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I had the same attitude once with my old Ford Ranger. One expensive clean up later at about 85k miles was the remedy, long after warranty expired. If i can go 150 - 200k miles without needing another expensive clean up, then the can will be well worth the initial cost & minor maintenance.

This discussion is never ending because the sludging process takes many 10's of thousands of miles. So there are doubters. There were a lot of doubters in the 40 & 50s that smoking caused cancer too, because lung cancer often took decades to develop......

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Well said. Guys like me who plan on keeping their cars for as long as possible, also want to keep them in as good a shape, as possible.


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I don't have a catch can yet, but I will definitely end up with one or at least some breathers. I was shocked at the amount of oil that clearly goes into my intake, when I pulled both of them off to replace them with a ported set. That said, the car runs mighty strong without them, but sooner or later that oil will catch up to me, and I'd like to try to remedy the condition as much as possible. Maybe even a can of Seafoam spray.

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I doubt any catch can will ever be 100% effective at capturing all the oil vapor. A larger can & screen element might perform better, but every can will get to a saturation point after x amount of hours of operation.

I still applaud those who are working on an improved design.

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I agree that it's doubtful that any can be made to be 100% effective but some work better than others. I know that the other brand of can that I usually have on the car doesn't leave oil like I show in the above pics. It just shows a very small trace but nothing obvious.

I had an opportunity to test one of UPR's new diffusers on a fairly long vacation trip and is why I switched out cans.

My fiancée still runs a UPR can on her 07GT and she doesn't want to buy another can so I'm hoping UPR's continued improvements will benefit her as well.

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To each their own. I guess . The factory does their best to get a car ready for normal useage, at minimum cost. But there is always room for improvement. Especially with production vehicles.
+++Always room for improvement over production standards, imho.

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I'm surprised no one has mentioned that oil in the intake is lowering your effective octane rating for the air / fuel mixture. That is the main reason to run a catch can or breather.

This is not my writeup, but Jimmy did a great job here. I have a system identical to this.

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Works well as you can see, LOL.


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I'm surprised no one has mentioned that oil in the intake is lowering your effective octane rating for the air / fuel mixture. That is the main reason to run a catch can or breather.

This is not my writeup, but Jimmy did a great job here. I have a system identical to this.

(Boss Ch. 11) Underhood mods « jimmypribble.com/blog

Works well as you can see, LOL.

You are so right. Keeping oil out of the combustion chamber is a step in the right direction with regards to fuel octane matters .And keeping ANY oil, out of the combustion chamber is well worth it, in my old school, what do I know, opinion.

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