ECS Tuning N54 Baffled Oil Catch Can System
The ECS Tuning N54 Oil Catch Can system is an in-house engineered product, designed to improve the longevity and performance of your engine. When it comes to installing performance parts on your car you should know exactly what the upgrade will do for you and how gaining performance is accomplished. If you continue reading you'll learn why installing a catch can may be beneficial for your vehicle and what makes the ECS Catch Can superior to the competition.
Our Engineers were able to get more effective results compared to the competition by routing all blow by gasses through the high-load PCV circuit to ensure the catch can is functioning under all engine operating conditions. The catch can utilizes a strategically designed 4 chamber baffle plate system engineered to create multiple changes in the direction of airflow to cause oil droplets to fall out of suspension, maximizing the efficiency of the PCV air/oil separation. A dipstick is integrated into the cap so you can monitor the oil level, and the can is easily serviced. At each oil change simply unscrew the canister and empty the trapped oil with your regular used oil. The ECS Oil Catch Can is CNC machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum and with a stealthy black anodized finish for lasting durability and appearance, and includes everything needed for an OEM-like fully reversible installation. Having a kit designed specifically for your E8X 135i or E9X 335i makes for a clean looking setup that any skill level mechanic can install.
Modern day emissions regulations require the use of a closed crankcase ventilation (PCV) system to recirculate combustion blow-by gases from the crankcase back into the intake to be burned. Unfortunately, these blow by gases contain water vapor (which is a byproduct of combustion) and pick up oil mist from and the windage cloud and cam lubrication system as they travel through the crankcase. Due to less than 100% effective air/oil separation in the stock PCV system, some oil mist and water vapor gets carried back to the intake tract and over time cause oil deposits and carbon buildup in the intake manifold, intake ports, and on the back of intake valves. All will eventually lead to poor performance and reduced fuel economy, and the presence oil mist can in the intake charge even increase the risk of engine damaging detonation.
With direct injected engines this problem becomes more prevalent, and the N54 in your 135i or 335i is no exception. We're seeing a lot of N54 powered cars with drivability and performance issues due to significant carbon buildup in the intake ports and backs of intake valves. The “factory fix” is a walnut blasting service that commonly needs performed every 30,000 to 70,000 miles. Don't be part of this statistic! Our shop recommends an oil catch can be installed in-line in the PCV system to help reduce the buildup of performance robbing deposits and greatly reduce the need for costly walnut blasting service and related repairs in the future.
Completely reversible installation, as no OEM components are permanently modified. This is ideal for those who choose to remove their catch can during the cold winter months
Each system includes the following:
- Baffled Oil Catch Can with integrated dipstick and service tool
- CNC bent, black anodized, aluminum catch can bracket
- Black zinc OEM fasteners to secure the bracket to the right side engine mount
- -10 AN ORB X 3/4 Hose Barb Fitting Assembly
Silicone hose cut to the perfect length -- This alone make's installation as easy as changing your own oil!
Oil and fuel resistant to chemical degradation
- Oil and fuel resistant, high temperature viton O-Rings pre-installed on all adapters
- PCV plug & Fir tree pipe clip
Engineered in-house, you can expect the best performance and longevity with our superior Oil Catch Can System from ECS Tuning!
This Part Fits the Following Vehicles
|BMW||E82||1 M Coupe||N54 3.0L|