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      08-22-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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HPA | Burger Motorsport Oil Catch Can 1M N54

Keep Oil Out of your BMW 1M Air Intake System


It's no secret that the BMW N54 motor suffers from serious oil control problems causing oil to blow through and coat the intercooler and charge piping, gunking up intake valves and the VANOS system, lowering the effective octane, and generally degrading engine performance. The higher your boost levels the more apparent these problems become.

The solution to this problem has finally arrived. The BMS oil catch can. While there are other catch cans on the market they all fall short in various areas. Some are mounted on the hot/turbo side of the motor preventing proper vapor condensation. Others utilize hoses that are too small and runs that are too long to allow proper PCV ventilation causing internal motor / ring sealing issues. Some have insufficient or no internal baffle system while others have internal baffles systems that are too restrictive for the N54 motor. Most are simply repackaged oil catch cans from smaller / lower power motors shoe horned in to place in the N54 engine bay.

To solve these problems BMS designed their oil catch can kit from the ground up specifically for the N54 application. It features 100% CNC machining with zero welding for a precision fit and long life. The hoses exceed the OEM PCV piping in diameter and that flow rate is maintained throughout the entire oil catch can ensuring no excessive crankcase pressure buildup. The mounting location is out of the way under the cowl allowing for shorter lines, more efficient operation, and a very stealthy look. Install takes around 20 minutes, includes all required hardware, and is 100% reversible. Simply unscrew the base of the can to empty it's contents every 3-6 months.



BMS Oil Catch Can Features

Increases Air Intake Efficiency
Promotes Engine Longevity
Non-Clogging Air/Oil Separation Double Baffle
Free Flow Solid Design
Large Intake / Exhaust No Tapering Down
Stealth Mounting on Cool Side of the Motor
Anodized Black Lightweight Aluminum
Mounts Out of Sight Under the Cowl
Made in USA

Applications

2008+ E82 Coupe 135i / 1M
2006+ E90 Sedan 335i / 335xi
2006+ E91 Touring 335i / 335xi
2006+ E92 Coupe 335i / 335xi / 335is
2007+ E93 Convertible 335i / 335xi
2008-2010 E60 Sedan 535i / 535 xi

Replacement BMS Oil Catch Can Bracket Screws Available at most hardware stores:
#10-32 x 1/2" Stainless Steel
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      08-24-2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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By chance, installing one tomorrow
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      08-26-2012, 12:26 AM   #3
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Completed installation this evening. Took about 1.5 hrs. Would take about 30 minutes or less the second time Everything is very straight forward and it's a fun tinker around job. Only thing which gave me grief was the rear divereter valve which needs to be temp disconnected. Have to turn a grey fitting which I finally pushed with a flat head screw driver to loosen up. Other than that easy job. Will check in 3 months to see what's produced! The pcv flapper assy had some oil in it so looks like this catch can will be needed on my car. Dropping oem intercooler tomorrow and very curious if it's oily too.

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Completed installation this evening. Took about 1.5 hrs. Would take about 30 minutes or less the second time Everything is very straight forward and it's a fun tinker around job. Only thing which gave me grief was the rear divereter valve which needs to be temp disconnected. Have to turn a grey fitting which I finally pushed with a flat head screw driver to loosen up. Other than that easy job. Will check in 3 months to see what's produced! The pcv flapper assy had some oil in it so looks like this catch can will be needed on my car. Dropping oem intercooler tomorrow and very curious if it's oily too.
How did the intercooler look?
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How did the intercooler look?

Of course I didn't get to it. The lift I was using broke while my car was up in there air. I spent almost 2 hours fixing the dam thing so I could get the car down. Will be another week or two now before I can get back to the car. Will update as soon as I do though!
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Of course I didn't get to it. The lift I was using broke while my car was up in there air. I spent almost 2 hours fixing the dam thing so I could get the car down. Will be another week or two now before I can get back to the car. Will update as soon as I do though!
Geez! I can imagine the frustration ...
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How did the intercooler look?
FWIW, I recently replaced my stock FMIC with the Forge unit. Running my finger through the IC couplings as reaching down as far as I can, I did get some small residue, but nothing serious nor heavy accumulation. 9K on the clock.
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looks good. how much posted to the uk please?
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How did the intercooler look?
Got a chance to install a Helix intercooler yesterday. There was some oil in the stock FMIC. Not a huge amount but def present.

I've got about 3500 miles until my next oil change. Will unscrew the OCC then to see what has accumulated and report back.
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Good looking product...please pm price with shipping to APO AE 09063
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Finally opened my BMS OCC up after 5k of driving. This was installed at 15k mi running standard US BMW Castrol 5w30. Small amount collected compared to some other n54 pics I've seen.

Also switched to Motul 8100 X-cess 5w40 at this oil change. Will be interesting to see how much is captured with the new oil.

Regardless, Im happy to see what was captured here instead of deposited on top of the valves!

(Ignore the water in the bottle, just grabbed water bottle from trash)



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That's very little... Nice. Changed mine the other day and had about a table spoon of oil after 3000km. Seems each car is different, although I use 0W40.
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First photo: N54 without oil catch can for 15K miles and before walnut shell intake valve blasting.

Second photo: After walnut shell intake valve blasting.

This should be a clear decision on getting an oil catch can NOW!!!
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