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Catch-can question

Discussion in '3rd Gen - 2007 - 2017' started by creef14, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. creef14

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    Anyone find their catch can threads extremely tight?

    I always only hand tighten the actual can part but every time I need to empty it, its like it was tightened by the hands of Thor. Today I was literally bending the bracket trying to get it to turn, before it finally came loose. I like to believe I'm as super strong as any one, but this thing is always super tough to take out.

    I thought about placing a little bit of grease on the threads but I also don't know if I want to loosen it that much.

    Or is this just par for the course? this my first catch-can after all...
     
  2. chuck s

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    What can? Just checked my JLT can (after reading this note). I dismount the bracket with a little ratcheting 10mm wrench. Can twisted off by hand. Tight, but came off.

    Can was full. Gotta see if I can find the last time I checked it.

    -- Chuck
     
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    the can is the bottom part, that screws off and actually catches the stuff
     
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    Again, what can? Mine is a LHT. See my revised note above. There are probably several since this is an aftermarket part.

    -- Chuck
     
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    I have JLT catch can. I haven't heard of anyone using a different brand.
     
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    @creef14 mine is pretty tough sometimes, nature of the beast with how much heat goes through there?
     
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    Geesh this reminds me to empty mine, I guess I need to start keeping a log on when I empty it.

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    My last can dump was scheduled for July 10 but there's no indication in my notes that I did it. :) Scheduled time before that was April 10. Pretty sure I did at least one of them.

    I just set a reminder to check it again in two months.

    -- Chuck
     
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    I run the RXP catch can. The pros are that it has a easy opening quarter turn valve at the bottom to drain it without removal. And it holds a lot more volume and only catches oil not water because it’s a oil separator also which keeps the volume down. The cons are it’s more expensive to buy and a harder install.
     
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    What are you guys catching in your cans? Sounds bad. Is this an Eco problem? I have a '14 5.4 and I see most of the above are '17's. I like a clean can too...
     

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