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Old 03-03-2013, 07:40 PM   #26
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I actually switched the hoses out for transmission hoses for my installation. They're a bit more rigid.
Ok I keep that in mind.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:36 AM   #27
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same here

Did you figure out the cause of the hissing sound? My LS is experiencing the same thing right now. No visible leaks, catch can collecting oil as it should be doing, just don't know why the noise?

To all the Pro's out there, can my recent addition of Ice-olator, ported TB, and plenum spacer be contributing factor in the hissing noise. Meaning with all the extra air the car is now pulling in cause this?
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:38 AM   #28
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Did you figure out the cause of the hissing sound? My LS is experiencing the same thing right now. No visible leaks, catch can collecting oil as it should be doing, just don't know why the noise?

To all the Pro's out there, can my recent addition of Ice-olator, ported TB, and plenum spacer be contributing factor in the hissing noise. Meaning with all the extra air the car is now pulling in cause this?
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:29 AM   #29
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I think I figured it out!

Well, since my Elite CC was also making this noise on my LLT, I decided to take the fittings off and put new telflon tape on it just to be sure no leak. As I removed the top fitting, I looked inside and noticed in the filter chamber they use some sort of "Scotchbrite" looking material on top of the filter element, that's when I realized that was the cause of the "hissing" noise!
If you take a piece of paper and blow on the edge you hear that sound, now multiply that a couple of times and you get the "hissing" noise. I trully believe the rush of air into that chamber creates that effect. Also, the sound might be more pronounced if you have Ice-olator, plenum spacer, or Ported TB installed.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:28 AM   #30
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This is probably not an issue.....a hiss in most cans is as described above is normal, but yes, stiff wall hoses are reccomended so there is chance of collapsing under vacuum. There should be no pressure in any can. Also, if you have a vacuum leak this will usually trip a CEL for a lean conditon, so if that is not happening I would not be very concerned.

One last thing to keep in mind is the serpentine belt hisses (the more miles, the louder) and the brake/vacuum booster pump is right where most cans are mounted so that makes a hiss as well.

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Old 05-11-2013, 07:57 PM   #31
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I hear this sound as well just after installing ported throttle body and catch an.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:02 PM   #32
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I hear this sound as well just after installing ported throttle body and catch an.
Nothing to worry about as long as you did the install correctly.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:39 AM   #33
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Always use a stiff wall hose like trans cooler hose or hydraulic rated. Fuel line becomes to sift and collapses under vacuum. And all cans will have noise from the flow through them.

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Old 05-13-2013, 11:41 AM   #34
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Elite catch can mod

This is how I installed my Elite can. I first added a drain port in the bottom to make it easier to check for any drip, and the used ss fitting and tubing to route beneath engine cover.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:17 PM   #35
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I was just about to order one of these when I found this thread.. It appears this is nothing to be worried about, but is the sound so loud you year it inside? If windows down is there a pronounced "hissing" sound as described??
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:45 AM   #36
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All I can say is remember to check the PCV connection on top of the intake. I moved my car during installation (when I dropped the lock washer) and the car sounded like crap with it not locked in place
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Is the tubing included with the catch can??
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:53 AM   #38
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Is the tubing included with the catch can??
Yes, everything needed to install it will be included.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:55 AM   #39
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Is the tubing included with the catch can??
Yes they are. Feel free to call, PM or email me anytime with questions.

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Are all Elite cans supposed to have this little drain whole on the bottom? My Black Elite can does not have it and i recently just got it a couple months ago.

Here is a picture showing what I'm talking about.

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Old 05-15-2013, 01:24 PM   #41
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Are all Elite cans supposed to have this little drain whole on the bottom? My Black Elite can does not have it and i recently just got it a couple months ago.

Here is a picture showing what I'm talking about.

No, the OP said he made the hole to make it easier to drain..
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Are all Elite cans supposed to have this little drain whole on the bottom? My Black Elite can does not have it and i recently just got it a couple months ago.

Here is a picture showing what I'm talking about.
No, that was added on by the person that bought it. Not really sure why though. I prefer to unscrew the can and dump it.

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No, that was added on by the person that bought it. Not really sure why though. I prefer to unscrew the can and dump it.

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Thanks for pointing that out. It would help if I had completely read his post
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I got my Elite can from JDP, and think it is an excellent product. But I added the drain port and a small valve to check for drip and drain between oil changes. It seems that during temperature changes with seasons, condensation accumulates along with oil and I like to keep this drained. I only unscrew can at oil change to clean.

As a side note, I can hear absolutely No hissing sound with my can installation.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:26 PM   #45
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Are any other LFX users having this noise issue? I will be getting mine soon, and if that noise is still an issue then in that case I was wondering what if I get two spare OEM PCV Hose and then cut them off at the very end near the connection port (alternate ofcourse) and slide them directly onto the Catch Can, and completely avoiding the usage of included hoses???
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:46 PM   #46
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Are any other LFX users having this noise issue? I will be getting mine soon, and if that noise is still an issue then in that case I was wondering what if I get two spare OEM PCV Hose and then cut them off at the very end near the connection port (alternate ofcourse) and slide them directly onto the Catch Can, and completely avoiding the usage of included hoses???
If I had it to do over again I would cut as little of the OEM hard plastic line as possible. I would Do something simlar to what you are speaking of .. using the rubber hose to go over the barbs only. The elite catch can came with fuel grade rubber hose I switched mine out to transmission rubber hose no difference but it should hold up better in long run.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:52 AM   #47
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Fuel grade hose should really be just fine for what we are using it for in this application. I am another customer that hears no noise at all. I cut just about all the hard plastic tube. I think the can is great! Install instructions could have made it more clear that you need to hack thru the hard plastic hose wherever. Saying to cut this hose at X length from reach fitting would have been more clear
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:46 PM   #48
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No hissing from mine 2000 miles later, and I actually went out and started it up with the engine cover off specifically to listen. Nothing at all - and there's a little bit of gunk in the bottom of the can that makes me happy I installed it!
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:21 PM   #49
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No hissing from mine 2000 miles later, and I actually went out and started it up with the engine cover off specifically to listen. Nothing at all - and there's a little bit of gunk in the bottom of the can that makes me happy I installed it!
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Fuel grade hose should really be just fine for what we are using it for in this application. I am another customer that hears no noise at all. I cut just about all the hard plastic tube. I think the can is great! Install instructions could have made it more clear that you need to hack thru the hard plastic hose wherever. Saying to cut this hose at X length from reach fitting would have been more clear
How long y'all wait before installing the elite catch can, miles on camaro?
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How long y'all wait before installing the elite catch can, miles on camaro?
I have mine coming in on this Thursday, and I got my Camaro just a little over a week ago and has 274miles on it right now. So mine is going practically while my car is still Brand New.
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