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      04-13-2010, 01:51 PM   #1
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Working with vendor to get new N54 OCC kit. Can you help me piece the N54 Kit?

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I am emailing back and forth with a vendor to see if they can start making install kits for our platform. Their products seem to be top notch, all we need is for a bracket and fittings/hoses for our beloved N54 engine bays.

I am ordering a custom catch can from them and need to piece the fittings/hoses/brackets so I can do a clean install in my baby. Once I have a clean working install I will share my findings with them (as well as on here) and we'll hopefully have a new, fairly priced Catch Can alternative for our cars. They already have a potential E9X candidate in their area.

Can you guys please list all the hoses, barbs, adapters and such that came with your N54 OCC kits along with sizes? I need something along these lines:
  • High temp oil resistant hose (2 feet by X/X diameter - Qty.: 2)
  • Adapter from hose to X
  • Adapter from hose to Y
  • Brass nipple to connect plug Z
  • ...etc
Thanks in advance!

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why not just get a BSH or AR catch can...both great choices.
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why not just get a BSH or AR catch can...
Because I am trying not to spend $240 on a catch can.

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both great choices.
No doubt, they are beautiful and well made, but I bet I can piece together a beautiful and well made catch can with dip stick at right around $150.

We need more choices and better prices.

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Because I am trying not to spend $240 on a catch can.

No doubt, they are beautiful and well made, but I bet I can piece together a beautiful and well made catch can with dip stick at right around $150.

We need more choices and better prices.

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Because I am trying not to spend $240 on a catch can.

No doubt, they are beautiful and well made, but I bet I can piece together a beautiful and well made catch can with dip stick at right around $150.

We need more choices and better prices.

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can't argue with that!

but i got my AR catch can for $185...so no complaints here
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but i got my AR catch can for $185...so no complaints here
I wouldn't complain either.



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Soo that means BMW tax free?
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Because I am trying not to spend $240 on a catch can.

No doubt, they are beautiful and well made, but I bet I can piece together a beautiful and well made catch can with dip stick at right around $150.

We need more choices and better prices.

-Walter
My main concern about what I put in my car is quality, not price. If the quality is bad, you will always pay more in the end anyway, be it because of malfunction that has to be repaired, collateral damage to other parts or because you have to replace it by a better (and more expensive) product in the end (see: RissRacing OCC).

I don't think around 200$ to be overpriced for a well-crafted oil catch can. It's also mildly surprising to me that people with 50K+ cars think twice about such amounts, but maybe that's just me (or it has to do with leasing the car).

Just my 2c.

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I like the route you're going, a little cheaper catch can. I just hope the quality is still up there.

OH, congrats on going top of the table!!
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My main concern about what I put in my car is quality, not price. If the quality is bad, you will always pay more in the end anyway, be it because of malfunction that has to be repaired, collateral damage to other parts or because you have to replace it by a better (and more expensive) product in the end (see: RissRacing OCC).

I don't think around 200$ to be overpriced for a well-crafted oil catch can. It's also mildly surprising to me that people with 50K+ cars think twice about such amounts, but maybe that's just me (or it has to do with leasing the car).

Just my 2c.

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My main concern about what I put in my car is quality, not price. If the quality is bad, you will always pay more in the end anyway, be it because of malfunction that has to be repaired, collateral damage to other parts or because you have to replace it by a better (and more expensive) product in the end (see: RissRacing OCC).
I agree 100%. Only the best for my baby.

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I don't think around 200$ to be overpriced for a well-crafted oil catch can. It's also mildly surprising to me that people with 50K+ cars think twice about such amounts, but maybe that's just me (or it has to do with leasing the car).
I disagree. I try to be careful on how I spend my money. I am willing to shell out when the product matches the price, and I feel $240 for a catch can is too much. Some of us were able to afford a 50k+ car because of their approach to money spending.

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I like the route you're going, a little cheaper catch can. I just hope the quality is still up there.
Thanks man.

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OH, congrats on going top of the table!!
What do you mean? Sorry I am not familiar with this expression.

...does anyone have the info I am requesting?

TIA!

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first findings for the catch can itself
http://www.perrinperformance.com/pro...ank?category=4

also doing a little searching on google you can find an oil catch can for $25 using a air water seperator, i had one on my SC Civic, worked perfect and easy to hide, then all you need is the hose and adapters.

Now if you want it noticable and fancy then its going to cost you, thats why other companys are able to charge so much more cause there are so many guys that want their mods to be noticed.
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$70 isn't overpriced for a well-crafted oil catch can. $200 isn't overpriced for three of them
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also doing a little searching on google you can find an oil catch can for $25 using a air water seperator, i had one on my SC Civic, worked perfect and easy to hide, then all you need is the hose and adapters.
No doubt, a compressor water filter from HarborFreight could be used and it would do its job, but I wouldn't do that on my Bimmer. Perhaps on the DSM or the Civic, but not the Bimmer. I believe there should be a healthy compromise. $150-ish for a clean, aluminium can with beautiful welds, painted wrinkle black with a nice billet dip-stick is perfect in my book.

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$70 isn't overpriced for a well-crafted oil catch can. $200 isn't overpriced for three of them


Can anybody help with the original question please? Either that, or donate/sell me your beaten RR catch can so I can take the mounting kit apart and send it to the guys I am trying to work with. Thanks!!!

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Top of Serie A table, Roma are now top, eh?

I don't have any help or info on the catch can, but I am interested.
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Top of Serie A table, Roma are now top, eh?
Indeed my friend. It's not gonna happen, but if it happens!!!
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I don't have any help or info on the catch can, but I am interested.
Thanks. I posted a WTB thread in the Classified section to see if I can buy a used Riss Racing OCC for cheap. That ought to help, hopefully.

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