… 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.
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…! 🌃👻
I don’t ask for much. When it comes to my dream garage, I just want something simple. If I can park my car inside safely and have the tools that are needed for the type of work I perform, I’m happy. This garage is a prime example.
[pictures via Estevan Oriol]
Some times a busy man doesn’t have time in his schedule to do a clutch job. So, he takes it to a reputable shop.
Shop owner words:
“Receipt at the request of the clutch replacement! It is rare in my place, but it is the so-called cyclic group specifications! Even so, that low-Oh! I like to Shakotan, but I wonder if the public road can run with this? ? But, is referred to as a foil of infinite, pot because there by holding, and I think Cool Will it just me? (Laughs)”