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SV6 Oil Catch Can

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Good job on the oil collector can mounting.
I'd be interested to hear of any tangible performance or fuel economy benefits. Also how much oil is collected in say 1,000k's of city and highway driving, and if the addition of the collector can increases the amount of oil needed to be added between services. I doubt it but...

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Fuel economy is better since installing it (was 11ltrs per 100 now 9.8ltrs city driving) at 20,000klms. No performance as such other than keeping the octane rating closer to 98 (I use BP Ultimate). I tend to empty the can ever 5,000klm. There is only mills in the bottom of the can (I haven't measured it) but its enough. My engine does not use oil between services (every 7,500klm).
 
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Sorry Pete, I meant to say I modified another steel bracket to connect the G8 one to it. The modified bracket connects to the bolt that holds some sort of solenoid in front of the engine. I wanted to put my catch can in a very similar position as the guys in the US are doing.

The bracket I made up positions the G8 bracket just under the engine cover post and bolts onto the engine just to the left of the engine cover bracket

See photos below.
Thanks mate I`m waiting for my can and getting the G8 bracket from the pics you gave me before cheers Pete.
 

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Forgive my noobiness but how does having the catch can improve fuel economy?

Is there a particular branded one I should buy or type i should buy?
Instead of trying to burn a mix of oil and petrol it'll only have petrol to mix with air which will help it burn more efficiently meaning it'll need a little less petrol to make the same amount of power.
(Just to sum it up)
 

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why the f dont cars come with catch cans from the factory if they can make a considerable difference to fuel economy?
 

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So u spend more money
 

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I bought the Elite Engineering catch can from Tuff Car Parts in Melbourne. Very popular amongst Holden owners and well engineered.
 

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HEXEM,
dont mean to be taxing on you mate but you wouldn't have a simple 'how-to' to install this bad boy by any chance?

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HEXEM,
dont mean to be taxing on you mate but you wouldn't have a simple 'how-to' to install this bad boy by any chance?

cheers
I have the youtube video of the guy in the states (Camaro forum) which I followed and its in HD. The only difference is I couldn't mount the catch can in the exact same spot due to the engine being deeper than the Camaro one. Also I routed the PVC hose from the back of the rocker cover on the driver side in its original position and not outside like the one in the video.

The video is detailed and 15min long. I didn't use as much Teflon tape as the guy in the video did. I did ask for the same right angle outlet fittings.

Here is the link: 2012 Camaro V6 Catch Can Install - YouTube
 

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Had a look at a few of the other brands. Under half the price but they didn't unscrew like Elite, just drain screw and no baffle (steel wool) can be used. Also looked much bigger, more for race cars by the look. The Elite looks the go for my std car and will fit in and look std if Black.
 

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I have the youtube video of the guy in the states (Camaro forum) which I followed and its in HD. The only difference is I couldn't mount the catch can in the exact same spot due to the engine being deeper than the Camaro one. Also I routed the PVC hose from the back of the rocker cover on the driver side in its original position and not outside like the one in the video.

The video is detailed and 15min long. I didn't use as much Teflon tape as the guy in the video did. I did ask for the same right angle outlet fittings.

Here is the link: 2012 Camaro V6 Catch Can Install - YouTube
ahhh awesome dude thanks heaps!!
 

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Sweet vid. Now i know i could do it myself. Spoke to Tuff Parts and the cant reccommend it for a v6. is calibre a good brand. Just looking at superheap or auto barn i think.
Elite all the way, you need to order from the states???
 

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Will it fit to a stock alloytech intake? Calibre is an ok brand, I wouldn't touch their fluids though.
 

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Spoke to Tuff Parts and the cant reccommend it for a v6.
Not sure what you mean ?

TUFF Car Parts import the Elite Catch Can from the US, AFAIK they are the only importer of this product into Australia.

http://www.tuffcarparts.com/index.php?route=product/product&manufacturer_id=25&product_id=188

They also have an eBay shop to buy from. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ELITE-ENGINEERING-CATCH-CAN-LS1-LS2-LS3-L76-L98-VT-VE-/170540073114

Not sure on the supercheap one however I don't think its of the same quality. The standard Bracket (for GEN4, LS engines) fitting that comes with the Elite one, you could mod to fit somewhere else in the engine bay. They sell a G8 bracket which is what I bought extra ($10) or you could fab one up. I'm getting a mate of mine to do one for me. The design and quality of the can is what's important.
 
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Will it fit to a stock alloytech intake?.
You'd need to figure out which is the correct PCV line to use. From a picture of an Alloytech engine it doesn't look simple. The catch can on the VE S2 V6 (LLT & LFX) is more critical because of the SIDI characteristics.

You could refer to this thread for possible solution to installing a catch can on alloytech: http://forum.grrrr8.net/showthread.php?t=16756
 
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