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Old 06-19-2014, 03:39 PM
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I order the Billet Technology oil catch can and installed it on my 2014 Ram Big Horn 1500 with the Pentastar V-6 engine.

The install was not hard but did take a while to figure out a place to mount the catch can. I ended up mounting it in the left rear corner of the engine bay next to the battery.

It is easy to reach and easy to remove the bottom of the can to drain any oil that it catches.

I attached four photos showing the install.

I did have to go to Home Depot and buy two 1/2 inch barbed brass fittings as the catch can comes with two 1/2 inch to 5/8 brass fittings and 5/8 inch is to large.

I used a license plate security bolt to bolt the angle bracket I had to make to the truck. That required me to drill one 1/4 inch hole for the bolt.

Over all this took me about 30 minutes to install.

I ordered the one for the Challenger with the Pentastar V-6.

http://www.custombilletstore.com/product_p/20011.htm
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:40 PM
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Looks nice, keep us informed, wondering how much oil it will catch.

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Nice job. Thanks for the pictures. I have been thinking about doing this on my truck. It looks like a nice location.
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Thank guys, the hardest part really was trying to find a place to mount the can but that left rear corner seems to be a good spot as it is close to the PCV hose and the can is reachable yet out of the way.

The PCV hose is hard plastic so pushing the barbed fittings into it took some time. I used just a small amount of lube on the barbed fitting to aid in slipping them into the hard plastic PCV hose. I could only get the fitting just over half way into the plastic PCV hose that was still attached to the back of the engine. But I figured I would just go for a short ride to get the engine up to operating temp and when I got back was able to push the barbed fitting all the way into the back half of the hose due to the plastic PCV hose being warm and pliable now.

The front part of the PCV hose that attached to the air intake housing was a chore to install the barbed fitting as well but that one you have off the truck so you can push the plastic PCV hose onto the barbed fitting. It just takes a little patience and about five minutes for that one.

One thing that shocked me was when I removed intake cover there was a dried substance on the inside of the front of the throttle body on the bottom that looked like some kind of dried up lube that may be used during assembly to get the rubber intake hose to slide onto the throttle body. I cleaned that off the throttle body but was really surprised to find that substance there. It did not appear any made its way into the engine.

I did not find any oil in the mouth of the throttle body like the one member who installed a catch can on his Pentastar V-6. I have just over 1,900 miles on mine so I will monitor the can and report back what the results are. I don't drive this truck much so it may take me longer than most to get enough miles on the truck with the can installed to see how it performs.

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Just an update on the oil catch can, so far in 370 miles there is no oil in the catch can. I know some have found oil and others have not. So far I have none. But I have not put much mileage on it yet so I will continue to watch this and report the findings.
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This is what we called a 'puke box' on the larger than stock air cooled VWs, right? I can't imagine a modern engine would need this.
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One thing that shocked me was when I removed intake cover there was a dried substance on the inside of the front of the throttle body on the bottom that looked like some kind of dried up lube that may be used during assembly to get the rubber intake hose to slide onto the throttle body. I cleaned that off the throttle body but was really surprised to find that substance there. It did not appear any made its way into the engine.

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Not sure what you saw/removed, but,,,, Some manufacturers do place a lubricant where the plate meets the bore. You are not supposed to remove it.

Yep,,, been there, done that, removed it before myself,,,
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Some manufacturers do place a lubricant where the plate meets the bore. You are not supposed to remove it.

Yep,,, been there, done that, removed it before myself,,,
True, REP for that.
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Any feedback on how much oil you are catching?
I have a BT on my 5.7 and it does collect oil,,,
Some OEM PCV systems are better than others. The Pentastar may eventually end up with Direct Injection,,,, Ya really don't want any oil in the intake of a DI engine as it can coke up on the valves,,, cutting performance/fuel economy,,, (Port injection FI doesn't have this problem)

Also heard that there is a new 'valve cover' on the way for the Pentastar that is about 10mm shorter than the current one,,, Supposed to help 'fitment' of the Pentastar in small vehicles,,,

Anywho,,, I'm wondering if the Penta's PCV system is naturally ~pretty clean~ or if it's an oil spitter,,,

Any news?
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