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Hey, guys. Adam here with americanmuscle.com. And today we're going to be taking a closer look at and installing the JLT Performance V3 Oil Separator otherwise known as a catch can. Available for the '09 to newer 5.7 liter HEMI-equipped Challengers. We've got our 2013 5.7RT in the shop today. To install this, I'm going to take you guys step by step through that entire process in just a little bit.You should be checking out this oil separator or catch can if you're looking to stop any oil sludge from building up inside your system, bogging down your engine, hindering its performance, and also reduce some of that blow-by that comes through your system as well. Now blow-by if you're not familiar with the term, it's basically crankcase exhaust gases that make its way back into the system. Intake manifold, supercharger if you've got forced induction, turbo charger, all of that can actually bog down your engine's performance.Basically, it's going to capture all the oil vapors and sludge collected into this three ounce catch can and make it easy for you to dispose of keeping your oil clean and pulling all that clean air through. This is made from a solid block of billet aluminum with a black satin finish. It's got a neural texture on the bottom to make it a lot easier to remove. Now, it's basically going to just replace your factory hose. I put this in between. You're gonna have a new hose going in and a new hose going out. Remove this, all of that will collect into this three ounce can, which is two more ounces than the original JLT oil separator, the V1, which is just a one ounce can. So big upgrade there, three ounces that will collect.And the way it works is, all of that is filtered through this honeycomb filter. It's a half-inch thick by 1/16-aluminum honeycomb filter that is just going to filter out all the nonsense you don't want getting back into your system. Like I said, this is just a no brainer part. There's absolutely no cons to having this under your hood. It does nothing but good. It's going to filter out all the bad stuff. With that said, it comes in right around 180 bucks, which in my personal opinion, again, I think it's totally worth it. I'm not sure why these don't come on the vehicle from the factory, it just seems like something that would help extend the life of your vehicle and keep all the nonsense from robbing you of power.If you're running a supercharged or turbocharged system, this is an absolute must. The more pressure that's in your system, the more this is going to be necessary, the more this is going to be useful. So if you're running forced induction, this is absolutely something you should pick up. Naturally aspirated guys will reap all the benefits as well. 180 bucks get you this V3 option. It also comes in a more polished satin finish as opposed to the black satin finish. Personal preference there obviously. This is going to install on your passenger side making it a very easy install, you just pop off this engine cover. We're going to remove that factory hose and pop this in with the bracket. One out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.Anybody can tackle this with very, very simple hand tools. I'm going to take you through the entire process from start to finish. It'll take you maybe 30 minutes at the most, probably a little bit less though. So what do you say we get started? Tools used in this install include a ratchet, 13-millimeter socket, Phillip's head screwdriver, and PB Blaster or some kind of lubricant. All right, we're going to start here on our passenger side. I'm just going to set our oil separator down here on our shroud. We're just going to pop off this engine cover and pull straight up, and just set this aside. Now the next step is to actually install our bracket. We have a brushed aluminum bracket included in the kit that's going to seat the oil separator right under the hood just like this.Now this is going to bolt down to a threaded open hole on our engine block. You have 13-millimeter bolt and a large spacer included in the kit. The way this is going to work is basically the spacer and the bolt are going to go through this hole just like this with the spacer on the backside. Drop this down into the engine bay and thread by hand to that bolt into the open hole on the block. Thread this down by hand, just nice and snug. Grab a 13-millimeter socket and a ratchet, drop right down in here and tighten this down by hand, making sure that that bracket stays straight.Next up, grab your oil separator and the two Philip's head screws provided in the kit and we're going to tighten it down to the top of this bracket plate. Slide this underneath. I'm just gonna thread it down by hand at first. Once you get it down by hand, grab a Phillip's head screwdriver and just tighten those screws down. From here, we're going to pop off our factory host from the manifold. That one you're just going to pull straight back on. Pull straight back on this. We definitely want to get this off, just twist and turn. If it's a little stuck, you can always grab needle-nose pliers and pull them off.All right, we can set the factory one aside and we're going to take the longer tubing included in the kit. This is going to go straight from the right fitting on the oil separator to the factory location on the manifold up top. If it makes it any easier, you can start with this side first just to be able to give it a little bit more of a twist. All right, once you have that seated on the fitting, you want to get it as far back as possible.The other end, we can attach to the hose fitting on the oil separator. Get that past that little lip on it and it'll be nice and tight. Once the longer one's in place, you can set the shorter one in place on the other factory location and then onto the secondary fitting. Once you got one side in, curve the other side over the JLT fitting and press it into place. The last step of the process here is to grab your engine cover and just drop it back into place. All right, snap it in and you're good to go.Well guys, that's going to wrap up my review and install for the JLT Performance V3 Oil Separator or Catch Can. You can get yours right here at americanmuscle.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Features Multi-Stage Filtering. The JLT V3.0 Black Oil Catch Can (a.k.a. oil separator) comes with multi-stage filtering to ensure a dramatic reduction in the oil content of the air coming through the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) system. This then reduces the sludge build-up that occurs in the hoses and engine and helps to maintain performance. Additionally, with less sludge, the wear on the engine is also reduced.
Durable Aluminum Construction. The JLT V3.0 Oil Catch Can is made from high-grade aluminum. This provides the Oil Catch Can with excellent durability especially with the addition of a tough black anodized finish. The finish not only provides additional corrosion-resistance, it also gives the Oil Catch Can a good look.
Direct Fit Installation. The installation process utilizes a bolt-on process and can be completed within an hour. It can be installed with common garage tools and comes with hardware and hoses to simplify the process.
Backed by 1-Year Limited Warranty. The JLT V3.0 Black Oil Catch Can is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty only applies to the original purchaser and exclusions will apply.
Not CARB Certified. The JLT V3.0 Black Oil Catch Can is not CARB exempt and is not intended for sale or use in California and other states that adopt California emission standards. It is legal for use in all other states.
Application. The JLT V3.0 Black Oil Catch Can is designed specifically for 2009-2020 5.7 Dodge Challenger models. Note that this kit is the Passenger Side version.
Fitment: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Details
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 30 Minutes
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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