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Hey, guys. Adam here with americantrucks.com and today, we're taking a closer look at and installing the Mishimoto Baffled Oil Catch Can, available for the '09 to '18 5.7L Ram 1500. You should be checking this out if you're looking to reduce oil sludge and blow-by from bogging down your engine robbing it of its performance and diminishing some of its lifespan. You may not realize this but oil on its way out of your engine makes its way back in which can bring some imperfections with it called oil sludge, which can actually bog down your engine's performance. Now, that doesn't happen very quickly, but it can happen gradually over time, which is why picking up a catch can sooner than later can actually help your engine life by prolonging it and keeping it at its full potential. Now, the blow-by I mentioned is essentially crankcase exhaust gases that make its way back into your manifold, into your engine, bogging it down as well. And all that gets filtered through this catch can here. So, it's exactly what it sounds like. It catches all that excess oil and blow-by.Now, this guy is made from an aluminum and steel mixture, super durable, black anodized coating on top, which means it looks really good under the hood, blends in with some of the black components of the engine bay. And as you can see, it's a lot larger than some of the other catch cans or oil separators, which is the other name for it in the category. This one is about 12 ounces, has a node texture on the bottom, which makes it super easy to untwist and remove. And when it comes time for routine maintenance, changing your oil, you just want to make sure you're cleaning out that catch can because it can fill up with all of that excess that's filtering in here. It's also got a 50-micron filter mesh honeycomb filter on the inside with steel plating on top as well. So, you know, it's cleaning out really small particles as well. It's got a rubber gasket on the inside, so it's got a good leak-free seal and it's got the in and out threaded holes there with some fittings included in the kit.Now, the cool thing about this and really all catch cans and oil separators in the category, is that the install is extremely, extremely simple. This one does come with a nice bracket, which means it's going to hang up inside your engine bay pretty inconspicuously. Some other ones will be, kind of, in your face and in awkward positions, making it hard to reach when it comes time for maintenance, not going to be the case here. It bolts right up to the radiator shroud section at the front end of your engine bay. And it comes with new hoses to extend into its proper locations, replacing your factory PCV hoses from the in and out. This comes with hose clamps. I have found that some do not in the category, so that's going to make it easier, no need to pick anything up from the hardware store. It's an all-inclusive kit. Now, this one does come in right around 200 bucks. So it is a little bit more expensive than some other ones, but that's to be expected with the larger 12-ounce can. Typically, you'll see an oil separator for about 3.5 to 4 ounces so, this is damn near triple, which is great for guys looking to do less maintenance less frequently. So. If you're looking for that in the long haul, this is a great way to go.Install is going to get one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. You could tackle it in about 30 to 45 minutes with very simple hand tools. We'll start with a few things. We're going to uninstall it in the engine bay, and then we'll come back to the table for assembly, and then finally wrap it up by throw in this guy into the hood. Tools used in this install include an impact gun, small extension, 7 and 8-millimeter deep sockets, 8-millimeter swivel socket is recommended, 13-millimeter deep socket, ratchet, thread tape is recommended, but not required, and a small Allen key.All right. So, in order to get this installed, we are going to have to remove the tubing from our airbox here. Now, this guy is an 8-millimeter, or a flat-head screwdriver will do the trick. We're going to loosen up the hose clamp on both sides. So, one here, and then on our throttle body there, I'm going to use an 8-millimeter and my impact gun. That's a little easier to reach this guy down here with a swivel socket, so I'm switching over to that. But, again, flat-head works just as well. From there, we can also just pinch and disconnect our sensor. All right. So, from here, we can just lift up and disconnect that hose from both sides.All right, next, we can remove our engine covers. So, you're just going to pull up on both sides and set it aside. All right. Now, for these hoses, you're just going to disconnect the top, follow that down to the bottom under the throttle body and pull that off as well. Now, if this is a little difficult. This one I found to be a little bit more challenging at first, you can put a little bit of lubricant there, maybe PB B'laster or WD-40. And then, if you need to, you can pop this tubing off and put a flat-head through there and pry it off as well. So, there are a couple of tricks in there if you're having difficulty. In order to attach our oil can bracket, we have to remove this 13-millimeter bolt here on our radiator shroud directly below the radiator cap. Now, I'm going to use a 13-mil and a ratchet just to break it loose. Then once you break it loose, you could probably get it off by hand.All right, so next step, we're going to install this bracket back into that location we just took that 13-millimeter bolt out of. You're going to use this metal spacer sleeve on the inside here, which is going to put a nice gap between the radiator shroud and the bracket so it sits nicely. You're going to take the bolt included in the kit, along with a split washer and flat washer. Put that through, make sure it goes through that spacer and then feed it back into that bolt location. That spacer is going to help level things out there. Now, you can grab your ratchet and socket and tighten them down.All right, next step here is highly recommended, but not required. What you're going to do is grab some thread tape and wrap the threading around the hose fitting that we're going to install into our Mishimoto Oil Catch Can. And you don't need a lot of it, you need just a little bit. I'm going to grab a little piece and wrap it counter-clockwise around the thread. All right. So, just like that, and it's going to wrap all the way around on what we'll thread into the catch can itself, which will give you a perfect seal, right? So, you want to make sure it's nice and clean and you can grab your catch can, and you're going to thread it into place. It's also got an O-ring on there to help give it a good seal as well, nice and hand tight there. Do the same thing for the other side.Perfect. From here, we can take off the top three hex screws using an Allen key or a hex socket, and then we're going to install it onto the bracket there that we just put on our radiator shroud. All right. So, I have a little Allen key here and it is super small around 2 millimeters or so. And we're just going to remove the top three screws. All right. Once you have that last one off, you can take the catch can to the bracket and start putting them back on. Before you get them all super tight, just get them a little snug so you have room for adjustment so that you can put the other two back in there.All right. So now, I'm going to take our longer hose and it's going to go to our out-port, which is the one at the back of the engine bay. I'm going to feed the correct side over that way, and this one's going to go underneath. You want to make sure that you have a hose clamp over one end before you insert it into the out-port fitting, which is the one on the right side here. Insert that, tighten down this clamp, and then we'll connect the other side. Now, for this clamp, I'm going to use a 7-millimeter socket. You can also use the flat-head. All right. Now, at the other end, make sure the hose clamp is there as well. Insert that over the factory fitting. All right. So now, we can take our shorter hose. Now, we can connect this side to the in-port on our catch can. It's a little bit of a tighter squeeze here, and then tighten down the clamp. All right. Do the same thing on the other side, underneath of the throttle body. All right, now we can put our engine cover back on and our tubing, and then we're good to go.Once those two hose clamps are tightened, reconnect your temperature sensor, and you're good to go. That's going to wrap up my review and install of the Mishimoto Baffled Oil Catch Can, available for all '09 to '18 5.7L Ram 1500s. You can pick this one up right here at americantrucks.com.
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Catch Me If You Can. There's two ways around it - you always want your 2009-2018 5.7L Dodge RAM 1500 to be running in top condition. Well, one of the best ways to prevent engine problems down the road is with a Mishimoto Baffled Oil Catch Can. Its top-quality design and simple premise will protect your engine from big problems down the road.
How It Works. A simple idea, with a high-tech implementation: send your outgoing oil to this catch can before it goes back into the engine and builds up imperfections that can damage it over time. A 50-micron bronze filter then catches the impurities and nastiness that would otherwise build up on your pistons or combustion chamber, causing engine damage.
Performance. The constant cleaning of your oil means that your RAM is going to see better performance throughout its life cycle. Even better, the catch can and filter are fully serviceable, allowing you to clean your cleaner and keep things running smoothly for a very long time.
Installation. This is a fairly simple installation with no drilling required. You'll just need some hand tools and about a half hour of free time.
Lifetime Warranty. This catch can is protected by Mishimoto's lifetime warranty, protecting from material or manufacturer's defects. See Mishimoto's full warranty for more details.
Application. This Mishimoto Baffled Oil Catch Can is designed to fit 2009-2018 5.7L Dodge RAM 1500 models. Ensure correct engine and model year before purchase.
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(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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