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Old 07-29-2013, 03:40 PM
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Do we need a catch can?

Some of my past cars have had LS1 and LS2 motors, and these motors are notorious for sucking oil into the intake through the PCV line. I had an oil catch can to help with this issue, and it did help tremendously! My question is do I need one for THIS car? My reason for asking is i saw a catch can for sale on the Burger motor sports website......I'm curious
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:51 PM
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I am thinking so if you have a N54 engine. It should slow down the deposits on the intake valves. I'll probably have one installed when I have walnut blasting performed.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:20 PM
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Some of my past cars have had LS1 and LS2 motors, and these motors are notorious for sucking oil into the intake through the PCV line. I had an oil catch can to help with this issue, and it did help tremendously! My question is do I need one for THIS car? My reason for asking is i saw a catch can for sale on the Burger motor sports website......I'm curious
328i has no need at all.

Do you miss V8 power?
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:30 PM
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328i has no need at all.

Do you miss V8 power?
You know it! But not the low MPG! Traded in my 06 LS2 GTO for the 328. My wife HATED my GTO with a passion! She felt I should have a more prestigious automobile So here I am!
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:06 PM
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You know it! But not the low MPG! Traded in my 06 LS2 GTO for the 328. My wife HATED my GTO with a passion! She felt I should have a more prestigious automobile So here I am!
I gave up a supercharged LS1 GTO for my 335i. Likely would have kept it if it wasn't yellow.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:52 PM
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I gave up a supercharged LS1 GTO for my 335i. Likely would have kept it if it wasn't yellow.
They are a cool car! My wife, not being a "car girl", could not understand that these GTO's are very cool and very fast! All she knew was it was a Pontiac! i went from an 04 Carrera, when i met her, to an 09 370, to the GTO.....she was annoyed to say the least! This was my 2nd 06 GTO. She insisted I was going through a midlife crisis!......I'm just a car nut! She doesn't get it

I noticed that the model BMW's that this catch can is for, are all -35i's...135' 335, 535.... There are all turbocharged, yes?
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You know it! But not the low MPG! Traded in my 06 LS2 GTO for the 328. My wife HATED my GTO with a passion! She felt I should have a more prestigious automobile So here I am!

I'm moving up myself....got a '91 Jeep Wrangler just dyin' for a LM7....but have not sourced a full time 4WD drivetrain, needed for that power.

Mercy....
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They are a cool car! My wife, not being a "car girl", could not understand that these GTO's are very cool and very fast! All she knew was it was a Pontiac! i went from an 04 Carrera, when i met her, to an 09 370, to the GTO.....she was annoyed to say the least! This was my 2nd 06 GTO. She insisted I was going through a midlife crisis!......I'm just a car nut! She doesn't get it

I noticed that the model BMW's that this catch can is for, are all -35i's...135' 335, 535.... There are all turbocharged, yes?
The -35's and -50's are all turbo charged, the -28's and 330i are naturally aspirated, except for 2012 and up, the F30 chassis 3 series (all of them) are turbo charged, and all the 5 series are now turbocharged. Basically, everything is turbocharged now...
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:15 AM
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The -35's and -50's are all turbo charged, the -28's and 330i are naturally aspirated, except for 2012 and up, the F30 chassis 3 series (all of them) are turbo charged, and all the 5 series are now turbocharged. Basically, everything is turbocharged now...
Wow! A lot of forced induction happening at BMW! I'm not a huge fan of turbos, especially with 110+ temps here in Vegas quite frequently.
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Wow! A lot of forced induction happening at BMW! I'm not a huge fan of turbos, especially with 110+ temps here in Vegas quite frequently.
Yep...I'm sticking with the 328i pre-F30 as long as I can. Not because of heat or anything, but just because it's overall less hassle. My next car will be a 328i LCI most likely. I just want to stay with the inline six/non-turbo family as long as I can.
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