I have installed oil catch canThis is another random update, but one I felt worth mentioning. I was losing a fair amount of oil between oil changes (at least a quart) and debated the oil catch can, but hadn’t ordered while I was doing the head so I decided to wait.
I did replace the PCV valve while doing that. I’ve put roughly 3k on the car since then and checked oil level this morning and it is reading the same as when the job was done. I was shocked by that, but it’s a nice surprise. Definitely recommend looking into whether or not that valve is stuck open for anyone who might have disappearing oil. It’s right behind the intake manifold which is only six nuts and a few hoses away from being pulled.