Happy mother’s day
… I mean, catch can bwoyyyyyy
This install is long over due.
VTEC B Series engines have “OEM catch cans” known as the Breather Box on the back of the engine. That’s where the PCV valve is located as well. There’s nothing wrong with the “OEM catch can” but we all know an aftermarket one is much more effective. There are closed systems and open systems. For me, I went with an open system.
There are many ways to install a catch can. I went with the very basic setup; the PCV valve hose to catch can and valve cover nipple hose to the catch can. This Open Air system is also the same setup that a lot of N1 cars in Japan use, but depending on rules or preference, tuners utilize the washer reservoir as a “catch can” seen here:
When people use a vented-to-air catch can (Open Air) setup like this, some drill out the PCV valve to eliminate the one way valve inside or they pull out the PCV valve and insert a hose where the PCV valve went. I decided replaced the PCV valve with a 3/8 to 1/2 straight-through barbed fitting like this:
Then I inserted the fitting where the PCV valve went on the Breather Box. I attached a hose to the fitting then to the catch can.
Next is the valve cover nipple hose to the catch can. Note: I also used a clear braided hose so I can monitor whats’s going into the can. This clear braided hose has a high temp rating, but NOT made for vacuum.
Done. Pretty simple.
This setup works if you are NA. If you are FI, I would do some research to see which setup is best for your build.
Will do ya.
Yoooo!!! Press play!
Ya hear that?! That’s that BOOM BAP! The shit that KRS-ONE was preaching about to the ignorant fucks back in the days.
You see the background?! Yo Matt, if you’re reading this, don’t that shit remind you of Sac PD? Rolling up on you on the waterfront and shit? Hahaha! If you live or been to Elk Grove with a modified car, you know all about that shit too! HAHA!
As I was saying yesterday, I installed my new bucket seat: A Buddy Club P1 Version 2 in wide. This has to be the best bucket seat I’ve ever sat in. Hands down, it’s super comfortable and the ergonomics is phenomenal. I purchased the wide because… well to be honest, I got tired of always crushing my junk getting into a seat that’s made for like a 32 waist (I’m a size H, for Husky.) With the wide seat, I have extra leg room which means room for my junk to chill and relax.
For reference, the wide version can fit up to a 36 waist. I sat in a standard Recaro SPG before and I fit fine. Super snug but if you plan on wearing thick clothes with a jacket, it might be a little too tight. With the Buddy Club wide seat, I can sit comfortably with layers and a jacket. The PCI seat rails accepted the wide seat perfectly as well.
I’ve always liked Buddy Club. I have their special edition shift knob and now their bucket seat. I plan to purchase more of their parts in the future. (Sponsorship please?) I remember hearing about their parts back in the early 2000’s but of course they’ve been around before that. I had to whip out the Hyper Rev Vol. 7 for these pics:
That issue was released back in 1998. When I heard of them in the early 2000’s, they already had their engine internal parts out, which is their performance line of camshafts. I know a lot of people in the US have reviewed their entry cams, Spec 3 and Spec 3+, as “ok” performance camshafts. However, IIRC I remember when I was learning how to dyno tune, I walked up to the shop where I would eventually start working at, and old boy was tuning a circuit car that was using Spec 3+ with 13:1 cr. I remember looking at the dyno graph at the end of the session and that shit read 230whp on a dynojet. I don’t remember what else it had internally but I do remember it was an EG hatch with a built B20V and probably on race gas.
I feel that if you have the “just right” combo, you can get some good gains from their “entry level” camshafts. If you look up their Type IV cams, those numbers are up and above the 220whp mark. Moreover, I came across this thread that kinda validates my view of having the right combo, which is key: https://honda-tech.com/forums/all-motor-naturally-aspirated-44/simple-b20-vtec-dyno-inside-3220625/
84mm b20 honed
Ycp pistons from ebay with hasting piston rings
Stock rods with arp bolts
Arp head studs
Stock port itr head with supertech springs and retainers
Stock itr manifold ported matched to a 68 mm throttle body
Buddy club spec 3+ cams @ 0,0
No name 3 inch intake with blox velocity stack and filter
550cc Deatschwerks injectors at 44 psi
Deatschwerks 310 fuel pump
Toda Rep Header
2.5 Crush bent exhaust with magnaflow resonator and jones Muffler
You read that right. Cam gears are set at 0,0. I even chatted with the owner about his build and even he was shocked at the gains. Like I said, right combo and then add one hell of a tuner. It is possible. Sometimes you don’t need big cams to make great usable power. I plan to play with their camshafts in the near future. My experience with their Spec 3+ was years ago; dropped into a stock GSR with bolt ons. It had some good mid range and was plenty of fun. Here is a dyno graph from Katman, comparing his graph with Dylan’s EG from back in 2004.
But enough with their power adders. Buddy Club has good quality parts. Their light weight P1 wheels are the shit too! Ok, I don’t want this post to sound like an advertisement so I will end it here. Peace!
I think I blew my rear speakers doing so. Totally worth it.
Took me long enough right? That’s what happens when you become a fath…
So the intake manifold gasket wasn’t just cracked, but also warped. The top circle shows a crack at the bolt hole and the bottom circle shows a crack at the coolant port. The middle circle shows the warpage along with a crack in the middle of it… That’s where it was leaking from!
Thank the car heavens it wasn’t anything super serious! It lasted 5 years of daily driving and hard running/redline hitting fun. Does anyone know how long that are supposed to last? 🤔
Now to the fun stuff:
PVT RUNR Ian bought my old bucket seat so he came by to install that with a PCI seat mount.
Not bad for a beginner seat. I had to pass it down to the homie cuz I always wanna see my parts go into good hands. And plus, I picked up a new seat that’s big enough to fit Moltar 👺👹
Just need to get a few other shit done and King Run will be back on the streets…! 🌃👻