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UPR catch can and orange fitting solution.

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UPR catch can done....and a solution for the orange tamper proof fitting everyone fights. Take a thin flathead and break that orange plastic bastard out of the fitting...just destroy it...you don’t need it. Then take the short hose with the blue connectors, clip the side like in the pic here and slip the blue part out...it then slides right in where the orange one was. Done in 5 minutes. The fittings are identical...only the orange and blue locks are different.
Wasn’t my idea...I just did it and took some pics. 3A8D22E2-390F-4978-ADAB-7BEADE2C5DF2.jpeg FC96298F-52B3-478B-8E90-01CB8D61E25B.jpeg 92C63378-786A-4196-A4B4-949AE27EE987.jpeg 35697399-A00A-48D5-9F67-0B1B3D16F3BB.jpeg 8B6CB620-F390-42D0-858F-32326299324D.jpeg
 
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We’re you able to get the complete fitting off of the valve cover and then break the orange piece out or did you break it out of the connector while it was still on the valve cover?
 
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We’re you able to get the complete fitting off of the valve cover and then break the orange piece out or did you break it out of the connector while it was still on the valve cover?
Broke it out while it was still attached. Pick about 1/2 of it out and it’ll come off.
 

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So there's almost no way the orange connector comes off? The UPR install video made it look like it was no big deal, but perhaps his truck still had the blue connector that's it appears like trucks are coming with. Apologies if I'm forgetting the details in the UPR video/instructions.
 
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So there's almost no way the orange connector comes off? The UPR install video made it look like it was no big deal, but perhaps his truck still had the blue connector that's it appears like trucks are coming with. Apologies if I'm forgetting the details in the UPR video/instructions.
That's correct! The initial UPR video shows the blue fittings throughout. Even the folks on newer how-to videos and PDF instructions have not shown the whole process, and some have shown that they have broken the orange one's detents. IMHO the orange clips don't warrant your time and energy when you're already replacing the short line from valve cover check valve to the intake. There are two perfectly useful blue fittings on that line.
 
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That's correct! The initial UPR video shows the blue fittings throughout. Even the folks on newer how-to videos and PDF instructions have not shown the whole process, and some have shown that they have broken the orange one's detents. IMHO the orange clips don't warrant your time and energy when you're already replacing the short line from valve cover check valve to the intake. There are two perfectly useful blue fittings on that line.
Unless you want to take the system off and put it back to stock; as in bringing it to a non-mod friendly service dept.
 
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Gave up on the orange fitting for now. My ST is my daily driver, and I was running low on time to get kids (single dad) for anything go sideways. I'm ordering some different picks to hopefully help, but also a spare fitting from UPR in case I decide not to cannibalize the intake/passenger valve cover hose.

You really can't feel or hear anything with the picks to gauge whether or not your on the locking pieces...
 


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