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    Oil catch cans are they needed?

    Was wondering what everyones opinion was on oil catch cans? Do you need them and if so On passenger side of engine or drivers side of engine or both?

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    I would say yes, you need it on the passenger side for sure. I installed mine at about 500 miles and when I did my first oil change at 1200 miles there was already some oil collected in the can. I drove another 1500 miles and 1 track day since then and there was a decent amount in there once again. I have a driver's side separator installed as well but that's been bone dry since the day I installed it. I'm happy I have it just in case, but the driver's side probably isn't too important unless you're going to be pushing the car to it's absolute limits at the track.

    At least get the passenger side though. It'll catch oil even in regular street driving.

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    I would definitely install. Have collected more oil than I would have expected on passenger side. Purchased the Ford Performance catch cans and they blend in beautifully ... look like they came with the car.

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    I'm looking at adding this easy mod on my car. from what I understand an oil separator on passenger side is sufficient? Was thinking of going for the Ford Performance one (I like the fact that it's engineered to fit for our cars). Any better options I should know about? Thanks all! I'm new to the Mustang/Shelby world!

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    JLT makes ones that fit without any fuss. Have them on both sides of mine.
    Just make sure you check them periodically for any oil in them.

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    thanks Michael for the headsup on JLT will check them out.

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    A dumb question: is the purpose of the catch can(s) to retrieve oil and reuse it, or to prevent oil spillage on engine?

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    Ordering both of the JLT ones today in Black. They look like the best option
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    Tex, I too went with the JLT for the passenger side as although I like the look of the Ford Performance unit better, from what I can tell you have to remove 3 bolts to drain whereas the JLT you simply unscrew the canister and dump...

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    Ordering both of the JLT ones today in Black. They look like the best option
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    Yes that is the difference. The JLT just unscrews rather easily.
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