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As someone that's is still looking..and spent a lot of time and MONEY installing mine. Your best bet is to go with the EC catch can setup. It's all there. Easy to set up and works perfectly.

Yes don't get one with a breather. You will throw a engine code.

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FYI that's the same one that a few of us on this forum installed. But you have to get bigger hose barbs for the hoses to fit. You don't wanna reduce the hose stock hose sizes. Please search the forum. Lots of threads started about this subject.

Aloha mike
 
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The height of the can being 5" might fit a little tight near the fender.
hose connector is 9/16 OD a little small, I think it should be 3/4"od
You need better quality hoses.
 
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So the EC catch can may appear expensive, but it comes with everything you need, including high quality hoses, correctly sized connectors and a mounting bracket that'll work with the car. That makes installation about a 10 minute job.

How much is your time worth?
 

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So the EC catch can may appear expensive, but it comes with everything you need, including high quality hoses, correctly sized connectors and a mounting bracket that'll work with the car. That makes installation about a 10 minute job.

How much is your time worth?
Being retired my time is worth little LOL All I have is time and some cans of $$$ put away. But I do agree with you. Time to open a can and do it right .

After researching and looking on Ebay, I decided not to go cheap, When and if I do this mod it will be the one from EUROCOMPULSION

Looking at the cheap ones I can see where they cut corners. Not sure I like the two hoses crossing the windshield washer tank. But as Long as it does what it is supposed to It will be worth the extra $100 or so over the ones I was looking at after being taught they need 19mm bits and hoses, baffles etc. EC may cost more but after cables are purchased and all the bits needed for mounting, The EC solution is the best for me

My ignorance, in this case, will cost me a few more dineros. I am not a wrencher so I would not have fun seeking out all the bits and hoses I would need. I dread Auto Part Stores.lol

I guess it depends on how long I will keep the car. This is another step closer to my bucket list car Cayman, Had two C6 Vettes, a Miata SE and now the best of all of em The Spider 124, Placeholder while I learn about the Cayman.

Thanks for the gentle slap! LOL
 

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I highly recommend the EC catch can.
 

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As one who recently purchased a CC (not EC - shipping !!!) what I found from research is that a lot of CC's are pretty crappy - may as well purchased an empty soda (as you say in NA) can

I got a Mishimoto, just arrived - well impressed with the quality
 

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You asked for our opinions.
First of all it is arguable that the catch can is even necessary for cars that tool around and run errands,shop,work,etc
The catch can is a “fun” mod that’s a do it yourself project to show that you worked on your car at cars and coffee
I get it,I put one on my former Dodge Challenger
On that note
Don’t cheap out
The one you show will Work but one look at it and it screams Chinese junk
Is that a washing machine hose?
Get the good one
You will be glad you did when people are looking under your hood.
 
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I have said a number of times that we at EC don't really care if you make your own catch can kit, or buy ours. We do care that it gets done right, and if you want to do it yourself, I encourage you to copy our kit.

The catch-can from ebay shown in this thread is OK, but it doesn't have the right size holes for the main inlet and outlet. Even if you have a larger fitting on it for bigger hoses the threaded holes in the can itself are a bit small. It MAY be restrictive at very high power levels. It should be fine for anything up to Phase 1, and probably Phase 2. I like that it has a little dipstick. That's a nice feature.

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Finally!!! My catch can on its way, hopefully here Friday. Of course I can't install it yet. Waiting on Greg to send me the V4 intake and Intercooler.
 

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You asked for our opinions.
First of all it is arguable that the catch can is even necessary for cars that tool around and run errands,shop,work,etc
The catch can is a “fun” mod that’s a do it yourself project to show that you worked on your car at cars and coffee
I get it,I put one on my former Dodge Challenger
On that note
Don’t cheap out
The one you show will Work but one look at it and it screams Chinese junk
Is that a washing machine hose?
Get the good one
You will be glad you did when people are looking under your hood.
I completely agree with you. But since this is such an easy and inexpensive mod that can only help, it's worth doing.

I don't do shows. No "cars and coffee here. I bowed out of the Miata Club, They don't do much actual driving. So my hood would likely not be up for viewing (except at maybe I will show up at the Miata Clubs next function.I was a member of it when I had the Miata. The only club that did less driving is the Corvette Club. All we did was drive a few miles to eat........

LOL I wouldn't use that included laundry hose. In fact, I will be going with EC's solution. I priced out the bits and pieces and decided $169 is not a bad price for a custom QUALITY made kit. In this area, there is no other acceptable solution for me.

I researched and asked the right questions. Do I NEED a catch can? Probably not according to my driving habits. But it cannot hurt. The only mods I am doing are the Diverter which is done and now a catch can. Maybe a turbo blanket. Thanks for your opinion!!

I have said a number of times that we at EC don't really care if you make your own catch can kit, or buy ours. We do care that it gets done right, and if you want to do it yourself, I encourage you to copy our kit.

The catch-can from ebay shown in this thread is OK, but it doesn't have the right size holes for the main inlet and outlet. Even if you have a larger fitting on it for bigger hoses the threaded holes in the can itself are a bit small. It MAY be restrictive at very high power levels. It should be fine for anything up to Phase 1, and probably Phase 2. I like that it has a little dipstick. That's a nice feature.

Greg
I looked at most of them and after comments and opinions stated I decided I will buy EC's model. I paid a small fortune for good aftermarket leather seats. I should not cheap out as you say with cheap Chinese parts.Especially under the hood.

I will be doing this and possibly a turbo cooler blanket but I am still researching the need for that. Another $169, LOL $169 seems to be a popular number.

What do you think about the turbo blanket?
 

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I wouldn't bother putting a catch can on a Honda Civic, but my Spider, my Scat Pack, my Hellcat, they all have catch cans.

A turbo blanket is great for keeping down the underhood heat. At the very least, a blanket will help the longevity of rubber and plastic bits in the engine bay.
 

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ok......while we are talking catch cans. l am about to order the hoses and uprated barbs for my Mishimoto CC. Question ? I measured the OEM connections at 3/4 inch OD, so l am looking at buying 3/4 lD inch hose. Makes logical sense to me, however l do recall some on this forum inferring they used 5/8 inch (ID).......which l assume would be an interference fit

What size hose is best ??

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I installed the EC can in about ten minutes this AM. Quality is first-rate. It fit prefectly - the hoses were the exact length. Highly recommended!
It was worth every penny.
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Pete
agree very worth it... the ONLY downside i could think of is that after you finish, you wish you had ordered something else because just like that, the fun is over.
 

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agree very worth it... the ONLY downside i could think of is that after you finish, you wish you had ordered something else because just like that, the fun is over.
Time to drive!!!
 

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You asked for our opinions.
First of all it is arguable that the catch can is even necessary for cars that tool around and run errands,shop,work,etc
The catch can is a “fun” mod that’s a do it yourself project to show that you worked on your car at cars and coffee
I get it,I put one on my former Dodge Challenger
On that note
Don’t cheap out
The one you show will Work but one look at it and it screams Chinese junk
Is that a washing machine hose?
Get the good one
You will be glad you did when people are looking under your hood.
I would be putting the CC on for fun. IT will be the EC version. I don't expect it to fill up. But I think all of these engines can use a catch can.

For $170 it is cheap insurance. No one will see under my hood except the dealer.

Here in Myrtle Beach, there are no clubs (except the Miata Club and those people just want to drive to a place to eat)........So I dropped out of that club, No cars and coffee situations here either so there is no place to collectively show off our cars LOL Not sure the 124 would be welcome anyway,
 

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ok......while we are talking catch cans. l am about to order the hoses and uprated barbs for my Mishimoto CC. Question ? I measured the OEM connections at 3/4 inch OD, so l am looking at buying 3/4 lD inch hose. Makes logical sense to me, however l do recall some on this forum inferring they used 5/8 inch (ID).......which l assume would be an interference fit

What size hose is best ??

Thanks
I've got the exact same question on the ID hose size for the Mishimoto Catch Can. I may upsize the fitting can as it is smallish at 1/2 Barbed OD.
 

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This is what I am going to end up doing for the Mishimoto catch can:

All Parts Sourced from Summit racing:

Going to replace the plastic fittings on can with Black Anodized 3/8" NPT to 5/8" barbed (Probably optionial)
Also ordered a 3/4 to 5/8 plastic hose reducer ($4)
Order 1 each 3' length of 5/8 and 3/4 hose oil resistant hose

The 5/8 will go straight from the engine to can, the 3/4 will step down before can. Also going to get some shielded worm clamps, although may just use existing clamps at the engine with so high quality tie wraps.

Have not decided if I am going to mount over the V4 using former bold for stock air intake or if I mount on fender or firewall. I don't want to drill any holes in car so I will fab a simple "S" Shaped bracket.
 
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Possible Mishimoto Catch Can installation position

For this installation I ordered a light to roll bar bracket (comes as set of 2) with a 2.5" opening, same as the diameter of the Mishimoto Catch Can I have.

Waiting for the brackets to arrive I ordered a EC V4 Intake system, so the installation position for my Catch Can will be different.
Never the less someone else could benefit from this described setup. As said, it was my initial setup because I think it looks clean and neat. I expect I can use the same bracket to install the Catch Can above the EC V4 Intake system. There is also a mounting hole on the same tower strut which can be used.

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