Mishimoto has introduced a baffled oil catch can for the 2016 and newer Chevrolet Camaro 2.0L turbo. As the video below explains, using a catch can on a direct injection engine such as the 2.0L turbo isn’t really a luxury. It’s a necessity — at least if you want to keep your engine running at peak efficiency and performance.

Direct Injection Explained

Unlike traditional fuel injection systems, which spray fuel into the intake tract, direct injection squirts fuel at high pressure directly into the combustion chamber. This more precise delivery method results in more complete combustion, better power, improved fuel economy, and cooler cylinder temperatures.

There is one drawback to direct injection, though.

When a traditional fuel injection system sprays fuel into the intake tract, it also coats the intake valves with fuel. This has a cleansing effect on the intake valves. However, since direct injection bypasses the intake and squirts fuel directly into the combustion chambers, the cleansing effect on the valves is lost. This has made direct injection prone to carbon build-up on the valves, which can cause decreased performance and fuel mileage.

So how can you prevent carbon build-up on a direct injection engine?

Mishimoto Catch Cans

Catch cans, or separator tanks, separate vaporized oil from the air charge exiting through the factory PCV system. This ensures only clean air re-enters the intake tract, reducing the possibility of carbon build-up as it passes over the intake valve.

The key is having a reliable, well-engineered catch can.

In this video, Mishimoto explains why its catch can is up to the task. While this particular catch can is for the 2016 and later Camaro 2.0L turbo, the same principle applies for other modern direct injection engines. Mishimoto offers universal and direct-fit catch cans to work with a variety of vehicles and engines.

We’ll cover installation in a later video.

Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.