For those who may be unaware, we've been working with some folks overseas in the UK and down-under in Australia to ensure that our catch can bracket has the best possible fit on right-hand drive GT86s, BRZs, and FR-Ss. To learn more about the catch can's development process, check out our previous BRZ catch can R&D blog posts. To go one step futher and find out why a catch can is such a benefit to your engine, learn everything you need to know about blow-by in our technical article on the subject.
Ready for some interesting test results? After around 2,000 miles on a BRZ, this kit was ready to be inspected to see what kind of byproduct had accumulated in each can. The plan was to evaluate both systems to determine whether a single- or dual-can setup was necessary. If one of the lines did not collect any fluid, the need for a catch can would not be justified. So, we popped the hood … Continue Reading ››
Second Prototype Bracket Fabrication
Now that we had our catch can ready to go, it was time to select mounting locations, and fabricate the mounting brackets. First, we will start with the PCV line we initially targeted with the large catch can we had. Check out some initial mock-up shots!
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Welcome back to the build of our BRZ/FR-S catch can system! After laying out the guidelines from the last post, we were ready to get some hands on the vehicle and start piecing together some can brackets. Before jumping into product design, we will quickly cover the unique injection system featured on the BRZ/FR-S FA20 engine.
FA20 Fuel Injection
As many of you are aware, the FA20 is not what you could consider a traditional … Continue Reading ››
Why a Catch Can?
Catch cans are used only for turbocharged vehicles, right? This is a question we hear all the time. Yes, a turbocharged vehicle is more likely to produce greater blow-by, resulting in a more prominent collection of debris in the intake manifold and tract. That being said, any engine is certainly susceptible to oil and fuel collection due to the use of PCV and CCV systems, which improve engine efficiency and … Continue Reading ››
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