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We Get Around – Catch Can R&D, Part 6: Cadillac Field Trip

Though the winter continues to perpetuate chilly weather and monotonous gloom here on the east coast, the future is looking bright for our Mishimoto 2013+ Cadillac ATS catch can kit. After a nice visit to the local Porsche dealership (yes, you read that correctly), armed with some anomalous 50◦ January sunshine, several delicious sandwiches, and our final ATS prototype catch can kit, we’ve determined that our fitment is just about spot on.

For those of you just catching up with us now (I crack myself up), this ATS kit is largely the same as our Camaro … Continue Reading ››

Catch A Wave (of Blow-By) – Part 5: Wait, How Many Cans?

Happy 2017, people! I hope you all had wonderful experiences throughout the holiday season and you welcomed in the New Year with a glass of something delicious. I know I did! Whatever you had, I’m sure you enjoyed it much more than your Camaro 2.0T enjoys drinking blow-by. So to begin the year on the right foot, we're going to give you the opportunity to pick up a Mishimoto 2016+ Camaro 2.0T Catch Can kit.

In my last post, I gave all of the ATS owners a little love and showed you how we route catch … Continue Reading ››

Conquering the Catch Can – Part 2: Prototype Update

If you remember from our last post about the Titan XD catch can, we ran into some challenges with the first prototype. Since our existing catch can design did not agree with the Titan, it was back to the drawing board for our lead engineer, Dan.

Updated Design

Our standard catch can when installed on the Titan was generating a code causing the truck to go into limp mode. The cause of the code stemmed from our standard catch can being too restrictive for the Titan’s beefy Cummins engine. This is not surprising, given the 50 micron filter and smaller design … Continue Reading ››

We Struck Oil – Catch Can R&D, Part 1: Stock System Review

Oil catch cans are a hotly debated topic, yet one fact is still irrefutable; oil blow-by will always be a real byproduct of the modern direct-injection engine. Intakes, charge pipes, and turbos all come into contact with the stuff over time. Sometimes, even newer, low mileage vehicles develop blow-by issues. With direct injection, fuel is injected directly into the cylinders, eventually resulting in carbon buildup on the valves. This was not an issue with port injection, since fuel injectors were placed in the intake manifold. The air-fuel mixture is sprayed directly on the valves, essentially cleaning them each time an … Continue Reading ››

Little Caddy – Catch Can R&D, Part 4: ATS Hose Routing

Hello to all my wonderful Camaro 2.0T and Cadillac ATS owners! In our last update, we made the big reveal of our patent-pending blow-by tap. We drilled down into the details of how we plan on mining that nasty vein of oil vapor out of your LTG and transporting it to a catch can, instead of into your intake manifold.

Today, we’re going to take it back to basics a little bit and look specifically at that whole “transport” element. To go even further back to basics, check out our technical section to see Continue Reading ››