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Old 08-18-2010, 06:30 PM
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I am curious If the old dipstick shows no drop in oil which I am assuming what is actually happening?
The capacity of the catch can is probably (just guessing) 4 or so ounces,,

As a quart is 32 oz, even if the catch can were to be completely full, it may only equal about an 1/8th of a quart. Probably not super-visible on the dipstick,,,,

But, with that being said, even though it's not a 'huge' amount of oil compared to the 7 quarts /224 ounces the Hemi engine holds, anything I can do to keep the intake tract and MAP sensor clean will be a benefit in the long run.

If it means prolonging or even avoiding an intake tract cleaning, and especially if you have the cleaning done by a garage, the can may pay for itself just in reduced maintenance costs.
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Thank's for the response Houston. I assume they are available for a 2009 Hemi , how easy are they fit and are they still beneficial if the engine has not and probably will not be modified in anyway?
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Easy to fit? I believe so, especially if you get the one made specifically for the 09-10 Hemi RAM.

My engine is 100% OEM, except for a Cortex tuner, which usually is set on 87 octane performace tune or XS Mileage tune.

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1st shows exactly what bolt hole in the head I used to enable the can to be mounted w/o interfering with the engine cover. Also shows "Z" bracket and it's relationship/positioning with the wiring harness.

2nd is just a top shot of the OEM PCV line plumbing. Its the plastic tube that runs along side the intake manifold. (front to back, passenger side)

3rd is another shot of the OEM line,,, It connects to the PCV valve 'tower' at the top rear of the intake and runs up to the side of the intake under the Throttle Body.

4th is the OEM line removed and laying 'loose' on top of the intake. Also shows how I ran the supplied 'rubber' hose. (Trim to fit)

5th is what it looks like when assembled with the engine cover on. I pulled the OEM intake filter box out during all this as it gives you a bit more room,,, (Super easy to remove filter box, just pull it straight up off the 'pins' that it sits on)

Hardest part was removing the OEM line.
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Good Man Houston thanks for the great info


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No problem!

Getting the OEM line off the intake under the TB was the toughest part. Remove it from the PCV 'tower' first,,,, Then it's a matter of twisting/pulling/twisting/pulling, etc,,, You can cut it off if you like, but I hate doing things that are 'irreversable',,,

I have heard of others that have left both the OEM connections to the manifold on, and then just cut out a section of the OEM plastic tubing, leaving enough tubing sticking out of the ends of the OEM connections to slip the supplied 'rubber' tubing onto.

Either way would work I suppose, but again, I like having the old OEM hose 'intact' in case I decide to reverse the mod or if I want to put the can on another vehicle,,,,

Right now, I am 'storing' the OEM line in a big pile of 'might need it someday' stuff in my attic!!!!

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I am sorry but what exactly is a catch can, and what does it do? Why does it catch oil?
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I am sorry but what exactly is a catch can, and what does it do? Why does it catch oil?
Start here:

http://www.custombilletstore.com/Bil...7L_p/20014.htm

Or do a search for 'billet technology catch can'

This is the item shown in my pictures above.

I purchased mine from a supporting vendor (Moe's) for a better price than shown on the BT site.
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I am sorry but what exactly is a catch can, and what does it do? Why does it catch oil?
First, do a search on this site for 'catch can', or google 'oil catch can'. It will explain the reasoning behind using a catch can, what it does, and how it does it.

2nd, go here:

http://www.bmcspeedshop.com/product_p/bt-20014.htm

Or search for 'billet technology catch can'

This is the exact item shown in my pictures above. (part # 20014) Comes with everything you need, NOT just the can!!!

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