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Old 01-26-2018, 12:04 PM   #1
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Is a catch can recommended for the ZL-1?

Is a catch can recommended on this engine? I read that they are pretty good on naturally aspirated direct injection engines, but on a blower equipped engine, will they even work?

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Old 01-26-2018, 12:17 PM   #2
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Get a hold of these guys. They are the masters in this field of catch cans. You'll get all the right answers.

http://www.eliteengineeringusa.com/faqs/
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:18 PM   #3
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Is a catch can recommended on this engine? I read that they are pretty good on naturally aspirated direct injection engines, but on a blower equipped engine, will they even work?

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Absolutely, especially with forced induction.

Elite Engineering EX-2 is an amazing product.

http://www.camaro6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=505199
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:20 PM   #4
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I wouldn’t rely on a catch can manufacturer to give me the answer. It will always be yes.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:25 PM   #5
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The Pcv appears to be vented in oem plastic type catch can is this not correct? I have used elite on all others engines with positive results. Ls3 lt1 5.3 etc

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Old 01-26-2018, 12:27 PM   #6
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The catch can debate has been beaten to death on this forum. I recommend you use the search function to do some research. But the short answer is usuallly yes.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:39 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input.
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Old 01-26-2018, 01:28 PM   #8
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Beware that adding a catch can to the LT4 is a little more involved than the LT1 and LS engines. Some serious modifications have to be made to the engine.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...KnvSdkJj4/edit

http://www.eliteengineeringusa.com/c...atch%20Can.pdf


With these modifications comes the risk of having your powertrain warranty voided by GM.

I asked a similar question shortly after I got my ZL1 and those that responded had no plans to add a catch can. To date there's no catch can on my ZL1 despite having installed one on my previous two Camaros.

http://www.camaro6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=474309
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Old 01-26-2018, 01:37 PM   #9
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Beware that adding a catch can to the LT4 is a little more involved than the LT1 and LS engines. Some serious modifications have to be made to the engine.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...KnvSdkJj4/edit

http://www.eliteengineeringusa.com/c...atch%20Can.pdf


With these modifications comes the risk of having your powertrain warranty voided by GM.

I asked a similar question shortly after I got my ZL1 and those that responded had no plans to add a catch can. To date there's no catch can on my ZL1 despite having installed one on my previous two Camaros.

http://www.camaro6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=474309
Yep good point on the warranty. Its been documented on here that warranty can and will get denied with one. For myself, I wouldnt add one to any car that has warranty. I've read about them, most catch cans collect very little. Elite does make the best one from everything Ive ever read about them.
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Old 01-26-2018, 02:42 PM   #10
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Beware that adding a catch can to the LT4 is a little more involved than the LT1 and LS engines. Some serious modifications have to be made to the engine.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...KnvSdkJj4/edit

http://www.eliteengineeringusa.com/c...atch%20Can.pdf


With these modifications comes the risk of having your powertrain warranty voided by GM.

I asked a similar question shortly after I got my ZL1 and those that responded had no plans to add a catch can. To date there's no catch can on my ZL1 despite having installed one on my previous two Camaros.

http://www.camaro6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=474309
Well, I'm not willing to give up a warranty. That information was what I was looking for.

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Old 01-26-2018, 02:43 PM   #11
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So how does one handle the obvious build up of gunk on the intake tract of these engines? Is it down to periodic cleaning, and or the SeaFoam voodoo?
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Old 01-26-2018, 02:45 PM   #12
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The catch can debate has been beaten to death on this forum. I recommend you use the search function to do some research. But the short answer is usuallly yes.
Lol no offense but this is a crock. I don’t recall a single thread of late coming up pertaining to the LT4 ZL1 about catch cans. Always nice when members snub a newer member for little reason. You didn’t have to click on the thread nor write that reply. No one needs to be told to do a search when they asked a question to an audience who may actually know what they’re talking about. If you don’t, move along and don’t bother.
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Old 01-26-2018, 03:08 PM   #13
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Lol no offense but this is a crock. I donít recall a single thread of late coming up pertaining to the LT4 ZL1 about catch cans. Always nice when members snub a newer member for little reason. You didnít have to click on the thread nor write that reply. No one needs to be told to do a search when they asked a question to an audience who may actually know what theyíre talking about. If you donít, move along and donít bother.
You need to take a deep cleansing breath. It wasn't a snub. But the information is out there already. It looks like you too need to use the search button and take a look. Perhaps he wasn't aware this forum had a search feature. Some members aren't. I think it would be a good practice to get for everyone on this forum who has a question use the search function first. That way we don't have millions threads about the same topic. Granted there aren't a ton of threads about catch cans for the lt4 but they do exist. Then maybe people like you can educate themselves before trying to slam other members such as myself.
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Old 01-26-2018, 04:28 PM   #14
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