Originally Posted by Sledlvr
I'm confused on the whole catch can thing , I've had mine installed for 4000 very hard miles ,( I spend a lot of time on the rev limiter in the mud) but still have not seen a drop of oil in the can , although I've noticed my throttle body stay's clean now , as before it would be covered in oil residue , The only thing I see that could be the reason, is by all of your pics , Yours are all mounted down low beside the motor , mine is above the motor on the firewall, I'm now wondering if the residue is just draining back down the hose into the motor before it even gets to the can ?
regardless, the piece of mind my throttle body isn't getting gummed up was worth the money
Well, after looking at your photos, here are my thoughts.
With the engine cover installed, I cannot see where you attached the black hose, or where the white hose attaches either.
I do see that you have a notch on the left rear of the engine cover that I do not have on mine. (Where your black hose is coming out).
My Catch Can is installed like this:
Left hose running from the PCV to the can, then the right hose from the Can to the intake.
With the engine cover on it looks like this:
If your can is installed correctly, but not collecting any gunk, I agree with you that the gunk is probably unable to be pushed up the hose into the Can.
Which means it is collecting in the hose or in the PCV valve itself, which I believe is not a good thing.
If you remove the hose from the PCV and gunk pours out, I think you will need to lower your Catch Can.
Just my thoughts,
I am not an expert and I didn't even stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, either.