In our last post, we focused on what a catch-can is and how it functions. Now that you know everything you could want to about their operation, you want to install one, right?
Where do I start?
Take photos of your stock setup before taking anything apart. This will ensure you know exactly what was changed in case you need to back track.
Locating the PCV valve is easy on a majority of vehicles. You can easily find a guide online for most models.
Next, you’ll want to locate a good home for your catch-cans. Take care to avoid routing your hoses over anything hot if you don’t plan to add heat protection. Make sure your cans end up in an easily-serviceable location! You don’t want to disassemble half your engine just to drain your cans.
Next, you’ll want to run your hoses. Starting at your PCV valve, run a hose to the inlet on your catch-can. From the outlet port, connect a hose to your intake manifold where the PCV line originally ran. Turbo applications will benefit from an additional check-valve in this line to prevent boost from building up in the catch-cans. (See diagram below)
Bolt down any remaining parts that you needed to remove, such as our intake manifold. Clean up your bay and you should be all set! Catch-cans are relatively easy and can be installed by most beginner mechanics with a basic set of tools.
Feel free to reach out if you run into any troubles!