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.