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Oil Catch Can Questions

Hey Guys,

I've seen a couple of threads on this subject but have a couple of questions about using them on my 2013 GT.

1- Are they only suggested for cars that are driven hard/raced, or would you recommend for my weekend only, gently driven, Mustang?

2- Which brand is best? I've seen references to JLT,UPR, & Moroso.

3- How many catch cans to install? Only JLT seems to suggest possibly using (2) cans, one for each side of the engine, & says that the passenger side is more important.

4- Are there any issues with Ford warranty? I asked my dealer about this & whether they would install the catch cans, but can't get an answer.

5- I realize each state is different, but is there any reason to think these devices could pose problems with emissions testing (I'm in NJ)? I did see one post where someone thought they caused an issue with California emissions testing.

6- Any maintenance required? Do they just screw off to empty?

Thanks for your input!
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1- Are they only suggested for cars that are driven hard/raced, or would you recommend for my weekend only, gently driven, Mustang?

No, I would definitely get one. I've only gone racing twice and drive spirited a few times a week but I wish I did it a long time ago. My car has 24.5K on it and my manifold was gross. I just installed mine this week.


2- Which brand is best? I've seen references to JLT,UPR, & Moroso.

Any of those will do.


3- How many catch cans to install? Only JLT seems to suggest possibly using (2) cans, one for each side of the engine, & says that the passenger side is more important.

Unless you're racing every weekend, just the passenger side is fine.


4- Are there any issues with Ford warranty? I asked my dealer about this & whether they would install the catch cans, but can't get an answer.

No. And don't pay them to install it. It takes longer to take the decorative cover off than to install the catch can.


5- I realize each state is different, but is there any reason to think these devices could pose problems with emissions testing (I'm in NJ)? I did see one post where someone thought they caused an issue with California emissions testing.

It's technically an emissions violation in some really heavily restricted areas. Just double check to make sure they don't pop your hood and look for that stuff. If PVC systems are not mentioned, then don't worry about it. But then again, I can't imagine someone would really know the difference unless your emissions are done at local shops or something like that and know what to look for. I'd be worried about this much 0.0000000001/100000000000. Just keep the factory hose.


6- Any maintenance required? Do they just screw off to empty?

Screw it off. Empty it. Screw it back on.

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I have one installed and below is my opinion:

1- Are they only suggested for cars that are driven hard/raced, or would you recommend for my weekend only, gently driven, Mustang?

No. Any car with a high compression motor can take advantage of one. It is a piece of mind modification. I don't drive my car particularly hard and I always find a few teaspoons of oil in my catch can when I check it at oil change. The oil that is caught would have otherwise ended up in my intake.

2- Which brand is best? I've seen references to JLT,UPR, & Moroso.

I bought a JLT. The fittings and catch can are top quality and it uses OEM PCV hoses.

3- How many catch cans to install? Only JLT seems to suggest possibly using (2) cans, one for each side of the engine, & says that the passenger side is more important.

Most people install one as far as I know for NA motors. I installed on on the passenger side.

4- Are there any issues with Ford warranty? I asked my dealer about this & whether they would install the catch cans, but can't get an answer.

It's possible I suppose if the hose failed somehow and messed up the PCV system causing other engine issues, but I think the likelihood is slim. Just check the connections regularly (like everything else) and should be fine.

5- I realize each state is different, but is there any reason to think these devices could pose problems with emissions testing (I'm in NJ)? I did see one post where someone thought they caused an issue with California emissions testing.

No idea. I doubt it would cause an issue unless it was defective or installed wrong as it doesn't impede the PCV system.

6- Any maintenance required? Do they just screw off to empty?

You can clean the filter too.

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If there is some emissions thing, I'm not aware of it. However, you can always pop the OEM Jose back on in 15 seconds. I keep mine in my trunk for some reason lol.

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I didn't know that Ford equipped the Mustangs with your very own Jose. I can't find mine anywhere. :hihi:

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Why would it not be accepted by emissions? You would think they wouldn't mind since it can help keep the engine running more efficiently.

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Why would it not be accepted by emissions? You would think they wouldn't mind since it can help keep the engine running more efficiently.

Same idea behind breathers granted that is definitely letting blowoff into the atmosphere. But we're also talking about politicians here, not common sense. In Wisconsin, it is 100% illegal to run any non OEM exhaust hardware. The ordinance is written in such a way that this includes additional mufflers that would make the car even quieter. Who follows that rule though? I DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!............................ .................................................. .................................................. .said no one ever.
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Thanks. You guys made it understandable.
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Hey Guys,

I've seen a couple of threads on this subject but have a couple of questions about using them on my 2013 GT.

1- Are they only suggested for cars that are driven hard/raced, or would you recommend for my weekend only, gently driven, Mustang?

2- Which brand is best? I've seen references to JLT,UPR, & Moroso.

3- How many catch cans to install? Only JLT seems to suggest possibly using (2) cans, one for each side of the engine, & says that the passenger side is more important.

4- Are there any issues with Ford warranty? I asked my dealer about this & whether they would install the catch cans, but can't get an answer.

5- I realize each state is different, but is there any reason to think these devices could pose problems with emissions testing (I'm in NJ)? I did see one post where someone thought they caused an issue with California emissions testing.

6- Any maintenance required? Do they just screw off to empty?

Thanks for your input!
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I have a JLT and it literally installed in less than 60 seconds. Very very easy... and works great!!!!!

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I didn't know that Ford equipped the Mustangs with your very own Jose. I can't find mine anywhere. :hihi:
He comes with the manuel shifter :grinroll


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Just a heads up I purchased JLT catch can for both sides. Drivers side is not needed. I race my car like I stole it and there is no oil to be found in the drivers side catch can. The passengers side about a teaspoon over 2600 hard track miles.

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