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Re: Oil Canister, low cost solution? (archive)

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Posted by George Mann on August 02, 2001 at 11:03:07:

In Reply to: Oil Canister, low cost solution? posted by Bruno on August 02, 2001 at 09:13:10:

Hi Bruno,
Since both Adnan and I have replaced our "new"
cannisters with a second "new" cannister
( for buying the first one) I would
suggest the board consider a cost effective alternative. If you look at most cars, the filter
hangs. When the filter hangs, the filter cannister itself retains the mass of the oil in the cannister...a check valve is not required. It seems as though BMW with "both" check valve designs (old and new) has missed the elusive balance of maintaining a tight seal for drain down and not too much resistance for pushing oil through to the top of motor....particularly with higher mileage oil pumps which don't push quite as well as new old oil pump would not push
up through my first new oil cannister. To eliminate this frustration, two alternatives come
to mind:
either retrofit an older E-28 style hanging cannister or adapt a remotely located (where ever
you want) high performance filter (System1) /mount with braided oil lines connected to fixture plate mounted over the hole in the block. If I were to do it again, I would seriously consider either of these two options.
Best Regards,
90 735il/145K

Ok, I don't plan on spending another $300.00 on the car.
I like the car, but I want a playstation II also.

If I understand well, the problem on the canister appears on the old E34/E32 only.

Can we just buy a used canister from an early E34?

That will save us (old E34s) a lot of money I am sure.

'89 535i with canister crap.

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