I'm fine with the specs of the factory installed filter... though, its internal valve is less than spectacular. The SRT is a better filter.And for many years, a lesser filter was used with no problems...but they found out if they claim it is the designated filter, peopel will pay the extra cost.
My 2012 Ram has the same engine (390 hp) in it as the challenger, and the filter the dealership uses when the change the oil isn't the SRT filter......but I could pay extra to get it.
So that mean the can should be placed near the passenger side air catcher. Maybe run a tube from the air catcher to the catch can... Is there no end to my geniusnesses?
I'm fine with the specs of the factory installed filter... though, its internal valve is less than spectacular. The SRT is a better filter.
The MOROSO has a drain valve on the bottom, but I get what you're saying. It looks better sitting next to the engine, for sure. Come to think of it, the MOROSO can might be too large to fit near the washer fluid bottle... not sure?Don't disagree....just feel the decision to specify the SRT version is partly due to the cost.
And on your pics above......keep in mind you will need to get to this thing to remove the bottom (spins off) and clean it....those locations look less than ideal unless you plan on disconnecting it from the bracket then lifting it out for cleaning, and if so, make sure you have slack in the hoses.
Here's a quick pic of where mine sits.....(ignore the water, she just got a quick bath & rinse)
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I was looking for this. I've had one on my R/T for 10 years and its very easy to drain.I put a rag below the CC,open the drain and use a small plastic throw away cup.The MOROSO has a drain valve on the bottom, but I get what you're saying. It looks better sitting next to the engine, for sure. Come to think of it, the MOROSO can might be too large to fit near the washer fluid bottle... not sure?
Oh nooooo....not the "...pasty hot mess." I've seen a few and they are nasty!Like I said, what if I am wrong and the catch can doesn't do anything? What's the worst that can happen? I added non functional bling.
What if you are wrong and the catch can does work? What's the worst that can happen? You have a pasty hot mess.
We see that in the Chargers when they come in for repairs as well.Yup, all the time. The police car Hemi's have a layer of brown liquid goop coating the total inside of the intake manifold by the time they hit the 50 - 70K mile mark. BTW, EGR has nothing to do with it. The purpose of exhaust gas recirculation is to lower the peak combustion temperature under high engine load at low RPM thereby reducing oxides of nitrogen spewed in to the atmosphere. They use burned exhaust gas because it is basically inert.
One of the guys in our club has a 2015 SP challenger with 140K miles on it already. (It has a catch can.) The intake is clean with just a layer of tan sooty residue. So thin you can wipe it all off with a rag. We took a look inside before the winter when he had to replace a dead throttle body.
It would blow out seals first, no chance of that minor pressure having an effect on combustion pressuresIt is part of the crank case ventilation system right? So if it is restricting that blow by from evacuation the block, it will cause a build up of pressure. That pressure could "push back" on the pistons? Any resistance to the piston being pushed down by ignition will affect performance.