How To: 3.5L Catch Can Installation

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    How To: 3.5L Catch Can Installation

    Well I held out long enough and finally joined the crowd. This was an impulse buy since BT held a %15 off sale just days after I ordered my ported/polished throttle body and lower intake manifold. I think protecting my ported/polished parts was a very valid excuse to spend another 133 Canadian dollars I don’t have.

    Upon opening the box I was amazed by the quality of this thing but I really wasn’t surprised considering the quality of the other BT products I own. These things are very solid and there is a lot of material here for the price. The anodize finish is vibrant, smooth and shiny (ie. perfect!). I should also mention the customer service at BT is hands down unbelievable.

    I went with purple anodize and it is very hard to photograph in all it’s purpley/pink glory but it is beautiful. Eventually my engine bay will be roughly %80 black, %20 yellow (to match my callipers) and I will use the purple anodize BT catch can and fluid caps to make it all “pop” . . . it looks great in my head but will take awhile since my bay is bone stock so far haha.



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    The "wrong" yet perfectly functional way

    Step 1: Open the package to release the all mightily BT power that is the catch can.

    Step 2: Throw out the instructions!
    Haha ok, I admittedly read through the instructions once but they made no sense at first glance and the one picture supplied was dark and muddy so I set them aside. After I did the install MY way I re-read the BT instructions and they made more sense than before not to mention their method sounds easier than what I did.

    So here is how I did the install, skip to the third post for the BT installation method.

    Step 3: Connect the supplied hoses with the supplied brass fitting.
    (I should have known something was wrong at this point since one length of hose was too long and one too small . . . my logic was to use the supplied brass fitting to make one long hose and cut it to the necessary lengths.)




    Step 4: Connect hose to the PCV valve on the engine.
    This is located on the left side of the engine buried under the plenum. It is a very tight fit and I temporarily removed the thing-a-ma-jig to make more room for my hand. The thing-a-ma-jig simply pulls off its mounting post and can be pushed aside will all hoses/wires attached.



    Yellow arrow: Pull up to remove thing-a-ma-jig
    Red Arrow: Location of PCV tube, refer to next photo


    PCV tube at engine





    Step 5: Mount the BT catch can.
    The mounting location is on the strut brace by the throttle body. There is a little pocket there as if the catch can was meant to be a stock item. Slide the arm of the catch can into the pocket and use the supplied (3/16 hex head) screw to fasten it from below.







    Step 6: Cut hose to length and attach
    Pull the hose you installed in Step 4 up to the brass elbow on the left side of the catch can (or right side it doesn’t matter) cut to length and slide it onto the fitting. Be careful here as there is little hose to spare. I ended up cutting 15” off the end.









    Step 7: Connect second hose
    Using the off cut from the step above connect it to the PCV valve on the plenum (third hose from the throttle body.) The other end connects to the right elbow of the can. Lastly, pull out the stock PCV tube (which should be disconnected at both ends by now) and you are done.

    PCV tube at plenum


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    The right way as per BT instructions

    Ok, now that I have wasted my time (and yours) explaining how to do the install the “wrong way” here is how to do it as BT describes in the instructions.

    Step 1: Mount the catch can per “Step 5” above.

    Step 2: Disconnect the PCV tube at the plenum (shown in “Step 7” above.) Now use the supplied straight brass fitting to connect one of the supplied hoses to the stock PCV hose. Connect the other end to one side of the catch can.

    Step 3: Use the other supplied hose to connect the other side of the catch can to the PCV valve at the plenum (the location of the tube you just removed in Step 2)

    Complete: 15 minutes tops! Yeah, by doing this you don’t even have to access the tight space where the PCV line connects at the engine. Doh!
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    Can't wait to see some install pics. Sounds like a pretty cool plan...

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    ugggh why do I write so much . . . the write up is literally taking longer than the install!
     
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    Did the thread I sent help? Sorry I haven't had a chance to get pics. I have a sick 5 year old that won't let me leave his side.
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    ^ Yeah, it helped me install it the HARD way! haha thanks though it did get me through it.
     
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    Quote: Originally Posted by Chutsk10 View Post
    ^ Yeah, it helped me install it the HARD way! haha thanks though it did get me through it.
    Sorry bro. Sometimes I wish I wasn't single so I didn't have to play parent 100% of the time. Glad you got it on though.
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    Haha no need to apologize man, it worked and the install wasn't all that bad.
     
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    Looks GREAT Andrei! Like the color of that catch can!!!



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    Nice work Andrei, I'm gonna move to your write up to tech articles, hope thats OK.
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    Looks GOOD! the color and your plan sound like a cool idea!!!
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    Looks good.Thanks for the business.We are in the process of doing new pictures so I apologize.
     
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    man good write up! Looks good sitting there next to your hammer!!
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