Any one install an oil catch can on a 2.4L Solstice. If so, please let me know how the install went.
I put one on my 2.4, it has a werks turbo kit though. I noted some slight oily build up on the lower pressure pipe intake side of the turbo inlet. I assumed it must be this breather hose. I installed a $16 cheapo ebay special catch can. After running it for just over 1k miles this year, I have not noted any collection of oil, in the can or the transparent tubes. The can isn't filled with wool or baffles, so it may not be great at catching oil too.Any one install an oil catch can on a 2.4L Solstice. If so, please let me know how the install went.
Now that is a catch can.Speaking of catch can's, it seems like majority of them are junk. They don't separate the oil properly from the vapor, there's a good discussion about them and gdi here Carbon issues with direct injection engines - AnandTech Forums
The fun starts at post #81 when a gdi tech jumps into the thread.
If you can's internal's don't look like this then its not going to work properly.
Do you have a link to the specific one you bought?Just an update on my new rx catch can, had it installed for a week and did some autocross over the weekend, it caught around a table spoon of oil.
My $20 ebay catch can barely had any oil in it, and i can't remember the last time i took it apart.
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Either one of these will work, although i'd email them and ask what the difference is because they look identical except for the price, unless these are built differently than the $400 cans? Not sure.
There's a steel braided line that goes from the front of the valve cover to the side of the turbo, that's where you tap into, the inlet of the catch can goes to the valve cover port and the outlet goes to the turbo's port.
The catch can that has 3 ports can also be made to work on our cars but it needs a retune because one port is connected to the intake manifold and the engine looses vacuum and makes the ecm go bonkers. You can possibly tune this out but i didn't bother with it.
Catch can manufacturers reply:I talked to them 2 years ago when i bought it and the third port isn't for our cars, our pcv setup is built differently than other cars. Other cars have the pcv hooked up to the intake manifold, ours isn't and this would create a vacuum leak. Pull the vacuum booster/bpv hose from the intake manifold and see how the car idles, that's how it idled when i installed the third port, the check valve is to prevent boost going into the can only.