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  1. Keep the Good Times Rolling - Direct-Fit Catch Can R&D, Part 1 - Concept and Prototype

    Keep the Good Times Rolling - Direct-Fit Catch Can R&D, Part 1 - Concept and Prototype

    Hyundai may have never been a brand synonymous with producing the driver's car. Their models are often used as some sort of punchline to illustrate what we gearheads don't want in our cars. There have been some contenders throughout the years to ward off the bad jokes, but the quirky, asymmetrical Veloster that followed the Genesis earns the most credit for injecting new energy into Hyundai's image. Its release had us all thinking that the real spirited driving experience finally made its way to the well-known manufacturer.

    While the Genesis Coupe might be a piece of Hyundai History now, the Veloster continues to deliver the sporty flair to the car maker's lineup.
    While the Genesis Coupe might be a piece of Hyundai History now, the Veloster still delivers
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  2. Everyday Hero - Direct Fit Catch Can R&D Part 1 - Concept and Design

    Everyday Hero - Direct Fit Catch Can R&D Part 1 - Concept and Design

    Every superhero has a weakness or villain thwarting them at every turn. Superman has those glowing alien rocks. Batman is constantly putting out fires both figuratively and literally set by some deranged clown, and the internal combustion engine has its respiratory system clogged up by its own lifeblood. Yes, we're talking about blow-by. Granted, carbon buildup from blow-by might not seem as serious as the threat of a supervillain, but it's an affliction that affects every engine out there, even your new Honda Accord.

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    The 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T might not be flying around Metropolis or Gotham punching criminals in the face, but this generation of Honda's full-sized sedan is taking the heroics of daily driving to a new level. Utilizing the K20C4 derived from the heavy-hitting Civic Type R, Honda ditched the

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  3. Form and Function - Universal Carbon Fiber Catch Can R&D - Concept to Completion

    Form and Function - Universal Carbon Fiber Catch Can R&D - Concept to Completion

    Get yourMishimoto Carbon Fiber Baffled Oil Catch CanToday!

    In the world of aftermarket modification, there are two directions to go in with any upgrade. Form or function. Some might not care if the part looks like a work of art just as long as it performs, and vice versa. That's an owner's prerogative, and maybe driving around a box that hits the 300 whp mark and sounds like a grizzly bear is all you need. Other enthusiasts prefer a flashy set of wheels and a few want the best of both worlds, style and efficiency, which isn't always available. It's not easy to get that perfect blend. That won't stop Mishimoto from trying, though. We're aiming to create a little gray from the black and white of performance against aesthetics all while protecting your engine from blow-by.

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  4. As is Tradition - Direct Fit Catch Can R&D

    As is Tradition - Direct Fit Catch Can R&D

    Tradition is something that spills over into just about everything. For the most part, we as a species like to settle into a groove. We keep things the way they are because that's just how they've always been done. While change is sometimes a good thing, it's often nice to have that hint of familiarity in the air. Not to mention, putting your foot down and standing by your principles holds a certain kind of respect.

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    The muscle car scene is deeply rooted in tradition, especially when it comes to Mopars. While the new Chargers and Challengers might be trending towards a sleeker and sexier outward appearance, what's under the hood is reminiscent of another time. Calling out the size by cubic inches rather than liters, and even just the different editions bring plenty back

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  5. PROTECTED SPECIES - 2007-2013 INFINITI G37 / 2009+ NISSAN 370Z DIRECT FIT CATCH CAN, PART 2 - Blow-By Verified

    PROTECTED SPECIES - 2007-2013 INFINITI G37 / 2009+ NISSAN 370Z DIRECT FIT CATCH CAN, PART 2 - Blow-By Verified

    It's often an overlooked fact in the automotive world that every engine out there is affected by the by-product of its own combustion process, but it's true. It doesn't matter the size or the type of induction. Combustion gasses will still sneak past the piston rings, and those contaminated gasses will infiltrate the intake tract. The naturally aspirated V6 is an endangered species these days, and given the age of some of these VQ37 engines, the future for these power plants is starting to look bleak.

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    If you revisit the early stages of our project, however, you'll see that we've already been hard at work to save the VQs from themselves. Pushing that high of a compression for so long can put

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  6. Defending the King - 2017 Honda Civic Type R Direct Fit Catch Can R&D Part 2 - Prototype

    Defending the King - 2017 Honda Civic Type R Direct Fit Catch Can R&D Part 2 - Prototype

    Engine blow-by is something that affects just about every engine on the road. Though plenty of manufacturers have made leaps and bounds in filtering blow-by from the intake, finding clever ways to keep the carbon deposits from building up on intake valves, blow-by remains an issue. This should come as no surprise if you've spent any time on our blog. Just about every type of car and truck that has made its way into our R&D facility, ranging from BMWs to F-150s, and even the 1.5T found in the base Civics, have all produced varying levels of the murky stuff. The K20C1 is likely to be no exception to this trend. That leaves it up to us at Mishimoto to make sure none of the contaminates in the crankcase gasses make it to your valves.

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  7. Defending the King - 2017 Honda Civic Type R Direct Fit Catch Can R&D Part 1 - Stock Review

    Defending the King - 2017 Honda Civic Type R Direct Fit Catch Can R&D Part 1 - Stock Review

    It's finally here. After 20 years, and a few extra months of waiting, the Civic Type R has made its way to the States. I have to say, if the standard Civic wasn't striking enough, the Type R has the qualities to make it one scalding hot hatchback. While some of the components carried over from the last generation, including some of the aerodynamics and the return of the mighty K20C1, the FK8 actually went on a bit of a diet and received not only a cosmetic makeover, but also a suspension overhaul fit for the new king of the Nürburgring. It's easy to see why so many are willing to pay thousands over MSRP for the chance to call this new Civic their own.

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  8. Protecting your V8 Killer - 2011-2014 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Catch Can R&D Part 1 - Stock Review

    Protecting your V8 Killer - 2011-2014 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Catch Can R&D Part 1 - Stock Review

    As much as my car enthusiast-self hates to admit it, the days of the gas powered V8 are numbered. Even never owning a vehicle motorized by one of these monstrous power plants, it's a sad concept to wrap my head around. For decades, we've all relied on those eight cylinders for the necessity to haul heavy objects around, and for the sheer enjoyment of speed. For those of you in the business of the latter, you might find this to be foreboding, especially since one of the pioneers of popularizing the V8 is the one driving the final nail in the coffin. You heard correctly, I'm holding Ford responsible for taking one of the biggest steps against the eight cylinder engine. It's not necessarily a bad thing, however, since their EcoBoost engines are more than up to snuff to fill the shoes of the V8.

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  9. Blow-By Verified - Oil Catch Can R&D, Part 2: The New Kit!

    Blow-By Verified - Oil Catch Can R&D, Part 2: The New Kit!

    Function and utility often outweigh aesthetics, and our engineering department has paid particular attention to the two while creating the baffled oil catch can kit for the 2009 Dodge Ram 5.7L V8 Hemi. Your Ram works hard for you, so it's only natural to want to take as much care of your pride and joy as you can to keep it running at its best.

    We already know that this truck can use some TLC when it comes to the amount of blow-by the Hemi produces. If you need a refresher, in only 1,000 miles, we caught nearly 50ml of content, which is on the high side of tests performed on other applications. It was clear that our can was working, but there was one problem - our original two-ounce can just wouldn't cut it. You'd have to empty the can several times before you're even due for an oil change. That's an inconvenience we don't want you to experience, so we came up with a solution.

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  10. Universally Guarded - Universal High-Flow Diesel Catch Can R&D - Part 1 - The Plan

    Universally Guarded - Universal High-Flow Diesel Catch Can R&D - Part 1 - The Plan

    This Universal High-Flow Catch Can Kit is now available! Click here to check it out!

    It's no secret that the world relies on the diesel engine. From the mega-motors powering cargo ships across the ocean to the 4-cylinder TDIs, the turbodiesel has become synonymous with longevity and dependability. Even after hundreds of thousands of miles, the deep chugging and piercing whistle of a turbodiesel keeps going. While the diesel engine is a staple of reliability, its lifespan is still determined by how it's taken care of. Even with all the advancements in technology and engineering, the diesel engine is still susceptible to one of the same issue that plagues its gas-powered cousin, blow-by.

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