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Old 10-06-2017, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Anyone using a Catch Can??

I recently got a P0401 code. After researching here and Youtube I found the solution to be shoving a speedometer cable into the intake side of the egr valve and clearing out the crude like a roto rooter. The inside of the intake manifold was disgusting, full of what seems like mud.

It seems what causes the mess is the "blow by" oil shot in there from the pcv valve. I was curious if anyone has installed a catch can to stop all the nasty stuff from getting in the intake in the first place?

I've got 160,00 miles on the car and purchased it used so I am not sure if the intake has ever been cleaned out before. A catch can might be overkill.

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Old 10-06-2017, 09:39 PM   #2
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I made my own catch jar. A jelly jar with a SCREW-ON lid, not a crimp lid. Have had it in the SL for many years.

It catches a few spoonsful a month and the throttle body is cleaner than without a jar.

Also installed one in our 2016 Forte, which catches several ounces a month. I think the jar is more important on the Forte, with its GDI system.

Not hard to do.

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My catch jar is a little different from my photos, that was a first attempt.....

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