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  • #76
    Originally posted by MilesC8 View Post
    Installed a UPR Oil Catch Can in my HTC. Should help keep the valves clean. The kit was easy to install and is really well made.
    MilesC8, now that you've had this for a while, and presumably emptied it a few times, what are your thoughts? In particular, how easy or difficult is it to empty. Space there looks pretty tight.

    Thanks.
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    • #77
      Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

      MilesC8, now that you've had this for a while, and presumably emptied it a few times, what are your thoughts? In particular, how easy or difficult is it to empty. Space there looks pretty tight.

      Thanks.
      I have emptied it several times. Each time it's had several ounces of oil that are thankfully not gunking up the valves. It's pretty easy to service the can. Not hard to get to at all. I am very glad to have it on there. For what it's worth, I also recently watched ********* going over his twin-turbo in his C8, and he said to always put a catch can on any GM car. I honestly don't get why people argue over whether it should or should not be installed. I'm glad its there for sure.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by MilesC8 View Post

        I have emptied it several times. Each time it's had several ounces of oil that are thankfully not gunking up the valves. It's pretty easy to service the can. Not hard to get to at all. I am very glad to have it on there. For what it's worth, I also recently watched ********* going over his twin-turbo in his C8, and he said to always put a catch can on any GM car. I honestly don't get why people argue over whether it should or should not be installed. I'm glad its there for sure.
        MilesC8,

        My dealer said that in California the Catch Can, if installed won't pass smog and must be removed before any smog attempt. Not to doubt a very knowledgeable service manager but has anyone had firsthand experience with one and getting a smog cert?
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        • #79
          Originally posted by Yoda View Post

          MilesC8,

          My dealer said that in California the Catch Can, if installed won't pass smog and must be removed before any smog attempt. Not to doubt a very knowledgeable service manager but has anyone had firsthand experience with one and getting a smog cert?
          Technically, he is probably correct. Installing a catch can modifies the emissions system and likely has not been certified by CARB.
          In reality, a tech may not notice or care during a visual inspection. But if he does notice it he may fail your car.
          But it will be 8 years before it will need to be tested.
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          • #80
            Originally posted by Yoda View Post

            MilesC8,

            My dealer said that in California the Catch Can, if installed won't pass smog and must be removed before any smog attempt. Not to doubt a very knowledgeable service manager but has anyone had firsthand experience with one and getting a smog cert?
            It looks like the UPR catch can uses the same snap fittings as the original PCV plumbing. Definitely on the engine end of the hoses. If it uses snap fittings on both ends of the hoses, in about 2 minutes you could pop off the hoses to and from the catch can, and pop the OEM hoses back on. Unmodified when the tech looks at the engine.

            The Paragon appears to use hose clamps at the can end of the hoses, but it also looks like you can remove the entire can by removing 3 screws, then snap the OEM hoses in place. Probably a 15 minute job on a coupe.
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            • #81
              Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

              It looks like the UPR catch can uses the same snap fittings as the original PCV plumbing. Definitely on the engine end of the hoses. If it uses snap fittings on both ends of the hoses, in about 2 minutes you could pop off the hoses to and from the catch can, and pop the OEM hoses back on. Unmodified when the tech looks at the engine.

              The Paragon appears to use hose clamps at the can end of the hoses, but it also looks like you can remove the entire can by removing 3 screws, then snap the OEM hoses in place. Probably a 15 minute job on a coupe.
              Correct. Its easy to switch back to stock if/when you want.

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