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RX/Tracy Lewis Oil Catch Can Install 2011 Silverado

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RX/Tracy Lewis Oil Catch Can Install 2011 Silverado

Postby 80zfreak [OP] » Jul 10 2016, 8:16pm

So I ordered a RX/Tracy Lewis Universal Monster Oil Catch Can for my 2011 Silverado with the LC9 5.3. I opened the box today expecting some sort of installation instructions. The only instructions in the box are a little piece of white paper saying to go on Youtube for instructions. I go on there and the only videos are for the 2014+ trucks and the catch can they are installing only has two fittings, mine has three. Has anybody installed one of these cans on a 2007-2013 truck? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Heres a couple pictures of what they sent me. The catch can has three fittings on top, they sent a new aluminum oil filler cap with a fitting on it, and a bag full of various fittings.
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Re: RX/Tracy Lewis Oil Catch Can Install 2011 Silverado

Postby Cmitchelld » Jul 11 2016, 1:04pm

What did that one cost?
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Re: RX/Tracy Lewis Oil Catch Can Install 2011 Silverado

Postby BigBlueLB756 » Jul 11 2016, 2:11pm

PM Tuner Boost on this forum and he will tell you everything you need to know to get that great catch can hooked up CORRECTLY. There's a lot of false, but well-meaning information around. He will put it to you straight.

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Re: RX/Tracy Lewis Oil Catch Can Install 2011 Silverado

Postby ferraiolo1 » Jul 11 2016, 2:15pm

Or you can call/email the company directly that you bought it from.
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Re: RX/Tracy Lewis Oil Catch Can Install 2011 Silverado

Postby BigBlueLB756 » Jul 11 2016, 2:16pm

Here's a quoted post he has in the "Cheap Catch Can Option" thread:

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Re: Cheap Catch Can Option

Postby Tuner Boost » Jul 08 2016, 2:46pm
For a 2014 and up LT based GDI V8? V6? or 2013 and earlier LS based V8?

Routing needs to be as follows. From crankcase to inlet of can/separator. No checkvalve goes in this line. On lder LS based engines for the full sized GM truck this will be a barb on the top rear of the driverside valve cover. For a LT base GDI V8 it will be the valley cover barb coming up underneath the throttle body towards the driver front.

One outlet from can (if single outlet device then this is all you do) with checkvalve flowing away from can (2014 and up LT based have a checkvalve inside the PCV assy underneath the valley barb) to the vacuum barb where the stock line used to connect direct to rear of valve cover or valley barb. This provides the intake manifold vacuum for evacuation.

The second outlet from separator w/checkvalve flowing away from device will connect to a barb you install just upstream of the throttle body. This will provide evacuation suction when accelerating or at wide open throttle when there is no IM vacuum. Tis eliminates any crankcase pressure as well as keeps oil clean longer and extends engine life over the stock PCV system as when evacuation halts, the fuel and other contaminants will settle and mix with the engine oil.

Cleanside. This is on pre 2014 LS based engines is a line that runs from the inner front of the passenger side valve cover to the main air bridge assy. On a LT based GDI V8, it is a line running from the top front of each valve cover to each "wing" on the air box (the wings are sound dampner's and hurt air flow). You remove both sides from the air box wings and the valve covers and run a "bridge" hose between both valve covers (if installing a cleanside can or separator only), cap the passenger side hole in wing, and then the drivers side separator replaces the oil fill cap and then run hose from CSS to driverside wing connection. If adding a separate can device, then simply install it inline in the line from front top of driverside valve cover to the wing. This addresses all points of ingestion, and the dual outlets from the main separator is always pulling the damaging compounds from the crankcase and separating and trapping the fuel/water/sulfuric acid/abrasive soot/ash/carbon particles, etc.

Again, with todays GDI engines the engine oil becomes contaminated to the point of saturation very quickly. The pressures of much higher compression ratios and the extreme pressures the fuel is introduced at force far more of the un-burnt fuel and abrasive particulate matter than a port injection engine. ONLY run a good full synthetic engine oil and not the blends the dealer pushes. And look at changing every 5k miles instead of 10k if your keeping the vehicle for the long haul.

Hope this helps!""

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Re: RX/Tracy Lewis Oil Catch Can Install 2011 Silverado

Postby Oscyjack » Jul 11 2016, 2:20pm

It's very simple. Locate the PCV hose, and pop it off. Then mount catch can. Then route the new heater hose from the PCV outlet (crankcase) to the catch can inlet, secure with clamps. From the outlet of the can run another section of hose to the inlet of the PCV (intake). You're taking off a short hose, and replacing it with a longer version with a can in the middle. The process is the same for every year 5.3, but the PCV may be located elsewhere, but its the same concept.

Literally thousands of posts on installation if you run a search
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Re: RX/Tracy Lewis Oil Catch Can Install 2011 Silverado

Postby 80zfreak [OP] » Jul 11 2016, 3:29pm

Cmitchelld wrote:What did that one cost?


$389 shipped

ferraiolo1 wrote:Or you can call/email the company directly that you bought it from.


I did he's checking with Tracy

BigBlueLB756 wrote:PM Tuner Boost on this forum and he will tell you everything you need to know to get that great catch can hooked up CORRECTLY. There's a lot of false, but well-meaning information around. He will put it to you straight.

And that's the truth.


I just PM'd him, Thank You for the advice

Oscyjack wrote:It's very simple. Locate the <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=pcv+valve+hose" title="Link added by VigLink" class="vglnk"><span>PCV </span><span>hose</span></a>, and pop it off. Then mount catch can. Then route the new heater hose from the PCV outlet (crankcase) to the catch can inlet, secure with clamps. From the outlet of the can run another section of hose to the inlet of the PCV (intake). You're taking off a short hose, and replacing it with a longer version with a can in the middle. The process is the same for every year 5.3, but the PCV may be located elsewhere, but its the same concept.

Literally thousands of posts on installation if you run a search


I searched hard, I really did. Everything that had detailed information and pictures was for the old style can with two fittings. All the ones I found for the three fitting style can all involved turbo setups.
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Re: RX/Tracy Lewis Oil Catch Can Install 2011 Silverado

Postby Cmitchelld » Jul 11 2016, 3:40pm

Holy Jesus 400$!!
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Re: RX/Tracy Lewis Oil Catch Can Install 2011 Silverado

Postby Cmitchelld » Jul 11 2016, 3:42pm

I think I'm just going to put a fuel filter drained into a bottle. 5$
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Re: RX/Tracy Lewis Oil Catch Can Install 2011 Silverado

Postby Oscyjack » Jul 11 2016, 4:01pm

Cmitchelld wrote:I think I'm just going to put a fuel filter drained into a bottle. 5$


Not worth the trouble. You're dealing with oil laden vapor, not fuel.
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