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  1. The "Catch Can" Explained

    Crobinson16: UPR Single Valve Plug n Play is the way to go if you don't want the CSS and have the airaid and want to keep it simple. ----------------------- RDKILL: Usually hissing is from a restrictive or low flowing check valve which high airspeed or vacuum fighting through. Basically the same as when you hold your hand over the end of a vacuum and restrict it then you get a hissing or air squeal. Try opening the check valve and removing the internals and see if the hissing goes away. Certain hi-flow units with ceramic balls will create an air noise from the excessive flow as well. Joe
  2. The "Catch Can" Explained

    Incorrect as the evacuation between both locations has a minimal difference in vacuum. This has been proven with a lot of testing done by our end users on GM, Ford, and Dodge trucks. We just prefer not to destroy a perfectly good intake tube and drill holes in factory parts and potentially cause any warranty issues for the end users. We have seen many truck owners have problems with the service departments and " The juice is not worth the squeeze" so anyone reading this is aware of potential headaches with any service writer and warranty. Some dealers will let it slide and to us it's never worth the risk for the nominal difference in performance as the vacuum at the end of the tube is almost identical. So now you have to consider some air intakes have the secondary vacuum connection close to the throttle body or midstream and this will give you very similar results with a factory style connection. ( No drilling required ) On a personal note. Drilling looks modified and incomplete, losing the OEM factory look and connections. Hope this helps anyone reading why not to drill any factory tubes. Joe
  3. The "Catch Can" Explained

    DB, I just wanted to clear the air on octane stability and catching as much oil as possible are two variables that go hand in hand to consistently give you the very best MPG and Overall performance. Over the course of a year or two the system will pay itself off if you choose one of the top performing catch cans. I can do more than the other companies and confirm I too in the late 90's did not believe in catch cans. I have been working with testing and continually seeing the benefits of the most efficient catch cans vs all the generic low buck aKa suck through catch cans with generic baffling and I'm not talking about empty catch cans either. I am not here to tell you who's catch can to buy. I'm only here to let you know the more efficient your catch can is the greater the return in protection and performance. The placebo catch cans are abundant, not just eBay catch cans either as the majority have some internal baffling and collect oil making the purchaser think they did the job and got a great deal for so much less. You saved money which is always a bonus, the problem is you are still allowing the octane to be lowered from the oil that gets past the catch can that is only catching half or less of the oil that should all be caught. This reduces MPG over a clean combustion as well as the loss of a crisp responsive throttle. I just wanted to share that with you as all manufacturers are not just about sales and I can always answer questions and not just copy and paste the same form letter responses about results and pictures with catch cans being emptied that look like coffee with tons of condensation in them. I'm proud of our products and only offer performance upgrades with real-world results as we continually improve and deliver great products. I'm not one to use the placebo effect to sell products. BTW, thank you for sharing your findings as well. Joe
  4. The "Catch Can" Explained

    You can use the second connection on you CAI and that will work perfectly without having to drill any additional holes. PM me any other questions. Joe
  5. The "Catch Can" Explained

    Just a heads up on anyone asking about fittings. All the UPR Plug n Play Catch Can systems come standard with OEM Quality Braided Hose and OEM Plug n Play Fittings Joe
  6. Cold Weather and UPR Catch Can Systems – ( UPR Cold Weather Catch Can Performance ) We mount our catch cans in the hottest location to reduce condensation and any chance of freezing in colder climates as we have tons of customers in NY, Canada, and Alaska that run UPR Catch Can Systems. The most important thing is just to empty right after every drive in the winter and keep any moisture out of the catch can. Pretty simple procedure and we've never had any customers have any engine problems with seals or gaskets. Unlike other catch can manufacturers we developed this catch can to perform the same in cold as it does in extreme heat. That’s the reason the USPTO awarded us a UTILITY patent for the multi-stage and multi-chamber diffuser system by the unique condensing and coalescing it delivers. This was a very necessary improvement over the standard barrel and scraper design other manufacturers use with just a single diffuser inside. We have a Patented Series of Diffusers and Coalescing screens that outperform all other designs while maintaining maximum airflow for optimum vacuum and eliminating any freezing issues. You will be fine, my daughter lives in Saratoga and has a Dual Valve with Clean Side Catch Can on her SUV and it never misses a beat on her SUV. I’m very familiar with the Cold as I'm originally from CT. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPR Pro-Series Check Benefits with Dual or Single Valve - ( Great Upgrade to improve efficiency ) The Dual Valve is just beneficial to deliver more vacuum from Dual Sources and with the Pro-Series™ Check Valves, you'll really benefit as they flow 4 times as much air any other check valve available from any catch can manufacturer. The increased airflow is highly beneficial when you have any type of catch can system as the increased airflow will result in a much stronger vacuum source and scavenging effect in the crankcase delivering better MPG and overall ring seal. This has a DIRECT relationship to the overall performance and longevity on every engine. Just like a vacuum pump the more efficient it operates the better results it delivers every single day. Most important features with our kits are we only use Braided Hoses and OEM Plug n Play fittings to eliminate the days of CHEAP rubber hoses that can crimp or suck closed and UGLY hose clamps that can loosen and never give you a clean secure fit. We can always be contacted for forum discount on the UPR Plug n Play Dual Valve Catch Can Kits. Joe
  7. The "Catch Can" Explained

    The UPR Dual Valve Catch Can is the best option as you will be effectlively intercepting both lines that can and will ingest oil over time. Let me know when your ready as we are running offering a Labor day discount on all UPR Dual Valve Catch Can orders that get PM's through GM-Trucks forum. 9/3/18 to 9/7/18 Joe
  8. The "Catch Can" Explained

    No problem UPR is going to have a Labor Day Special on all UPR Catch Can Systems. You can also PM me directly if you're ready. UPRproducts.com is our website And UPR.comis a safety equipment company. UPRproducts - Delivering Solutions, Not Sales Pitches! ™ Thank you, Joe
  9. The "Catch Can" Explained

    They do not remain clean and the intake and exhaust ports all suffer over time from the slow build-up of film that hardens and changes the shape and efficiency of the ports. This leads to poor airflow and turbulence which leads to the erosion of performance with inefficient combustion. Of course, playing devil's advocate you can say will my engine still runs and is at XXX, XXX mileage. The difference is you can break 1,000,000 miles with an engine equipped with a catch can and maintained properly that still runs strong. This is not a sales pitch, I'm only stating facts about the vehicles I've watched time and time again do incredible with properly functioning catch cans. Lastly, the biggest factor with properly functioning catch cans your engine will run cleaner and stronger with higher MPG and better overall performance. This only happens when you stop the oil that gets sucked through the PCV from being ingested and reducing combustion chamber efficiency and overall performance. It's like trying to start a fire and misting a very fine spray of water on the flames at the same time. This is the simplest way to explain the effects. I did not add the fact that oil can also cause pre-ignition and damage the piston rings and bearings at half throttle or higher loads when towing anything will absolutely take its toll over time. Depending on what you tow and how you drive it can take a few thousand miles to XXX,XXX to see and or feel the damage. Remember during this whole process you will have reduced power and efficiency from oil ingestion at any level as oil is not made to be burned with fuel nor is it meant to lubricate the moving parts in the air intake or combustion side of the engine. The PCV was simply a way for auto manufacturers to burn excess blow-by without any real emission effects or emitting anything the EPA would fail them for. It was only until the new found benefit of drawing the air through the PCV from a higher vacuum source that engine builders started to utilize this function for improved ring seal and cooler engine temperatures by sucking more fresh air through the motor. The only problem is they never accounted for the increased vacuum and oil that was being pulled/scavenged through the PCV system. This is why catch cans have become a cornerstone and have a solid purpose since the early 2000's. Thinner walled catch can result in a small percentage of the water condensation collected on cans that are mounted in cooler locations to mask poor performance. The correct setup is to mount the catch can in a hotter location and deliver a true performance and let it get hot enough to evaporate the majority of the condensation/moisture that gets generated in the colder months. That is why UPR like to mount our Catch cans closer to the exhaust to reduce the frequency of checking and emptying the catch can and reducing the maintenance cycle as much as possible. UPR is always improving the filtration ratio between airflow vs air volume to fine tune the coalescing and condensing process. We do this because the OEM is demanded to increase MPG and Performance every year. So UPR must do the same to be sure we are always ahead of the curve and not just selling the same designs year after year. Hope this helps everyone understand the function of the PCV and REAL need for a catch can. UPRproducts - Delivering Solutions, Not Sales Pitches! ™ Thank you, Joe
  10. The "Catch Can" Explained

    I would absolutely go with the single valve for your application As properly designed catch can is a great investment for the longevity and protection of every engine. It increases plug life and reduces tune-up frequency. Best benefits is the overall MPG will be higher and Crisp Throttle Response will always be there by eliminating oil from entering your cylinder giving your engine the cleanest possible combustion. UPR does offer a Complete Plug n Play™ UPR Catch Can System. Requiring NO hose cutting, NO hose clamps and looks better than an OEM product. You can see it on under the Chevy and Dodge section of the UPRproducts website. Part number 5030-231 for satin and 5030-231-1 for black are the correct part numbers. All UPR Catch Cans come with OEM Insta-Grip Braided Hoses and OEM Plug n Play™ fittings to give you the very best components available. Thank you, Joe
  11. The "Catch Can" Explained

    Just a quick heads up as you can find unbiased tests all over the place like you are looking for if you search. I am sure there are even posts all over these forums. Manufacturers will not add yet another thing that requires servicing or maintenance on their vehicles. They are all trying to get away from manual services to the engine and even stretch oil life further denying how much it wears the internals. The drain line should never be connected back to the oil pan as it will just dump all the impurities directly into the oil pan and eventually destroy the oil quality and take out the bearings and short block over a very short time. I can be PM'd for selecting the best solution for all GM-Trucks members the first time around. Joe UPRproducts.com
  12. The "Catch Can" Explained

    Take a look at the UPR Plug n Play Catch Can System as it's the only system that offers a TRUE Plug n Play™ Solution as our internal Diffuser System is tuned through Air Speed and Volume to ensure the PCV System will maintain the same or more vacuum to improve your MPG and overall Performance. This helps for a smoother idle than other catch cans that use cheap rubber hoses, small check valves, and or plastic fittings. Our Catch Can System will give you the confidence that our UPR Plug n Play™ Braided Hoses will not fail, collapse or ever come loose. The most important aspect is we deliver the best oil control and make sure to keep that PCV doing the very best job to give you the best ring seal and crankcase evacuation. Most people don't realize that the more air that flows through their PCV, results in a fresher cooler air stream being pulled through the engine and cooling the internals and allowing for a cleaner stronger combustion. Last but not least, the benefits come from eliminating or reducing positive crankcase pressure of that fights the piston during each stroke. I wanted to keep this short and simple even though there are many other aspects of PCV basics that must be followed when installing a catch can and or modifying your PCV system. We give you a Full plug n Play™ Catch Can System with every single component being the very best and spared no expense as we always strive to meet or exceed all the vehicle manufacturer standards. You can PM us or ask questions anytime. Hope everyone has a great weekend. Joe UPRproducts.com
  13. The Truth About Catch Cans

    They are all basic in design and just big empty cans with a single chamber and a diffuser tube on the big can that is a direct copy of the RX Monster Catch Can. As stated I'm not a fan of just stuffing loose steel wool in a catch can as you never know if it will get sucked through the can into your engine. That is why we use multiple coalescing screens and former/woven wire diffusers to made to exact dimension on machines to be run in our catch cans. I have attached a picture of our design in our patents to show you the complexity of a properly functioning catch can. The cost involved with our designs is much higher than the others that just have big hollow catch cans full of steel wool. It says it all when you look at our patented internals vs. any other catch can available. Joe
  14. The Truth About Catch Cans

    To my fellow Enthusiasts, For everyone to understand about catch cans and condensation. Certain companies promote catch cans with all the water or moisture they collect and that gives honest manufacturers a BAD RAP. I will share the fact that most of the condensation / moisture a catch can collects is from the catch can and not the engine. Engines heat up so fast they force the moisture to evaporate and thus do not contribute much to the condensation / moisture in the catch can that gives it that Starbucks look. The catch cans actually introduce more moisture and create a steam or cleaning effect on the engine internals. Thin wall and welded catch cans will generate a lot more condensation / moisture as the thicker walled sturdier construction catch cans will not suffer from the same extreme temperature sweeps. Thicker catch cans will hold temperature better while driving as the thinner units will cool quickly allowing them to continually produce condensation / moisture while driving and this will fill the can quicker requiring additional maintenance for no reason and create a lot of wasted time. The design is critical to how much oil will be separated before getting into the intake tract and combustion chamber. I have been watching many re-sellers make claims that create fear or post millions of DI pictures of engine failures and giant bottles of Starbucks looking fluids collected. The proper design of a catch can is to be able to keep the catch can hot enough to evaporate the condensation / moisture and still stop all the oil. Most catch can manufacturers run the coolest location possible to hide the lack of efficiency and this is why so many catch can manufacturers show all these pictures of the Starbuck's looking Mixture. The fuel that gets by the rings or gets collected in the catch can is harmless and can be burned in the combustion chamber without any negative effects. The biggest thing we see with all the late model engines is how much stronger the PCV system function is and how much more oil they introduce and scavenge through the PCV to be ingested into the intake tract and combustion chamber. Please keep in mind that a catch can is an oil separator. Larger catch cans collect 2x to 3x more condensation / moisture being mounted in cooler locations and that feeds the sales pitch and bad rap for catch cans that are mounted and function properly in hotter locations than others. I have worked hard watching many so called experts regurgitating things like send it to Blackstone and wait till you see how much they collect in the winter etc. LOL, these guys are selling something that has nothing to do with the normal PCV function. A PCV system mainly introduces oil and fuel into the intake tract and combustion chambers. Either way, this is just to inform the readers about the reality of a Catch Can / Oil Separator's function and I'm not here to get into a he said she said and would just like to state the facts. 50yrs of racing experience and engine building with the very best in the industry has allowed us to test and see these things and it was the reason we have been able to continually discover many variables about the PCV that many still haven't figured out. We're not just some aftermarket street car guys that sell products and never talk down to anyone or want them to be uneducated about our products or a products true function. We sell our Catch Cans based on the true value and function and deliver the very best hoses, fitting and components across the board. I'm not pushing any product here and just sharing the information about how critical the oil separation is and the rest of the things that get thrown in to try and sell and promote these products is nonsense. Thank you for taking the time to read this and feel free to PM any questions as I'm always happy to help you make the ( best-educated decisions ) Joe / UPRproducts
  15. Yes, UPR continually works to have the most efficient internal diffuser systems with all our catch cans. Making sure we always deliver the very Best Coalescing and Condensing Performance for your PCV system. We've even designed our coalescing filters to be custom exact fit to the Internal dimensions. We have also taken into account the wire thickness and weight of each stainless filter to adjust the airspeed and size of oil droplets that get sucked through the improve the coalescing characteristics. Stuffing random wads of loose stainless steel wire or media is a sure-fire way to show the world how little thought went into a proper coalescing and tuning airspeed for maximum PCV function and crankcase evacuation. Most people have no idea just how important these variables are when it comes to a finished product that will give you the very best performance in hot and cold weather. Our Catch Can Systems are designed to maintain the maximum airspeed so you can get the Best HP and MPG because they maintain the most vacuum through the PCV system. Other brands actually restrict airflow to help control oil which and they do not take into account that the loss of vacuum and airspeed will reduce overall ring seal and performance and by not allowing the crankcase to be properly evacuated. Our small cans were developed to compete with the bigger 4" catch cans that outperform all the other small catch can systems. This is not a flame or a knock against any other brand. We just have an extensive amount of time into testing and improving the characteristics of the PCV system to be able to deliver maximum oil control without reducing airspeed and or vacuum to the PCV system. There is so much more to a catch can and its true function than to just add a can and hoses and slow down airspeed and mount it in the coolest location to be able to offer the best performance. I would appreciate keeping this a positive post to benefit forum members and enthusiasts and not turn this into a brand bashing post. Thank you, Joe

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