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      03-31-2010, 05:25 AM   #23
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Nicely documented and surely the very first modification any knowledgeable N54 owner will perform.
+100. This should be the first mod you do when you take delivery on your N54 period.
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Thanks for another excellent review.

I'll get my car back today with the ar design oil catch can installed - I think it will be largely similar (quality and all) to yours.

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great review, as usual from you! All your DIY give a lot of information and understanding and is very interesting to read also when not having the mod. Thanks for sharing your knowledge

My car is at my shop to have a.o. the FMIC replaced by the one of ETS. I am really curious how it looks like regarding the oil. If it is bad, this catch can is the first thing to buy.
I am only worried that my dealer will not appreciate this mod and void my warranty.... they will for sure spot it when going in for maintenance.
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top notch review !!

Good show, and the does look SOOO OEM
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Great review, I installed mine last weekend but my BSH catch can did not come with a locking tab???
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I was hesitant to replace my Riss too because I didn't want to spend more time on a mod already on my car, but I got tired of seeing the glaze on it. I now know it is a cheap piece and you can get this job done in under an hour, so it is worth the peace of mind. I am glad I just don't have to worry about it anymore.

I went with the BSH for a few reasons. I like metal filtrate catch cans very much because they are simple and are basically immune to oil clogging. The BSH can has CNC billet aluminum connectors which are very nice. The billet aluminum dipstick is awesome for checking the oil level! Finally, the location is ideal for me because I don't want to move my boost cannister and I have the STETT CAI on the driver's side.

I am sure AR's product is great because they don't make bad products to be honest.

Good guesses cn555ic! You know me well.
thanks, I'll probably move on to something else in time. it's only been on there for like a month.. I procrastinated for long time..
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Excellent write up! This definitely helped with my decision to get one!
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You need to get that baby back! You have been without it a while haven't you?
I just had it at the garage twice this month, that's probably why you have the impression I've been without it a while. Always seems too long for me as well!

I also had a problem obtaining the GIAC stage 2 flash, but that's another story (with a happy ending hopefully). That's why I'm running a JB3 right now, as my car has been flashed back to stock last week. Before that I had the front M3 sway bar installed, along with the STETT CAI (VERY tight fit, that one; the inside of it was also rusted and flaking off, which was quite disappointing quality-wise). The appointment yesterday/today was to do an oil change, engine cleaning, install of the OCC and of the BMW Performance black front grille (looks great), mainly in preparation for the week-end at the Nürburgring on Easter.

But I don't want to thread-jack here!

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great review, as usual from you! All your DIY give a lot of information and understanding and is very interesting to read also when not having the mod. Thanks for sharing your knowledge

My car is at my shop to have a.o. the FMIC replaced by the one of ETS. I am really curious how it looks like regarding the oil. If it is bad, this catch can is the first thing to buy.
I am only worried that my dealer will not appreciate this mod and void my warranty.... they will for sure spot it when going in for maintenance.
Marcel, first thank you for the kind words. For the cost I would say just get the BSH OCC. It is not worth getting that oil in your intercooler and I assure you it will. There is no way BMW can bother you for an OCC.

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top notch review !!

Good show, and the does look SOOO OEM
shifterboy45, thanks! It really is much more OEM than the Riss looked.

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Great review, I installed mine last weekend but my BSH catch can did not come with a locking tab???
Donmiel80, I would email BSH as it appears they already have an exchange program.

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Excellent write up! This definitely helped with my decision to get one!
BoostedE90, I am glad this was a help.
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I just had it at the garage twice this month, that's probably why you have the impression I've been without it a while. Always seems too long for me as well!

I also had a problem obtaining the GIAC stage 2 flash, but that's another story (with a happy ending hopefully). That's why I'm running a JB3 right now, as my car has been flashed back to stock last week. Before that I had the front M3 sway bar installed, along with the STETT CAI (VERY tight fit, that one; the inside of it was also rusted and flaking off, which was quite disappointing quality-wise). The appointment yesterday/today was to do an oil change, engine cleaning, install of the OCC and of the BMW Performance black front grille (looks great), mainly in preparation for the week-end at the Nürburgring on Easter.

But I don't want to thread-jack here!

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Former I hate you, I seem to be following you whenever you mod lol.
With all the mods on your car, it is worth the protection to get an OCC. It is a necessity on the N54.
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I installed mine last weekend but my BSH catch can did not come with a locking tab???
Same here, my kit came this week. Installing as I type this. No locking tab on mine. Interesting that former_boosted got one!


1) does that connection see high boost and vacuum?
2) Should I temporarily put a clamp around it to help hold it on?
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Does this kit come with the hose to drain the oil?

How exactly does that drain plug work?

Where did you guys order yours from?

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Does this kit come with the hose to drain the oil?

How exactly does that drain plug work?

Where did you guys order yours from?

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I ordered mine from **********s.com. I think you need to unscrew the mounting bolt, and lift up the can to get to the drain easily. Will be interesting the first time.

Other than now getting the locking clamp in the kit, its been a pleasant experience. I already sent an email to BSH customer service to see if they will send me the part.
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The Kit includes:
BSH N54 Specific 3" Recirculating Catch Can
BSH Billet Dipstick
BSH Laser Cut Mounting Bracket
BSH outlet PCV adapter
BSH inlet PCV adapter
10 Push Lock Line
All hardware needed for installation

Notes:
Installed in under one hour
Compatible with BSH Boost Tap
A Complete PCV Fix
Fully compatible with stock engine cover
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Great write-up Former_Boosted_IS! I always like reading your installs/reviews as they're very in-depth and nicely written.

You mentioned having to move the boost cannister with the AR Deisgn OCC Is this necessary even with the stock airbox? I don't plan on getting a CAI or similiar.

Also, doesn't the BSH OCC mount over the turbo area, thus getting very hot?

While on the subject of catch cans, how does one drain the AR OCC compared to the BSH?
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From BSH today concerning the kits that have PCV outlet adapter without the locking piece. If you didn't get it, shoot them an email to get on their list (for now I just wrapped the connection tigtly with some electrical tape):

Scott,

We are currently finishing the update on the N54 kits. Once we have them complete, we will be happy to swap the one you have now for the updated part.

We will just need you to return the original one so we can remove it from circulation.

I will have our Sales Team enter in a Warranty Consideration order for you, so that when the update is complete, we can make sure you get one.

Thank you for your business.

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What is the diameter of the blow-by holes of the catch can? It appears larger than that of the RR can and for good measure.
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Same here, my kit came this week. Installing as I type this. No locking tab on mine. Interesting that former_boosted got one!


1) does that connection see high boost and vacuum?
2) Should I temporarily put a clamp around it to help hold it on?
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Does this kit come with the hose to drain the oil?

How exactly does that drain plug work?

Where did you guys order yours from?

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The bolt for the bracket comes off in 30 seconds, so it is easy to drain. The nice thing is with a dipstick, you will know when that time comes rather than guessing.

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Great write-up Former_Boosted_IS! I always like reading your installs/reviews as they're very in-depth and nicely written.

You mentioned having to move the boost cannister with the AR Deisgn OCC Is this necessary even with the stock airbox? I don't plan on getting a CAI or similiar.

Also, doesn't the BSH OCC mount over the turbo area, thus getting very hot?

While on the subject of catch cans, how does one drain the AR OCC compared to the BSH?
Bayerische, thanks for the kind words. With the stock airbox, you do not haev to move the boost cannister, but since I have a CAI it I would have needed to opt for the other mounting location. With respect to heat, I have yet to see a single example of an OCC catching more oil in one location versus another. I have completely dry pipes even when I had the Riss OCC, so that location apparently works very well.
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What is the diameter of the blow-by holes of the catch can? It appears larger than that of the RR can and for good measure.
The hose size on the BSH is -10 and it is significantly larger than the Riss hose was. I think the Riss was -6 ?
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question... i got my n54 with 31k miles on it.... should i even bother putting in an OCC at this point?
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