Why do I need a catch can system on my vehicle?

All gasoline engines can benefit from proper PCV vapor evacuation and the removal of oil mist. For proper combustion, your engine needs only air and fuel in the combustion chamber. An oil separating catch can system will intercept other contaminants and allow for a cleaner running engine. Our systems use constant vacuum to pull the PCV vapors out of the crank case and once they coalesce, the harmful deposits are left behind. These include sulfuric acid, unburned fuel, oil mist and water. These compounds are what build up on the valves and are known as valve coking. In boosted vehicles the intercooler will ingest some oil and water as well. The main benefits of the RX, Tracy Lewis Signature series PCV air/oil separation crankcase evacuation systems over most “catchcans” are as follows:

95% plus effectiveness at stopping and retaining all oil and other contaminants present in the PCV vapor. Most cans on the market are 15-30% effective and allow more to pass through than they trap.

Provide true evacuation at all times VS only when intake manifold vacuum is present.

Eliminates crankcase pressure by always pulling suction on the crankcase, never allowing pressure to first build and then vent as any breather or tank system does.

Does NOT defeat, delete, or negatively affect ANY functions of the OEM PCV system. Only enhances it for a emissions compliant close system. Most vented/tank/breather solutions defeat many of the critical functions of the PCV system resulting n shortened engine life and increased wear. By evacuating at all operating modes not only does the oil remain cleaner longer, engine life is also extended. Vented tanks, etc. defeat these critical functions allowing most of the contaminates to remain in the crankcase and engine oil.

Improves fuel economy by 1-3 MPG average by reducing knock retard caused by detonation as well as allowing a more complete energy producing burn during combustion. ANY contaminates present have a negative affect.

Capacity of several times the average “catchcan” so draining is only needed every 5000 or so miles. Note Ford Ecoboost needs to be drained more often.

Traps far more than oil from the PCV vapors, also traps water, unburnt fuel, sulfuric acid, abrasive soot, carbon, and ash particles and more.

Why should i use 5w-50 over 5w-30?

If this engine was the old port injection engines, you would not run heavier than say a 20-30, but these are Direct Injection engines where the fuel is introduced at 1,000-3,000 PSI. That forces 8-12 times the raw fuel past the rings and into the crankcase mixing with the oil and thinning it to the point it can't do its job and protect with a heavy enough film. So premature wear takes place. Combined with the high amounts of abrasive particulate matter shed, this wears timing chains and other internal parts such as rod bearings, So the 5w50 flows the same as a 5w20. Has no downside when cold, but at operating temp helps counter the raw fuel dilution and still protect.

What is the best brand of oil to use?

Amsoil & Pennzoil Platinum are two of the top-rated oil brands with the most amount of protection.

What is the best CAI brand, and why should i spend over $400

Cold air inductions is best, followed by the volant cold air intake, these intakes demand a premium price compared to the $150-200 range cold air intakes, due to quality, heat soak, materials used, airflow optimization is also not cheap.