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I have an oil catch can that I purchased on eBay for my Mazda 6 but I never installed it. Is it true that the PVC valve is internal and there's no way this will work? Mine is a '03
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No, the PCV valve is located at the end of the hose in the side of the oil filler tube at the front of the engine.
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ok... im not knowledgeable on catch cans. so what exactly is the purpose of them?
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Catch cans catch oil from the PVC valve that would normally get sucked into your intake and get burned by the engine, by installing a catch can, the catch can catches the oil being vacuumed sucked by the intake and stores the oil in it till its emptied by you the owner, this way, the intake of the engine does not become all gummed up with hot oil crappy oil, also the engine now only burns clean fuel and air so better in all sides. I presume manufactures do not install these as they require the owner to regularly check the catch can for caught oil and emptied when full
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o ok. so they are basically like doing preventative maintenance?? and every engine can run one??
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o ok. so they are basically like doing preventative maintenance?? and every engine can run one??
apparently our 2007's have an internal PCV system so we cannot utilize a catch can without some major jimmy-rigging

(and it's PCV not PVC, that's polyvinylchloride :P, PCV is Positive crankcase ventilation)
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apparently our 2007's have an internal PCV system so we cannot utilize a catch can without some major jimmy-rigging

(and it's PCV not PVC, that's polyvinylchloride :P, PCV is Positive crankcase ventilation)
ok mister i go to college lol jkjkjk but thanks for the information. it was just something i had heard a lot of people talking about and wanted to get more knowledgeable on
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haha my $60,000k chemistry degree just came in handy for once! Yeah, if our trucks could utilize it I would have gotten one months ago.
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damn... 60k for a degree. impressive lol and i wish they would because i believe in preventative maintenance. you know of anything we can do other than the regular?
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