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Old 11-30-2017, 08:03 PM
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Am I doing it wrong?

Alright, so I installed a catch can on a car for the first time. I got sick of looking for 1/2" fuel line so I just ended up doing this:

- Vented catchcan with 1 inlet capped off
- PCV Return line to the manifold capped off
- then 1 3/8" FI hose from the PCV to the catch can

Started and ran the car, everything seems cool. Just wanted to make sure since this is my first time.


Old 11-30-2017, 10:18 PM
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You'll know you did it wrong if it builds up pressure in the valve cover and blows out the gasket which is time consuming to replace
Old 11-30-2017, 10:26 PM
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You'll know you did it wrong if it builds up pressure in the valve cover and blows out the gasket which is time consuming to replace
Yes, quite the situation I am trying to avoid. I just wanted to double check my thinking that venting PCV to a vented catch can with the return capped is right.

Guess at this point if something like that happened the damage is done.
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A vented can usually won't have a return, are you sure it's not just a double inlet can?
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Here is the guy I am using off of ebay. It is a double inlet can, until I can get to the rear valve cover vent I blocked off the second one.


Old 11-30-2017, 10:35 PM
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The driver side vent is really easy to access once you pull off the intake pipe, leave the MAF/airbox, there is enough play in the "accordion" section to remove just the intake tube and leave everything else in place.

Obviously you have to take the strut tower brace off.
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Right on, thank you. I will give that a go tomorrow after work. I need a couple more feet of 3/8" anyways.
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I suggest you do the Search (catch can install) and start over before this failure causes major issues! And don't install a vented catch can!
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Old 12-01-2017, 07:39 AM
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Well, I found a motordyne35 video on youtube, which is where I came up with this. basically this is 1/2 of it implemented. So I guess I did follow a video, as I said I was going to do the rear one also but ran out of time after the SS brake lines and Master Cylinder

here is the video:

EDIT: I guess if I did it wrong, fine. I think I just did it different. Reminds me of an elaborate PCV filter that you see honda's running all the time. Maybe I was asking for a conversation on why it might be wrong not just, "it's a failure"

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