Tag Archives: PCV

Defending the King – 2017 Honda Civic Type R Direct Fit Catch Can R&D Part 2 – Prototype

Engine blow-by is something that affects just about every engine on the road. Though plenty of manufacturers have made leaps and bounds in filtering blow-by from the intake, finding clever ways to keep the carbon deposits from building up on intake valves, blow-by remains an issue. This should come as no surprise if you’ve spent any time on our blog. … Continue Reading ››

Universally Guarded – Universal High-Flow Diesel Catch Can R&D – Part 1 – The Plan

It’s no secret that the world relies on the diesel engine. From the mega-motors powering cargo ships across the ocean to the 4-cylinder TDIs, the turbodiesel has become synonymous with longevity and dependability. Even after hundreds of thousands of miles, the deep chugging and piercing whistle of a turbodiesel keeps going. While the diesel engine is a staple of … Continue Reading ››

Bye-Bye Blow-By – Catch Can R&D, Part 2: Road Testing

We have had some radio silence with this F150 catch can project, but we now have some updates that we are ready to spill! This has been an interesting project from the beginning. The bulk of time has mainly consisted of road testing; we’ve logged thousands of miles so far, and every single mile counts. Let’s backtrack a bit. When we … Continue Reading ››

An Elegant and Complex System – Direct Fit Catch Can R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

This is it. The leather seat grips your back as hard as your hands grip the wheel and the tires grip the road. The pavement is your playground and nothing can break the connection you have to its twists and turns.  Your mind is calm, but calculating, guiding the wheels through every turn with finesse as the headlights … Continue Reading ››

Blow-by 101: What is Blow-by and How to Keep it from Ruining Your Engine

Introducing Blow-by and the PCV System

Internal combustion engines are essentially controlled bombs; air and fuel combust to drive pistons and crankshafts.  One byproduct of this violence is power, but there are darker horses to contend with.  During combustion, high pressure on the top side of the piston pushes combustion gasses, as well as droplets of oil … Continue Reading ››