: RX Catch Can



00 ss
03-01-12, 06:49 PM
I've read several references to the RX catch can on here and on links to Camaro5. Where can I get one? Internet seaches reveal lot's of discussions, forum threads, youtube videos etc. but no vendors. Who sells this thing? How do I contact them to find out about prices and availability?

I really like the idea of the catch can and I think it would be an immediate and long term benefit to my car.

Please help.

Wag-O-Neer
03-02-12, 10:14 AM
2 places:

Member - BNRacing
Jerry - Bad News Racing

Member - SC2150
Tracy - RX Products

PMing either one of those gentlemen should get you what you need.

Or, you can order from BadNewsRacing....

http://badnewsracing.net/webstore/index.php/cPath/35_44

BNRacing
03-03-12, 04:37 PM
Like he said ^ we have them on our site.

Wag-O-Neer
03-03-12, 04:56 PM
Guys, get a catch can. Here's my 30K mile example. I'll be getting one...

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t112/clickit_photo/ff0e5160.jpg

00 ss
03-03-12, 09:56 PM
I'm. Sure mine looks similar, which is why I was looking into where to get a catch can.

On a side note, is there any potential issue with warranty if I install a catch can? I still have quite a bit of full Cadillac warranty left and I'd hate to ruin that with aftermarket parts. My car was a certified used car so I have about 2.5 years and 66000 miles left of warranty.

Thanks.

MoFex
03-04-12, 10:50 AM
I went to their site as I wanted to order the catch can. I like the catch can but I will not order from them They require well too much personal data inluding date of birth! What is wrong with them? Why cannot they just accept PayPal payment and ship to the address provided by PayPal? I guess they want to sell the data....

ByByBMW
03-04-12, 02:42 PM
I went to their site as I wanted to order the catch can. I like the catch can but I will not order from them They require well too much personal data inluding date of birth! What is wrong with them? Why cannot they just accept PayPal payment and ship to the address provided by PayPal? I guess they want to sell the data....

I agree, no way they need my DOB.

ScottRogers
03-04-12, 03:11 PM
I'm very interested in this, has anyone installed it yet and if so how do you plumb it in to the plenum ?

Wag-O-Neer
03-04-12, 04:04 PM
I'm very interested in this, has anyone installed it yet and if so how do you plumb it in to the plenum ?

Search the camaro5 forum, in the LLT bolt-on section. Lots of installs and pics.

I'd link you, but it's probably a no-no on here...

BNRacing
03-04-12, 05:02 PM
I wasn't aware that the account creation would be an issue. The DOB and County fields are there as part of the osCommerce cart that we use. I can't get rid of those fields but you can put whatever you want in there. We use an open source ecommerce solution but the trade off is some lack of features. As for email address- We do this ONLY so that we can email you important product information, such as updates to EZFlash for tuning, etc. An example of this was when we discovered a flaw in 3.6DI ECM, which all of you use. When attempting to write to the ECM if something were to happen- such as your laptop crashing- the ECM would tell us it only needed a partial flash to finish and work normally. This was not the case and led to 2 customer's cars needing to go to GM with bricked ECMs. This is not anything related to Trifecta, HP Tuners or EFI Live will have the same issue to over come if they release tuning for these cars. We managed to get a work around going in EZFlash and I used the customer information to email all of our customers letting them know. That's the only time I've ever used ANYONEs information for anything other than shipping. We are not here to sell anyone's information and I did not see this as an issue, however I also understand your concerns for privacy and admit there are people out there that would use the information for personal gain. In response to this, I have added PayPal Express Check Out to the site. It's live now and will not require you to create an account with us to order. I value any feedback anyone can provide so I would like to thank you all for bringing this to our attention.

MoFex
03-05-12, 08:35 AM
I wasn't aware that the account creation would be an issue. The DOB and County fields are there as part of the osCommerce cart that we use. I can't get rid of those fields but you can put whatever you want in there. We use an open source ecommerce solution but the trade off is some lack of features. As for email address- We do this ONLY so that we can email you important product information, such as updates to EZFlash for tuning, etc. An example of this was when we discovered a flaw in 3.6DI ECM, which all of you use. When attempting to write to the ECM if something were to happen- such as your laptop crashing- the ECM would tell us it only needed a partial flash to finish and work normally. This was not the case and led to 2 customer's cars needing to go to GM with bricked ECMs. This is not anything related to Trifecta, HP Tuners or EFI Live will have the same issue to over come if they release tuning for these cars. We managed to get a work around going in EZFlash and I used the customer information to email all of our customers letting them know. That's the only time I've ever used ANYONEs information for anything other than shipping. We are not here to sell anyone's information and I did not see this as an issue, however I also understand your concerns for privacy and admit there are people out there that would use the information for personal gain. In response to this, I have added PayPal Express Check Out to the site. It's live now and will not require you to create an account with us to order. I value any feedback anyone can provide so I would like to thank you all for bringing this to our attention.

BNRacing,

Sorry I came across a bit harsh, but I have a very strong feeling about sites that require well too much personal information when buying simple staff.

Anyway, I did order the catch can using PayPal this morning. It went smoothly, no problems, however it did not give me an option of selecting color. Not that it matter that much to me….

Kudos to you for reacting to customer voice so quickly! It means a lot in my books at least!

BNRacing
03-05-12, 02:36 PM
Yeah we don't have the option on the site, but I didn't place your order yet so you are welcome to email me here- customersupport@badnewsracing.net if you'd like a custom color. No charge for it or anything so hit me up!

kingtj
03-07-12, 04:49 PM
I ordered one of these last week from Tracy, but still waiting to get it in the mail. (He did say it would ship out "near the end of the week" though, so maybe it'll be at my doorstep when I get home from work tonight? One can hope!)

MoFex
03-15-12, 08:21 AM
Anyone received/installed the catch can yet?

kingtj
03-15-12, 02:18 PM
My catch can (ordered with the breather kit option too) finally arrived the other day. I'm hoping to install it tomorrow, since I'll have a day off work.
The can itself looks like a quality part (I ordered mine painted black), but I do have a slight concern about something I saw discussed with these on the Camaro forums. It sounds like at least one guy had a problem where the check-valve in the catch can got gummed up/froze up in really cold weather and stopped all airflow through the can. That, in turn, pressurized his engine until oil started coming out the rear main seal!

As I understand it, the RX catch-can is optionally sold without the check-value in it, but it's usually there because it allows a little more control of airflow to keep it as close to stock levels as possible, so the engine computer doesn't have to adjust for it being in-line with the system?

I wonder if in our application, we'd be better off without it, just to prevent any possibility of a failed valve causing major problems?



Anyone received/installed the catch can yet?

MoFex
03-15-12, 02:31 PM
My catch can (ordered with the breather kit option too) finally arrived the other day. I'm hoping to install it tomorrow, since I'll have a day off work.
The can itself looks like a quality part (I ordered mine painted black), but I do have a slight concern about something I saw discussed with these on the Camaro forums. It sounds like at least one guy had a problem where the check-valve in the catch can got gummed up/froze up in really cold weather and stopped all airflow through the can. That, in turn, pressurized his engine until oil started coming out the rear main seal!

As I understand it, the RX catch-can is optionally sold without the check-value in it, but it's usually there because it allows a little more control of airflow to keep it as close to stock levels as possible, so the engine computer doesn't have to adjust for it being in-line with the system?

I wonder if in our application, we'd be better off without it, just to prevent any possibility of a failed valve causing major problems?

This is interesting. I have not received mine yet, but freezing valve would be my last concern living in Atlanta....anayway I will check it out....

Keep us updated.

mikesul
03-15-12, 02:32 PM
Anyone received/installed the catch can yet?

Here is a pic of my Rx can installed.

MoFex
03-15-12, 07:41 PM
mikesul,

thank you for posting. My can arrived this afternoon. I have to say I am impressed with the quality. If I have time I may install it this weekend. Your photo will definitely make it easier for me ;)

Wag-O-Neer
03-15-12, 10:00 PM
Good picture. Shows what a piece of cake, the install is.

shmiddy
03-16-12, 09:00 AM
Does it come with all the extra prices of tubing you'd need?

MoFex
03-16-12, 09:02 AM
Does it come with all the extra prices of tubing you'd need?

Yes, it does. It comes with everything you need, including bracket, bolts, tubing, installation manual....

mikesul
03-16-12, 12:05 PM
I haven't tried to put the engine "beauty" cover back on since having the Black iceolater installed. Always thought that it just kept in heat, not worth having on. Catch can is an easy job and worth it if you never have to clean oil out of the intake manifold.

Wag-O-Neer
03-16-12, 05:48 PM
I haven't tried to put the engine "beauty" cover back on since having the Black iceolater installed. Always thought that it just kept in heat, not worth having on. Catch can is an easy job and worth it if you never have to clean oil out of the intake manifold.

What's your thoughts on the black ice?

mikesul
03-17-12, 01:56 PM
First time after install I got on it up a ramp onto the interstate. I do have the Trifecta tune, but it felt much stronger and, with traction control off, carried up to 7k rpm and shifted strongly. I am counting on you to do the dyno test and show the actual gain. I wish I could have done a dyno for each step, KPE intake and ported T-B, Trifecta tune, then the black ice addition. Overall I am very happy with the results for so little money (compared to what I used to spend on my Corvettes).

MoFex
03-17-12, 09:41 PM
Installed the catch can this morning. An easy job, maybe 20 minutes. It will be interesting in a few thousands of miles how much oil it will actually catch....

SC2150
03-18-12, 11:28 AM
We have over 10,000 of these out in use over the years and have had only one customer report a valve freezing from condensation after sitting in below freezing temps....only one, but you can get it with plain fittings instead of the flow controlling checkvalve.

Were running behind on getting orders filled due to the demand. We have added 3 more staff and are working a shift & 1/2 to keep up. New facility in the future. :thumbsup:

kingtj
03-18-12, 04:58 PM
Ok... got my catch can installed yesterday afternoon. As others said, it's really not difficult to install. The hardest part, for me, was probably struggling to get the steel "pin" unscrewed that the plastic engine cover presses down onto, so I could attach the steel L-shaped bracket to it, to mount the catch-can on. I wound up using 2 pairs of locking pliers; one to hold the nut still on the underside of the "pin", and the other to twist the pin itself to unscrew it. (For some reason, I couldn't find a crescent wrench the same size as the nut or the bottom part of the pin! My toolbox had everything BUT that one.)

I noticed that my engine cover doesn't really snap down onto the pin anymore, but I think that's because I mounted the L-shaped bracket on the BOTTOM of the metal piece the pin goes through instead of on top of it (which would raise the metal pin up higher, by the thickness of the metal bracket). So do it the way mikesul has in his photo!

shmiddy
03-19-12, 11:46 PM
Are the filters a pretty easy item to get at local auto parts stores or do we have to get them through the vendor?
How often do they need to be replaced?

SC2150
03-20-12, 09:12 AM
The breather? The RX unit has an integrated flow controlling checkvalve in it to controll the amount of air flow so the tne can still adapt w/out it MAF metered so putting a plain breather on will cause fueltrim issues. :thumbsup:

shmiddy
04-22-12, 03:59 PM
So big day for me. I tackled the Iceolator Spacer and RX Catchcan. Ive never done this kind of work on a car before, it felt good. The instructions that were sent were pretty good for the CatchCan

Everything went well, i think i got it done within an hour.

Heres what my manifold looked like, not good, i recommend everyone gets this can, i can only see this oil intake causing problems
http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/1722/img1299u.jpg
By shmiddy (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/shmiddy) at 2012-04-22

This is how i ran the lines
http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/1773/img1305te.jpg
By shmiddy (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/shmiddy) at 2012-04-22
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2025/img1306e.jpg
By shmiddy (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/shmiddy) at 2012-04-22

And the drain line
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/673/img1302e.jpg
By shmiddy (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/shmiddy) at 2012-04-22


The engine cover modification,
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1150/img1308za.jpg
By shmiddy (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/shmiddy) at 2012-04-22

The cover sits a bit crooked, and i will play with some of the stuff to make it work, just didnt have the energy today.
http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/6750/img1307o.jpg
By shmiddy (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/shmiddy) at 2012-04-22

Thank you to the RX team for the products

kingtj
04-22-12, 07:16 PM
Hey ... quick question!

I purchased one of the optional oil cap breathers with the R/X catch can, but didn't do anything with it yet. I still have the factory intake, so in my case, can I just swap the regular oil cap with the breather cap and I'm all set? Or is it not even meant to use in my situation? (The instructions talk about capping off some lines, but if I'm understand things right, they're referring to hoses connected to some of the aftermarket CAI's like the Injen?)

SC2150
04-23-12, 11:37 AM
If you have the can installed then yes, the cap just replaces your OEM oil fill cap. You should not need to cap anything but the passenger side frsh air barb on the inner front of the valve cover. :thumbsup:

kingtj
04-26-12, 10:41 PM
Ok, but don't you mean DRIVER side?
There's a hose covered with some insulation that runs from the intake straight back to a plastic barb near the firewall on the driver's side. I assume that's the hose that needs to be plugged up?



If you have the can installed then yes, the cap just replaces your OEM oil fill cap. You should not need to cap anything but the passenger side frsh air barb on the inner front of the valve cover. :thumbsup: