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Hey guys, Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today we're taking a quick look at and installing the JLT V3 Oil Separator, otherwise known as a catch can. This is available for all 2009 and newer 5.7 liter Hemi equipped Challengers. You should be checking this out if you're looking for just a really 100% beneficial part that doesn't have any downside. An oil separator again, otherwise known as catch can, does exactly that. It catches all that oil build up in your engine, reducing all that sludge that can bog down engine performance. This is overall just gonna extend the life of your engine, giving you the optimum performance that you need while also reducing blow-by, which is essentially just crankcase exhaust gases making its way back into the intake manifold. That stuff, along with the oil and the sludge will get filtered into this catch can.And as you can see, it is a three ounce catch can, almost double the previous versions from JLT. The three ounce capacity is in a very easy to unscrew can that's got a narrow finish on the bottom for grip. And it's got that satin brushed aluminum finish, CNC cut from a solid block of [inaudible 00:01:04] aluminum. Take that out, that's your three ounce catch can that's got the threading on top. It's got a mesh screen and a honeycomb filter to make sure it's filtering out all those particles. Just collecting it into this oil catch can, which just makes it really easy to clean and dump out during that routine maintenance. Go under your hood, unscrew it, you can dump out some of that excess oil. And you'll start to see that collect after really just a couple thousand miles. This thing just does its job, and again, doesn't really have any downside. It's one of those extremely easy to pick up items that I would recommend for any 5.7 Hemi owner just really looking to extend the life of that engine. Some of that oil sludge can be a problem after so many thousand miles. This can definitely just help alleviate that issue and prevent it from bogging down your engine. You can pick this up for just about $140. Sounds a little expensive at first, but think about all the good this can do to your motor. Extending the lifetime off that 5.7, really it's just worth a lot more than 140 bucks in my personal opinion. I'd recommend it for anyone who's interested in that. 140 bucks, install two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. And this install should take about 30 minutes from start to finish. Very simple stuff to install. I'm gonna show you guys that with very simple hand tools like a ratchet, 13 millimeter socket, and that's really about it. So why don't we get started?Tools used in this install include a ratchet, 13 millimeter short socket, needle nose pliers, Phillips head screwdriver, and some kind of lubricant, recommended PB blaster or WD-40.First step, of course, if you have an engine cover on your 5.7, you can just pop that off, just unclips from the motor, and you can set this aside. Now, there really isn't too much to uninstall. This hose you see here on top of our manifold is gonna be what we're replacing. The oil separator is gonna sit right here in this open gap, and the bracket included in the kit is gonna bolt to this open, threaded hole on your engine block. Now, there is a harness here that could be clipped to it. If it is, pull that back, make sure you're being careful. That is a Christmas tree clip and it does grip the threading, so, it could crack off. So, if that's the case, you wanna make sure you're cleaning out that that bull hole, getting it nice and ready for the bolt.Now, the first thing we're gonna do is remove our hoses. Now these can be pretty tight. We're gonna pull straight back on them and we're gonna set this whole hose aside. That goes straight off, same thing up here. Now, if that rubber grommet comes off of the hose, grab your needle nose pliers. I'm gonna pull this back.All right. Now that we have that out of the way, the next step here is our bracket install. This is gonna go right here, and the open hole is gonna go to that threaded hole on the block. We're gonna use this spacer to go in the backside of the bracket, between the bracket and the block. And of course, the bolt included in the kit. I'm gonna put this down here. Be careful not to drop it into the engine bay. Once you have that lined up, thread it on by hand first. Grab your 13 socket and just get it nice and snug, but we gotta tighten it down by hand. Don't wanna go too tight, just one turn, get it tight, and you're good. You don't wanna strip it.Next step is we're wanna grab our oil separator, put it into place underneath of our bracket, and it comes with these little Phillips head screwdrivers. Thread those on by hand through those open holes at the top. That's one. Do the second one for the bottom. Grab a Phillips head screwdriver, tighten these down. Now, this bracket gives it a nice place to sit. It's not too obnoxious or sticking out like a sore thumb, kinda settles into the engine bay and blends in really well.Now the next step here, the final steps, would be to install our hoses. Now, a good idea would be to lube up where the hoses are gonna be installed. They fit really tight and don't have clamps, so I'm gonna use PB Blaster and just spray right onto a rag to give us a little bit of lubrication on where that hose is going to install. You're gonna take the longer of the two hoses and push that into place on this hose fitting. You can twist back and forth to get this to seat all the way down. From here, on the other end, do the same thing. We've got that lubed up, so we're just gonna push this right into that factory location. You can always put a rag right underneath of it and spray over the top to give it a little bit more lubrication. Just make sure you're wiping around that excess. The last hose is the smaller of the two. It's gonna go from the left side to the intake manifold. Now, the last step, throw your engine cover back on your 5.7, and you'll be good to go.Well guys, that's gonna wrap up my review and install of the JLT V3 Oil Separator or catch can for the passenger side of all '09 to '19 5.7 Hemi equipped Challengers. If you wanna pick up this oil separator to extend the lifetime of your engine, get it to perform at its optimal performance while also reducing sludge and blow-by, you should pick this up, and it's available right here at americanmuscle.com.
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Designed to Maintain Engine Performance. Your Dodge Challenger's engine’s performance can be severely affected by the build-up of sludge and it can even lead to premature wear that can shorten engine life. Fortunately, the JLT V3.0 Satin Oil Catch Can (a.k.a. oil separator) can help prevent this from occurring. Featuring a highly-efficient multi-stage filter, the V3.0 Oil Catch Can can remove more oil vapor from the PCV system’s venting and allow clean air to enter the intake.
Durable Aluminum Construction. The V3.0 Oil Catch Can is made from billet aluminum and not plastic like lesser oil separators. The V3.0 is not only tougher and more durable, it also looks better especially with its satin anodized finish.
Straightforward Installation. The JLT V3.0 Oil Catch Can can be installed using common garage tools in under an hour. No drilling is required and it comes with the required hardware and hoses.
Comes With 1-Year Limited Warranty. The JLT V3.0 Oil Catch Can is warrantied 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 Oil Catch Can is not CARB certified. It is not legal for use in California and other states that adopt California emissions standards.
Application. The JLT V3.0 Satin Oil Catch Can is designed specifically for 2009 to 2021 5.7L 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 2021 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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