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Radium Engineering makes a beautiful, well engineered piece that looks right at home in the engine bay of my Exige. Not cheap, but worth it to me.
 

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Yeah get the radium or saiko muchi or sector. Just remember to check it.


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Saikou Michi catch cans, very good quality.
 

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I like the Radium not only because it's beautiful but it's also very practical.
You can have an optional spigot or whatever it's called to flush the oil out and there is a tiny little dipstick that you can easily remove to check the amount of oil in the cans.
Like someone else said, not cheap but well worth the investment.
 

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So, Radium or Saikou. Would any of those make the Woshhh Sound When shifting ?
 

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Not sure if you understand what a catch can does. No no woosh sound. That would come from a blow off valve in a turbo application. Nothing to do with catch cans. The catch cans provide an intermediate step between pcv valve and breather vent on valve cover where hot oil vapor can condense before reaching the throttle body.


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I love the Engineering Of the Radium, but $$$.
The Saikou is in my budget range, but how to drain the oil ? Through the bottom ?
 

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I have a saiku michi can. Pretty decent and collects a decent amount of oil. Draining can be a pain sometimes since you'll have to unmount it to a certain extent, but you don't do it often so not a big deal. It's like changing the air filter on these cars lol
 

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Mine came with the Saikou catch cans. I check them every 6 months or so. I get about 1/6 full more or less. I have also taken off entire intake including SC chasing carbon deposits. It's an OCD thing...

Catch cans def worth it. I try to imagine what my intake would have looked like with that much oil coating everything... No idea if performance would be impacted or not ? Maybe so when you think about your inter cooler having all that in it too ?
 

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This thread inspired me to research some more - I had not seen it before but loved the Radium design. I asked them to send me the email instructions so I could see what was involved in the install. They responded to my request right away. After reviewing the instructions, and examining the design I went with the Radium catch cans - they will be here Tuesday if all goes well.
 
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