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Old 06-06-2012, 05:28 PM
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Now that my boost leaks have been resolved i am getting excessive blow by due to increased crank preassure. I need to install a catch can urgently.

How much oil are the other FI guys collecting?
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I collect more condensation than I do actual oil...
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just put one of these in last week, black 350ml for $20 shipped on ebay, exit hose dumps the fumes out of the engine bay
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Going to have my friend build me one
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hi i just got a oil catch can for my 06 rx8 is there any different to installing it ?
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Ross_Dawg View Post
just put one of these in last week, black 350ml for $20 shipped on ebay, exit hose dumps the fumes out of the engine bay
Ross, how did you mount this can? i am looking at the same one on ebay. i like the size just small 350ml. did you use a breather with it? i dont think its included with the can. thanks!
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:43 AM
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Ross, how did you mount this can? i am looking at the same one on ebay. i like the size just small 350ml. did you use a breather with it? i dont think its included with the can. thanks!
He put a picture of it in there...
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@ GS, if you have the jet air line involved with the vent, the result is a hell of a vacuum leak.

I checked mine. Line runs from intake to can, then can to jet air, filler and OMP vent. Most of oil fumes should get burned through Jet Air line, what is left ends up in can. Can has to be full to get to intake.
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have any of you used an NRG oil catch can in the past? Looking for a recommendation on best mounting location. It's one of the taller cans.

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Old 03-26-2013, 12:26 AM
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Made my own catch can out of a aluminum water bottle, 2 NPT fittings, level reader, some JB weld and a can of paint. Total cost was under $20, only really took a hour besides leaving the JB weld to cure and paint to dry... gunna mount where the air pump sits.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:16 PM
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No Blow-By After 15K Miles

I have a 2005 6 Speed with about 15,000 miles on it...hardly ever drive it.
When I do drive it I rev the engine up to about 8K and am by no means light-footed with the car. After reading the "Catch-Can" information (this is my first post...so I hope I am doing it correctly) it made sense to eliminate any Blow-By from getting into the intake.

After examining the air hose intake assembly I was extremely surprised to see that it was clean with no evidence of oil whatsoever (see pics).

I decided to install a Catch-Can anyhow and used 3/8 braided PVC to keep an eye on the lines.

I do have the MSP 16 Flash done...and assuming this would cause more Blow-By to be evident I am puzzled.

Any insight as to why am I not seeing any Blow-By residue would be most appreciated.
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The "blow by" condition only affects 2004-2005 RX8s if memory serves correctly. Later models do a bit more routing of the oil vent before dumping it into the intake.

There was a (re)discussion of this just a week or two ago. A TSB was issued at one point that allows 2004 and 2005 8s to retrofit the 06+ change. You end up tapping into the nipples on the LIM rather than the accordion tube.

Also, while I certainly suffer from occasional blow by, there are certain forum members here that swear it is not natural and we all must be smoking crack to be concerned about it.
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Old 07-08-2015, 04:30 AM
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Thanks Mate. I just installed a catch can in my Rx8, your post was very helpful
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It's not natural and there are plenty of examples proving it. You must be smoking crack to post something that delusional.
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Seems to me...

Given that my RoXy Ocho is only 2 days old for me , still parked out front and I haven't gotten her to start yet... Upon removal of the accordion tube to remove and access the ignition coils I did find it and everything else below it just saturated with oil... Realizing it was coming from the hose leading to the filler neck, I naturally searched "oily intake" to find this brilliant diy solution and after reading through 85% of all replies... (now hence title) Seems to me that aside from not over filling the oil, that the best place for the oil is inside the engine block and pan where it belongs... And since everyone seems to agree that vacuum plugging the intake port is completely safe and recommended, why not just vacuum plug the filler neck port using either a flanged rubber interior plug or the exterior style vacuum plug shown in the OP photos and then simply reconnect the hose to the filler neck , thus hiding the plug from any pesky warranty voiders and just as pesky smog technicians, negating any need for overflow canisters or hose routing. Anyways thanks to all for verifying that I'm fine blocking that vacuum port to the intake however I will be blocking it at the filler neck and hiding the plug/mod from CA smog test centers and let the PCV valve do it's job to expel the gases to the manifold while keeping the oil where it belongs...
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i wouldn't cap it.... an engine needs to breathe.
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Old 11-15-2015, 07:53 PM
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engine breathe

Yeah I did just notice reply #155? But I did say 85% read.... Still think that the pcv lines and valve should be sufficient but I do need to reference the diagrams before I actually plug it, otherwise catch can does solve the intake problem and I can always throw the original hose on once every two years when I put the cat back on for smog.
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TN JcbRX8 Catch Can Install & P2070 Diagnosis

Installed my 750 ml polished catch can w/ breather ($34 Amazon) over the weekend. I've the P2070 CEL, and am in process of diagnosing root cause. Valve movement & actuator appear good. Will t-shoot solenoid & switch next. Once again...appreciate all those willing to share the knowledge & experience to help us maintain, enhance, & enjoy our 8s.
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2007 RX8 requires oil catch can?

considering putting a catch can on my 2007 RX8 just curious if itís required? yet to do an visual checks but fitting cold air intake soon and considering doing it all in one hit.
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