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      12-26-2011, 05:01 PM   #1
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Oil Catch Can a must?

Hi, I'm Somewhat a noobie when it comes to my new car and I was wondering If a oil catch can a need?
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Depends who you ask.
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Unless your running very high boost.
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Unless your running very high boost.
Is that yes if running high boost or no if running high boost? I've heard they're more problems than they're worth. Fill me in. I'm trying not to screw my car up while squeezing every hp I can out of it.
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A CC can't hurt. It also keeps your intake track oil free, which on these N54 engines is a good thing. They will accumulate oil over time, high boost or not.

The Burger Motorsport or the AR catch cans are the best ones on the market.
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High boost is a must for a can. I have emptied about 3/4 filled worth of oil into the red Solo party cups. That's oil would have been all over the charge pipe and my HPF intercooler. Running stock boost levels or even for those that are tuned and never going WOT that much, it's not needed. Catch cans are for the high boost junkies
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Is that yes if running high boost or no if running high boost? I've heard they're more problems than they're worth. Fill me in. I'm trying not to screw my car up while squeezing every hp I can out of it.
High boost!!Adding a c.c will not hurt nothing in the slightest.I ran 32 psi on my evo every day with just a crank case filter(NO CATCH CAN)and it was perfect.
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A CC can't hurt. It also keeps your intake track oil free, which on these N54 engines is a good thing. They will accumulate oil over time, high boost or not..
This cannot be any further from the truth...
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A CC can't hurt. It also keeps your intake track oil free, which on these N54 engines is a good thing. They will accumulate oil over time, high boost or not..
This cannot be any further from the truth...
Please elaborate. I'm running Cobb stage 2 plus/aggressive @ 17psi. When we put the AP inter cooler on there wasn't much oil in the stock FMIC. but I just recently took off my BOV because of issues with it and it had some oil in it along with oil on my DCI from the BOV.
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This cannot be any further from the truth...
So my car that was not tuned at all when I bought it mysteriously had oil in the TB, charge pipe and intercooler when I went to upgraded to aftermarket CP, DV Valves and Intercooler and tune? Ok yeah, whatever....

There was oil everywhere in the intake tract prior to being modded. Throttle body was the worst.
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People that have cc and don't trap oil, just ask yourself do you really push your cars all that much!!! I don't think so
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It's one of the e90post controversies... some people love their catch cans. Others have tried them and only had headaches. My recommendation would be to get one and if you don't like it, sell it again for a minimal loss.
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Ok so I think I'm Going to get the BMS catch can.
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Ok so I think I'm Going to get the BMS catch can.
Save your money for a better mod that's makes power.
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If you plan on keeping the car and care about the performance with bolt on mods I think an OCC is a must have. Just be sure to get one like the BMS OCC that has large internal fittings for high flow, short lines, and mounts on the colder side of the motor.


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I guess this has made my list of mods. Just not on top right now.
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I don't have one, I'm fbo and run a jb4 map 2 tune. I don't use oil and haven't noticed any in my ic when I was looking for boost leaks. I personally don't think it's necessary but go for it if it makes you feel better. I also dont daily drive my car or beat on it so that may have something to do with it.
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What does FBO stand for?
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What does FBO stand for?
full bolt ons.
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What does FBO stand for?
Full Bolt Ons: Aftermarket Intercooler, Catless or high flow Catted Downpipes, some sort of higher flowing intake. Generally does not include exhaust, charge pipe, blow off or diverter valves, or any small modifications.

We use it to denote cars that have the big performance enhancing modifications done to them.
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What does FBO stand for?
Full Bolt Ons: Aftermarket Intercooler, Catless or high flow Catted Downpipes, some sort of higher flowing intake. Generally does not include exhaust, charge pipe, blow off or diverter valves, or any small modifications.

We use it to denote cars that have the big performance enhancing modifications done to them.
FBO and Cobb stage 2 plus/aggressive is kick ass!😱

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