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Old 01-18-2018, 07:21 AM   #1
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valve cover vent and AN fitting?

Hey everyone,

I am trying to mock up some of the small bits today, and one of them is the catch can setup. I have seen several pictures of what look like AN fittings fixed to the valve cover to run hoses off of for the catch can. Does anyone know how people have accomplished this? The part is designed for a BMW clip on hose, so I don't really know how people have been accomplishing this.

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Old 01-18-2018, 02:10 PM   #2
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i actually retained the original plastic fitting, cut the original hose, then threaded the AN fitting over the plastic.

Works fine
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:37 PM   #3
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that's not a bad idea...
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Old 01-19-2018, 01:51 AM   #5
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Yeah

But If you need to have it bigger for turbo use for example, and you don't have to use AN fittings, just hammer in piece of pipe instead of that plastic clip on thing and run 1 inch hose to your catch can. Cheap, fast, easy and works perfectly. You need to have something like AN18 fittings to reach same ID.



Also remember that the m50 valve cover has magnesium in it, so you can't weld an fitting to it.
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:55 AM   #6
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I might give that a shot as well.
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:33 PM   #7
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I run a larger hose overtop the OBD2 barb.

I'm not a fan of threading for AN fittings for this because it reduces diameter massively.
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I run a larger hose overtop the OBD2 barb.
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Mee too. But that doesn't fit m50 valve cover. And the m50 one also has tiny hole, so it's not very good as it is for boosted engine.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:41 AM   #9
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You mean like this? I used a M22 to -10an adapter and JB welded it into the PCV port of the IM. I scored the inside of the plastic first before the JB weld. It's in there very solid.



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did you drill a second port into the head for venting as well? I don't think I have ever seen anyone with a second hose coming out of the front of the valve cover/head like that.
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did you drill a second port into the head for venting as well? I don't think I have ever seen anyone with a second hose coming out of the front of the valve cover/head like that.
No, I used an AN metric adapter to screw into the vanos bolt access hole. It was a bad idea. On the street its fine, but at the track or autox where you're doing wayyyyy harder braking than the street it was just gushing oil out that port into the catch can.

If anything I'd switch to the OBD1 valve cover, cap the original PCV port and put two holes on the top of the valve cover for additional PCV venting. My NA s52 doesn't need it though. It's doing fine with the single original port and the catch can accumulates minimal oil.

EDIT: on second thought, I think the -10an to M22 adapter was the one I used on the vanos bolt hole. I forget what size I used int he valve cover, but if you just measure it and find an adapter fitting thats close you can JB weld it in there solid
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