Originally Posted by RX Speed Works
Fair question and easily answered. They aren't installed because a "no maintenance" solution hasn't been created. No manufacturer is going to ask customers to perform another maintenance step. You have to drain the cans. As far as warranty, in the years our product has been on the market not one customer has had their warranty voided that we're aware of. This is for a few reasons. First The Magnuson Moss act says an aftermarket product has to cause a catastrophic failure in order to void a warranty. As far as Ford goes, the 2014 and below F150 EcoBoost has a major issue with the intercooler, gravity and moisture. It accumulates so much moisture that water collects in the CAC. Once enough water accumulates, when the turbos go into boost they can push the water into the combustion chamber. Then the truck can go into Limp Mode and shut down. This is dangerous for some many obvious reasons and it's an issue Ford doesn't want to take heat for because they wouldn't allow someone to add a catch can. Call or email me anytime and I'll be happy to answer any questions you have.
I know this is an old thread but... I found it and still have questions so others might too.
I'm fairly versed on the use and benefit of the catch can. But I see no connection between the catch can and the intercooler making water from condensation and getting it forced into the engine. Can you please clarify the connection for me? I'm planning on this mod for my soon to be ordered 17 and would like to be able to justify it for every reason.
And with the new second gen 3.5 ecoboost having port and direct injection having the Coke issue seems much less likely with the new set up and quality fuel.
Anything helping the cac issue is a benefit imo.
I do understand that the issue mentioned has been engineered out. However, still would like to know. Others will benefit.