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Old 11-14-2011, 08:24 PM
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Does installing a catch can improve your MPG, power, both?

It's obvious the primary reason everyone is installing these catch cans is simply keeping the crap out of the intake, and gumming up the rest of the motor.

A quick Google search on the web leads me back to this forum, but also gas saver websites. Anyone seeing some improvement on MPG? Can't be hurting the MPG, but curious what everyone might be seeing any improvements in performance other than knowing what "didn't end up burning off in the motor.
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As far as i know it does nothing to performance or MPG but it does prevent your throttle body from getting oil in it which in the long run can rob performance and MPG
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No, it won't improve performance but it lets you keep the performance you have.
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Sorry, doesn't do anything for MPGs or performance, what it does is increase the reliability since you don't have all the oil vapour and blowby from the crank case being put into the intake manifold, landing on your valves and settling on the back of your throttlebody.
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Smog systems take excess oil & put it into the throttle body, hoping that it will get burnt up in the combustion chambers, ie: the pistons & spark plugs
as anyone with a half a brain knows, the gas engine combustion chamber does not get hot enough to burn oil, but someone convinced the politicians that it does
A glow plug system like what is in a diesel may burn it off, but never a gasoline engine with spark plugs

So we use a Catch Can to hold the excess oil so that the rest of the fuel system stays fairly clean

the engine builders do everything they can to keep oil below the piston rings & smog devices put oil on top of the piston, it does not make any sense at all
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Technically it will do both (less oil in the mix gives more volume of air/fuel = more power). Also allows you to tune in more timing advance as the oil reduces octane level. These gains are minimal if any though, nothing really noticeable.
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Thanks for the info guys.....good stuff. Makes sense to keep the Hemi running like new while she's only going 600 miles on her now.

Just ordered a new Bakflip G2 this morning for my truck, and looks like this mod /accessory just moved up a little higher on the priority list.
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Catch cans are a great, easy mod that can only help your engine run it's best and last the longest!
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Anyone have pictures of their catch can setup. I would like to see what has been done before I do it?
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