UPR Billet Oil Catch Can Install 2005-10 3V

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  1. Sharad

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    I run Mobil1 5W20 Synthetic oil in my 2006 Mustang GT, and it uses a little bit of oil between oil changes. At first I thought it might be worn out piston rings, then I wondered about valve seals, and I started to get really paranoid. Then I remembered that a lot of people with 3V GTs say that these 4.6L 3Vs make a lot of oil mist and that if you don't run a catch can, it just pulls it through the intake manifold. I'm sure we've all heard the horror stories about oil puddles in the intake manifold.

    Anyway, I can't allow engine oil to be sucked into the intake manifold and I'm all about installing upgrades that offer a little bit of bling in addition to functionality, so I installed our UPR Products 5032-05 Billet Oil Catch Can for 2005-10 4.6L 3Vs. It retails for $99 and it comes with everything you need to install it. It's a quick and easy installation, but I took a few pics in case anyone wants to visualize it. Check it out:

    The first step is to install the pipe plug in the bottom of the can. (allen wrench is included) The bottom of the can is tapped in case you want to run a drain line, which is a thoughtful addition, but I'll just drain the can every time I change the oil, so I'm not running a drain.

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    The next step is to install the mounting arm. (again, allen wrench included) I wanted to make sure the mount didn't work its way loose, so I used a dab of Loctite on the screw.

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    Next you install the 90 degree Delrin fittings, in roughly this orientation:

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    Then you remove the factory tube running from the driver's side valve cover to the intake manifold. (no tools needed, just press the green tabs and slide the hose ends off)

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    Remove this 10mm bolt from the bracket on the driver's side strut tower and reuse that bolt to attach the catch can.

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    Cut the hose (included) to the proper length, slide over the barbs on the 90 degree fittings, and slide onto the tube coming from the intake manifold and the tube on the valve cover. I thought about using hose clamps here, I even thought about re-using the factory hose ends with the green clips... but when you install the hoses like this, you'll see that they are not going ANYWHERE!

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    From this angle, it looks like the can is a little close to the valve cover. Just to satisfy my curiosity, I unscrewed the bottom of the can like I would do to empty it, and it came off and went right back on without using any tools or moving anything around. Nice!

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    The final step is to crack open a nice cold Diet Pepsi, stand back, and enjoy the fruit of your labor.

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    Here's another view:

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