If you are using a high-quality oil with a low volatility rate, having carbon deposits in your inlet valves is less of an issue. There is less of a concern if your car’s engine is not a direct injection engine.
An oil catch will still keep your engine cleaner.
In this article, we will go over the best oil catch cans for Dodge Chargers:
- 392 Scat Packs
- 5.7L R/Ts
- 6.2L Hellcats
- UPR Products 6.4L Billet Catch Can New HEMI Technology Z-Bracket
The UPR Products 6.4L Billet Catch Can Z-Bracket is an oil catch can for dodge charger and challenger 392 scat packs.
This oil catch can is robust.
- 7 oz container – This will hold 207 mL of oil gunk. This should last you at least 15,000 miles but you should check your oil catch can oil levels every 3,000 miles.
- Z-bracket technology – This helps you mount and dismount the oil catch can easily.
- Custom diffuser – This helps eliminate oil contamination and is a signature for oil catch cans. The diffuser was designed by analyzing fluids, vapors, and airflow characteristics.
For example, there is a reason why there is vertical space between the inlet screen and outlet screen.
The inlet screen is positioned lower than the outlet screen. Because of this positioning, the amount of oil entering the oil catch can is significantly reduced.
The diffuser also allows the oil to cool down, turning the vapor back to liquid.
The coalescence of oil vapors, droplets, and particles increased the oil catch can’s efficiency to collect the oil vapors, thanks to the patented diffuser.
Having this diffuser in place should eliminate any possibility of contamination.
- Billet fittings – All fittings should be very similar but this ensures high quality to all of your oil catch can parts.
- Easy opening bottom – The bottom can be easily screwed on and off.
- Braided hoses – This has better flow rates and heat dissipation. The newer braided hoses are also able to withstand higher pressures.
- Billet aluminum – This is 6061-T6 quality is strong and usually used in airplanes and camera lenses.
- Tensile strength – 45,000 psi
- Yield strength – 40,000 psi
- Density – 0.01 lb/ft3
- Shear strength – 30,000 psi
UPR Products Billet Signature Series Oil Catch Can Standard Mount
The UPR Products Billet Oil Catch Can Standard Mount should fit in your 5.7L Dodge Charger or Challenger from 2006 to now.
This oil catch can have the same features as the 6.4L Billet Catch Can for 392 Scat packs except for a few minor detail swaps:
- No Z-bracket
- Nickel fittings
UPR Products 6.2L Billet Catch Can Hellcat
The UPR Products 6.2L Billet Catch Can Hellcat is designed for Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcats.
The Billet oil catch can hellcat version is slightly unique in its features.
- Plug n Play Fittings – make installation smooth and quick.
- 6 source oil capacity
- 2.25” x 5.75” oil catch can size
- Comes in Satin (silver) color
- Z-brackets – help with removing and dumping out oil
- 2 ⅝” Continental Instagrip braided hoses
- ⅝” fittings
Overall, this is a solid purchase for any Hellcat owners that want to extend the life of their engine.
How often to empty oil catch can?
You can empty your oil catch can every 3,000-5,000 miles, once a month, or every oil change. After around 4,000 miles, an oil catch can in a 2014 Dodge Charger R/T caught around 50mL of gunk.
This can be expected after every 4,000 miles if you do decide to empty your oil catch can.
You do not want this stuff inside your engine if you had the choice of the matter.
Oil Catch Can Effectiveness
Oil catch cans are not only used for Dodge Chargers.
Practically any car can install an oil catch can.
It is just that direct injection engines will find greater use for oil catch cans.
Let us analyze some data points:
- After around 2,300 miles with a 6th gen Camero, a Billet oil catch can caught around 0.75 ounces of oil gunk.
- After 3,000 miles with a 2016 SXT, the oil catch can was only ¼ full.
- After 4,000 miles with a 5.7L Dodge Charger, the oil catch can was only ½ full.
- After 8,000-9,000 miles with a 5.7L Dodge Charger with nearly all the miles on the highway, the oil catch can was only ¼ full.
Though there is no concrete evidence that points that oil catch cans extend your Dodge Charger’s engine life by this amount of years, it is highlighted that the oil catch cans do trap potential fluids that can cause carbon buildups within your engine.
Carbon deposits can be measured but it is tedious to dissemble and reassemble unless you know what you are doing.
These experiments will be done after a decent amount of driving (at least 3,000 miles) so that we can pinpoint if certain variables (oil catch cans) are likely responsible for a specific result (preventing carbon deposits).
Though car manufacturers are improving their hardware and efficiency, every little thing you can do as an owner will help.
The purpose of an oil catch can is to prevent any oil junk from getting into the intake valves. This will limit the buildup of carbon deposits.
Is it ever too late to install an oil catch can?
Whether you have a direct injection engine or not, you can find benefits to adding an oil catch can to prevent excess oil from getting consumed in combustion. For Dodge Charger port injection engines, they do not have the same issues with carbon deposit buildups due to fuel spraying into the intake stream, constantly rinsing off the intake valve.
You may have also heard about combination engines with both port injection and direct injection engines.
It is getting more mainstream to add an oil catch can to your Dodge Chargers and there is no harm in doing so.
Even the best Dodge Challengers will benefit from any additional support to keep your engine’s cleaner.
Just make sure you are educated and informed about what you are doing.