Have you thought about adding an oil catch can to your C8 Corvette? Perhaps after this video, it will be the Corvette mod that moves to the top of your list.
Oil catch cans help protect direct-injection engines from spreading contaminants before they reach your intake manifold. They are generally easy to install and when you see what they do catch, it will make you wonder why you haven’t considered a catch can before this.
Without getting too technical, the catch can is mounted between the intake manifold and the crankcase, utilizing the pressure relief hose. The hose helps in the relief of high pressure that can build up inside the crankcase during the combustion process. The common problem here is that oil and other gunk from the combustion process creates “blow-by” that can push these contaminants back into your intake manifold where they accumulate and eventually cause a loss of power and fuel economy.
Direct Injection motors are more susceptible to this than port-injection motors due to the fact that fuel from port injection motors is sprayed directly onto the intake valves which helps keep them clean, whereas fuel from direct-injection motors is sprayed directly into the cylinder so they are more likely to have deposits accumulate.
From 519AutoTech via YouTube:
In this C8 Corvette vlog I install an oil catch can on the 6.2L v8 engine. This is a very simple modification that will save the intake and exhaust valves from getting oil deposits on them. Direct injection engines are notorious for this problem and doing this will help the performance and longevity of the engine.
To learn more about oil catch cans, check out this informative video from Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained.
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