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Old 07-10-2013, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by HOTRODHARLEY View Post
Oil in the intake tract. Not the TB... I've owned 3 HEMI vehicles and have seen it in every one... And I mean quite a bit of oil. Not a couple drops...
Gotcha. Maybe I will take it off this weekend and check it..

Originally Posted by RAM EM View Post
I was going to say pretty much the same thing and thought "why bother ?"
I find it ironic that OP has started a thread about his color-matched DIY catch can, and now is saying they are waste of time, more or less (kinda
like a "CAI" that draws in radiant heat from the engine bay).
The biggest reason for a catch can isn't for reasons of prolonging engine life anyway, it's to keep oil vapors from mixing with the incoming fuel and lowering the octane, which promotes the detonation that Hemis are prone to, especially tuned ones. I've experienced this firsthand, and adding the catch can (which was recommended by my cmr tuner) helped alleviate this condition.
Obviously, a CC that has a way to seperate/filter the oil from the air going into the intake is going to be superior to one that doesn't. It doesn't have to be expensive or fancy, either. I have seen DIY cans that are true accumulator/seperators that cost about $50 to make, and I'm sure work quite well.
So you were going to say pretty much the same thing, but disagree with him. OOOOk

That's a first I've of N/A hemi's are prone to detonation. Have any info about that?

and yes your CAI post are awesome...
98 GTP-Mods? Yeah, lots of them
2009 Ram CC Sport- Mods very SOON!!!

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