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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, 2007 cts, rx catch can "diy". in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; First i removed the radiator bolt for the mounting bracket. Its the bolt just to the right of the radiator ...
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    2007 cts, rx catch can "diy".

    First i removed the radiator bolt for the mounting bracket. Its the bolt just to the right of the radiator hose.



    Next i cut the plastic off of the left side, to fit the bracket. I used a file to smooth the surface.



    I installed the bracket after having to find a longer bolt to fit.



    I then located the vacuum tube on top of the valve cover and removed the 90 degree clip. See the little nipple sticking up off the valve cover, thats where the hose is clamped to.



    Next i cut the clip off within a few inches after the end of the 90. As i cut it, i squished the tubing a little bit. I used a circular chisel to regain its shape, (you can use whatever you want). To remove the clip, look at it closely, it comes towards itself and then to the right...



    After that i took the hose and a clamp and clamped it to the valve cover orifice. This tube leads to the center (90) of the catch can.



    After that i slid the hose onto the tube i cut the 90 off of, (this tube runs from each side of the intake manifold and come together right before the 90 on the valve cover), this hose goes to the other 90 coming out of the catch can.



    Here is the end product.





    Note: It will be easier to loosen the intake tubes on each side so you have more adjustability for cutting and placing the hose and clamps on.

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    Re: 2007 cts, rx catch can "diy".

    Good job

    Did you do your own bracket ?
    my catch can didn't come with one...

    nevermind (found it wraped in paper in the box)

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    Re: 2007 cts, rx catch can "diy".

    Quote Originally Posted by Lzr View Post
    Good job

    Did you do your own bracket ?
    my catch can didn't come with one...
    No, rx sent one with the can. Call them and they will get it out to you. Make sure you specify that you need the longer bracket. Oh and Thank you.

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    Re: 2007 cts, rx catch can "diy".

    Quote Originally Posted by SHORTSTACK View Post
    No, rx sent one with the can. Call them and they will get it out to you. Make sure you specify that you need the longer bracket. Oh and Thank you.
    k, i might have to call them how long was yours ? the bracket in the box is 2 1/2 inches on the sloted side and 1 3/4 on the 1 hole side

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    Re: 2007 cts, rx catch can "diy".

    Quote Originally Posted by Lzr View Post
    k, i might have to call them how long was yours ? the bracket in the box is 2 1/2 inches on the sloted side and 1 3/4 on the 1 hole side
    Much longer then that. I also received the shorty bracket like you did. Call them, they will straighten things out.

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    Re: 2007 cts, rx catch can "diy".

    i'll see if i can make it fit 1st

    i waited on them for a month, don't want to wait for another month on a bracket ...

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    Re: 2007 cts, rx catch can "diy".

    Quote Originally Posted by Lzr View Post
    i'll see if i can make it fit 1st

    i waited on them for a month, don't want to wait for another month on a bracket ...
    Im telling you, it wont fit. Thats why i said to call them. IT WILL NOT FIT.

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    Re: 2007 cts, rx catch can "diy".

    damn...

    that really sucks
    might have to go to the office on my day off and make me one then...

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    Re: 2007 cts, rx catch can "diy".

    Its easy to make to be honest. But i understand why you dont want to wait. A month is a long time. I got mine within a couple weeks and then got the new bracket a few days later.

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    Re: 2007 cts, rx catch can "diy".

    nice write up dude! great job
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    Re: 2007 cts, rx catch can "diy".

    Quote Originally Posted by josney View Post
    nice write up dude! great job
    Thanks buddy..

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    Re: 2007 cts, rx catch can "diy".

    VERY Nice! You do great work.
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    Re: 2007 cts, rx catch can "diy".

    Quote Originally Posted by SHORTSTACK View Post
    Its easy to make to be honest. But i understand why you dont want to wait. A month is a long time. I got mine within a couple weeks and then got the new bracket a few days later.
    Looks like i will contact him cuz i didn't make it to the office, when i got out, a punk kid i told not to sit on my car, came during the evening and knifed one of my tire (1st time in my life i'm saying this but : thank god for nosy old ladies) my neighbor saw it so at least he's gonna get caught cuz the mom is a deadbeat and didn't want to hear about it, so had to call the cops and do a report and all
    and my damn tires are rare in canada (330$ each) what a shitty day gonna be on the donut for couple days till they receive the tire no one has it locally

    sorry didn't mean to switch subject, so didn't make the bracket and won't be in the office for 3 weeks, so might as well get the real bracket

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    Re: 2007 cts, rx catch can "diy".

    Quote Originally Posted by Lzr View Post
    Looks like i will contact him cuz i didn't make it to the office, when i got out, a punk kid i told not to sit on my car, came during the evening and knifed one of my tire (1st time in my life i'm saying this but : thank god for nosy old ladies) my neighbor saw it so at least he's gonna get caught cuz the mom is a deadbeat and didn't want to hear about it, so had to call the cops and do a report and all
    and my damn tires are rare in canada (330$ each) what a shitty day gonna be on the donut for couple days till they receive the tire no one has it locally

    sorry didn't mean to switch subject, so didn't make the bracket and won't be in the office for 3 weeks, so might as well get the real bracket
    I hate kids, even yet the irresponsible parents that they belong to.
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    Re: 2007 cts, rx catch can "diy".

    Quote Originally Posted by SHORTSTACK View Post
    I hate kids, even yet the irresponsible parents that they belong to.
    I hate bad ones! It seems parenting is at an all time low…..bad a$$ kids are epidemic. It should be a capital offense for some people to reproduce.

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