Oil catch can waste of money?

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    Mine was 3k because on page 2 you guys helped me be able to finally take the damn thing off; ha! Now I check every 1k or so and it’s only a few drops.
     
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    OEM when bought new. Car only has about 3200 miles so far. I will be going to 0w20 Penzoil Synthetic when I do my oil change. I've had really good results with them on my 2017 STI. No oil burning vs Mobile 1 Synthetic.
     
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    What intake are you using please?

     
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    Catches lots of snake oil, lol. Silly mod that’s unnecessary in 98% of cars, IMO.
     
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    Here's how much mine caught in under 2,000 miles. I use Castrol EDGE 0W20. Daily driver but I beat on it every day.

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    #52 FlexRex, Jan 10, 2020
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    I fail to see the relevance to catch can no? You just wondering as an aside or are you saying it may be relevant?

    3 of these ctr guys obviously needed it.

    Id switch away from 20 to 30 weight oil and recommend amsoil signature series 0w30. They make a 0w20 formulation too just make sure its ss. Its the best most known oil out there and provides 100% lspi protection.

    There are walmart/autozone oils that are incredible and specific made for our dit engines. Like 5W30 Quaker State Ultimate Durability, dexos 1 – Gen 2 API SN Plus, 0W20 Quaker State Ultimate Durability, API SN “Plus” and Mobil 1 European FS 0w40. These two are deceivingly cheap.

    Then there is 5W30 Renewable Lubricants, Super High Performance Passenger Vehicle, Bio-SynXtra new plant based formulation especially made for dit engines and made in usa. Incredible oil no one knows about yet. Especially good for racing as it practically doesnt lose and wear protection to 275F.

    All mentioned oils are specially designed for our dit engines and contain lspi prevention additives.
     
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    The SI is stock. Stock intake, etc.
     
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    Aside from pics of catch can contents i'd like to see pics of the actual valves on higher mileage CTRs. There is a pic floating around of a valve with some carbon at 2k, but honestly hardly what i'd consider a large amount of build up.
     
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    #55 Si_chRis, Jan 10, 2020
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    Apparently this is a 1.5T with 35K miles. Found it from here. Not exactly a K20C1 but I'm sure it would be similar.
    intake_valves.jpg

    EDIT: while reading further in my link above, I found this post. Shows an FK8 owner that disassembled the intake manifold at 9,800 miles.
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    For the CTR it's not that bad imo. A lot worse out there. Would be interested in pics of higher mileage.
     
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