So, after reading through a lot of peoples various experiences with the SRT 6.1L - I was disturbed with the amount of oil showing up in the intake coming from the PCV system. There is one particular picture of a new 6.1L motor with 4k miles on it - with oil all through the intake system. The guy was swapping intakes and the mechanic showed him how much oil had been pulled in to the system, and commented how bad that was - that the oil would build up and cause the valves to fail to seat properly if it continued. There are a number of threads (google for 6.1L srt oil catch can) on people who use oil catch cans and report getting a teaspoon or 2 of oil in the can every oil change on average.
I've pretty much decided on my first modification will be an oil catch can, you can make your own or order one. I've gone the latter route:
I ordered two oil catch cans from http://www.michiganhemiperformance.com/catchcans.htm 1 for my 2008 srt8 challenger and 1 for my buddy with a 2009 srt8 challenger. With only 1000 miles on the car, while changing over to the Mopar CAI noticed oil residue in the throttle body. Have to keep these engines from gumming up, even with 0w40 Mobil 1 synthetic oil. I would think the oil catch can will work whether we have a 2008 or 2009 srt8 6.1 challengers. Some members from other forums have found chrome residue in the bottom of the catch cans when they are being emptied. Is this from the steel wool packing in the top of the canister ? Any comments from the group. Thank you.
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