The MINI Cooper S is prone to excessive oil vapor within the intake system from the positive pressure induction system from the factory. When installed The M7 catch can separates the oil vapors from the crankcase air before it is returned back into the intake charge keeping you intercooler and sensors working at peak performance. If you've ever taken off your intercooler, you most likely noticed a build up of oil within each rubber boot sealing each end of the intercooler. Spray some cleaner into it and you'll quickly discover massive amounts of oil that build up inside the intercooler! This oil coating is not in itself harmful to the general operation of the engine, but it does affect the performance by limiting the efficiency of the intercooler in cooling the compressed intake charge, not to mention gumming up various sensors and components including the critical intake valves.
Now with "Exact-Fit" pre-assembled hoses there is no need to cut the factory breather tube so when it is time to sell your car it can be returned to exact stock configuration.
- "Exact-Fit" Design
- Pre-assembled hose assemblies
- Stainless steel bracket and mounting hardware
- Eliminate intake tract oil contamination and intave valve damage.
- Prevent pre-mature sensor failure
- Keep engine performance at peak levels
The M7 Oil Catch Can is not only functional is a work of automotive performance ART! It is CNC machined from billet aluminum and adds a sharp look to your engine compartment.
- NEW--Carbon Fiber with billet bright aluminum top and bottom.
Why install a M7 oil catch can you ask? With the M7 Oil Catch Can, your Mini Cooper's engine will be protected from excessive oil and hydrocarbon buildup which leads to performance-hindering oil film and sludge along your intake tract, on your engine control sensors and on your engine's intake valves. The end result is loss of power and a very expensive repair bill. This oil film & sludge can appear in other critical places throughout the engine-- such as the intercooler-- where clean surfaces are critical for maximized heat transfer and on your MAF sensor (Mass Air Flow) where the film will cause the sensor to send a false signal to your ECU killing performance. By capturing excess oil vapor and particles, the M7 Oil Catch Can ensures that oil film and sludge will not become a factor in your vehicle's performance. If you don't think your engine is pumping oil back through your intake system, remove the breather tube and look at all the oil!. The breather tube connects directly to you intake hose and directs this oily mess back through your engine to be burned.
The hoses are high quality "Made in the USA" automotive grade designed to withstand the rigors of the under-hood environment and to not degrade when exposed to oil. Beware of other "low cost" catch can systems that use silicone hoses because oil and silicone are not compatible. Silicone hoses will will eventually deteriorate and make an absolute mess of your engine compartment. The can is finished off with an oil drain plug and an easy to view sight tube. The sight tube lets you know the amount of oil in the can and when it is time to drain it..
This is an easy to install great D-I-Y project. All hoses, brackets, clamps and necessary fittings are included, including easy-to-follow step-by-step installation instructions.
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