Radium Dual Catch Can with Fluid Lock
Radium Catch Cans are a critical component for any high performance or modified engine. Radium catch cans relieve excessive crankcase pressure under high loads while catching oil blow by in the can keeping your engine clean. By installing a Radium Engineering Universal Dual Catch Can kit you’ll be catching all of those nasty crankcase vapors and blow-by that would otherwise be entering your intake. This effectively increasing octane and performance all while keeping your intake clean of carbon deposits. If you have a direct injection engine (DI) using a catch can is a MUST. DI engines do not have fuel spray cleaning off the back of the intake valve. This causes carbon deposits when the engine is ran without a catch can. Adding a catch can prevents the dirty oil vapors from ever entering the intake and leaving carbon deposits on the intake ports/valves. This is a HUGE help as it removes the need to clean/walnut blast your intake ports which can be a very expensive maintenance procedure. (much more cost effective to simply add a catch can!)
An oil catch can is essential on a performance vehicle to protect the engine from elevated levels of crankcase blow-by accumulated from aggressive driving. Excess oil saturated air circulating back into the air intake stream can lead to degraded performance. Unlike many catch cans on the market, this catch can features an integrated oil separator that accelerates oil condensation. This stainless steel filter media is cleanable and reusable.
The fluid can be easily disposed without removing the can from its bracket. The lower half of the body simply unscrews for draining or the bottom port can be used with the RADIUM Petcock Drain Kit if the cans cannot be easily separated. The integrated dipstick unscrews for a quick way to check oil level.
Note: Some engines may require multiple catch cans depending on the PCV system design.
Benefits of Catch Cans:
- Effectively raises octane and increases engine performance with cleaner inlet air
- Prevents oil buildup in the intake, intercooler, throttle body, etc.
- Excessive oil collection can be an indicator of a damaged engine
- Lowers hydrocarbon emissions
- New Fluid Lock design prevents an over filled catch can from contaminating the intake
Radium Catch Can Features:
- 6061 Billet Aluminum O-Ring Sealed Oil Can
- Integrated Oil Separating Condensing
- Stainless Steel Cleanable and Reusable Filter Media
- Main Ports: 7/8″-14 Female Threads (-10AN O-Ring)
- Powder Coated Laser Cut Mounting Bracket
- O-Ring Sealed -4AN Drain Plug
- Stainless Steel Mounting Hardware
- Safe for Pressurized Applications
- Anodized 6061 Billet Aluminum Oil Dipstick
- Capacity: 8 fluid ounces (each can)
- Height (without fittings): 5 inches
- Outside Diameter: 2.45 inches
Drain kit – This optional upgrade is used to drain the catch cans from the bottom without removing the cans from the engine bay.
- Petcock Drain Kit (20-0024)
- Anodized Aluminum -4AN O-Ring Barbed Fitting
- Nylon ¼” Barb Mini Ball Valve
- 6ft High Temperature Rubber Hose
Open PCV System – This optional upgrade is used to convert a modern closed PCV system to an open PCV system.
- Black Anodized Aluminum Barb Fitting with O-Ring
- Green Crankcase Air Filter
- Worm Drive Hose Clamp
Open PCV System Disadvantages: Without an intake return for the PCV system, the crankcase will not measure any amount of negative pressure that can be, arguably, beneficial for the piston rings. Over time, a light mist of oil vapor will accumulate around the engine bay near the crankcase breather. An open PCV system is not smog legal and will not pass a visual emissions check.
Open PCV System Advantages: Completely eliminates any chance of oil vapor returning into the intake air stream and collecting in idle air control valves, intercoolers, etc. Required for specific applications. For example, a race car using a turbocharger system without a compressor inlet pipe.