Purpose of your Stock PCV
The PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) system is
designed to regulate and
remove fumes from the
engine crankcase, and to alleviate crankcase pressure which could cause oil
leaks or seal damage. The PCV system routes crankcase fumes into the intake
manifold where they can be burned to eliminate harmful emissions into the
atmosphere. The PCV valve controls the amount of crankcase flow
volume depending on the engine's load. With large throttle openings
(high engine loads), the more blow-by gases are produced, and the more the
PCV system flows oil vapor in to the intake manifold. The PCV valve also
functions as a check valve to prevent intake manifold flow from reversing
back into the crankcase when there is a backfire, or during periods of high
manifold pressure (boost) during forced induction by
turbocharger or supercharger.
Negative Effects of your
Stock PCV System:
Many Corvette, Camaro, Firebird and GTO owners with
LSX engines can
testify to the amount of oil residue that can
accumulate inside the intake manifold,
throttle body, intake track and
even the air filter during aggressive driving
There are various negative effects when excess oil
vapor contaminates the intake
system from the stock PCV system - such
* Throttle body and/or MAFS (Mass Air
Flow Sensor) malfunction or failure.
* Air filter, intercooler (if equipped) and intake
ducting contamination if oil pools and run back out the intake system after
* Reduced octane of the air/fuel
mixture, which can cause detonation and the ECM (Engine Control Module) to
retard timing, thereby reducing engine power
*Excessive carbon build-up on valves, piston crowns, combustion chambers and
spark plugs. This also increases the chance of detonation and power
& possible contamination of catalytic converters and oxygen
Bottom line: Excessive amounts of
oil vapor in the intake manifold is detrimental to your engine!
Solution: Install the E2
Elite Engineering PCV Oil Catch Can!
Installed on an LSx > Ultimate
The E2 Elite
Engineering PCV Oil Catch Can is designed to effectively separate oil from
the crankcase vapors, thereby eliminating all negative effects of excessive
intake system oil contamination. Our Catch Can has been engineered to
remove the oil vapor before it has a chance to contaminate your intake
Not all Catch Cans are
created equally! Often Imitated, never duplicated. Most Catch Cans
on the market are just comprised of an empty container with 2 ports. While
that simple design may trap a few oil droplets, our Catch Can is designed
to condense the oil vapor and trap the oil inside the container.
Our test proven design incorporates a stainless
steel mesh and screening mechanism that acts like a maze to collect and
condense the oil vapor. Once the oil vapors condense into liquid droplets,
it falls to the bottom of the can. In addition, the top assembly is
specially designed to keep any liquid from climbing out the exit hole during aggressive driving conditions. Stored
oil volume is approximately 8
ounces. You will be amazed by how
much oil our Catch Can will catch! Don't settle for an inferior
competitor's product. Insist on Elite Engineering's Catch
The Elite Engineering PCV Oil Catch
Can is constructed of the finest materials inside and
out. High performance car owners insist on the best products that
unsurpassed function as well as impressive visual
enhancement. Our Catch Can does both! Our exclusive design
incorporates optimum function and the finest materials, construction and finish
for maximum dependability.
The 2.6" diameter by 6.0"
long body is machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum alloy, and then anodized
in a variety of colors for a striking look. The internal condensing screen
is stainless steel encased inside an aluminum alloy housing designed for low
flow restriction. The housing can be disassembled for screen inspection,
cleaning or replacement if needed. The inlet and outlet hose fittings are
brass, and threaded into the body and sealed with Teflon tape. Supplied
hoses are fuel and oil vapor compatible (SAE 30R7 rated). The bottom catch
can reservoir screws onto the top of the unit, and is sealed with a built
in O-ring. Inspection and cleaning is easy by simply removing the bottom
of the unit without disturbing the mounting system or hoses.
In keeping with our high quality standards, all
supplied mounting hardware and
screws are stainless steel. The supplied
custom machined mounting bracket is black anodized 6061-T6 aluminum, and is
attached to the passenger side engine head on LS1/LS6/LS7/LS2/LS3 applications
with (2) two 10 mm button head screws.
Each Catch Can kit includes everything you need to
install the system. Basic
skills and common hand tools are the only things
Catch Can assembly beautifully
anodized in choice of available colors, complete with 3/8" barbed inlet/outlet
Custom machined mounting bracket for LS1/LS6/LS7/
applications, black anodized.
Stainless steel mounting hardware.
24 inches of 3/8" ID fuel and oil vapor compatible
Black zinc plated hose clamps.
We are offering our Catch Cans in the (4)
four most requested colors: Anodized in Red, Silver, Black, and Blue, Also
available in CHROME.
Note: LS2 and LS3 engine require special adapter,
and are $10 more.
Click here for detailed Installation
LS1, LS2, LS3, LS6, LS7, LS9