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Default 11-02-2012, 01:43 PM

Never mentioned my valve fixes that, I clearly stated there is no real fix in my last post. Its a step in the right direction. I will release a full fix eventually.


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Default 11-02-2012, 01:58 PM

No. The OCC is fine where its at. Other mods are necessary.


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Default 11-02-2012, 02:41 PM

Nope...


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Default 11-18-2012, 06:36 AM

Hey Rob! I just sent you a payment. Any idea as to when it will ship? Thanks in advance.
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Default 11-19-2012, 04:16 PM

Currently out of stock. Have several orders waiting. Hopefully all goes to plan and all are shipped out by end of this week.


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Default 11-25-2012, 09:16 AM

Hi Rob, I've read the whole thread and I'm still unsure of what concrete benefits your new valve offers. Can you just spell it out for me basically please?

Does it reduce the gunk build-up on the valves?

Does it reduce boost leak, resulting in more power?

Just want to know if it's worth me getting one and if there's any definitive positive effects of using this valve?

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Default 11-25-2012, 09:26 AM

Great questions.
The known benefits are this:
1) under boost, the RB valve does not leak at all whereas the OEM unit does.
2) there currently is no replacement part for an OEM PCV valve without buying a whole new valve cover. So this allows you to buy PCV valve (which everyone knows is a component that should be swapped with time/mileage) individually.
3) it is fairly cheap to buy, and easy to swap.

Your other questions are things that will have to be sorted with time. There simply is no hard facts to suggest there is any other benefits though.


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Default 11-25-2012, 02:26 PM

Thanks Rob. So what's the downside to having a boost leak from the stock valve? Will that make me down on power? Will it cause more gunk to get sucked into the intake?

Just trying to grasp where I'll find a benefit from installing one.

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Default 11-25-2012, 03:32 PM

Its a slight induction boost leak that is not required (turbo efficiency), with a better pcv. Also it is just that much more positive pressure being introduced into the crankcase, that again is avoidable. Also never know the condition of the OEM PCV or how its performance may or may not degrade over time. Not going to fix world hunger or anything, just an option to consider and something that most people consider an upgrade after they handle both valves.


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Default 11-25-2012, 03:40 PM

Oh sure, I'm not doubting what you're offering, just trying to understand what benefits I'd notice from getting one.

So with less pressure in the crankcase it'll reduce wear on those parts? And better turbo efficiency means more power/better response?
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Default 11-25-2012, 04:34 PM

In the real world, I doubt youll notice anything (unless your OEM PCV is stuck or sealing very poorly).


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Default 11-25-2012, 05:29 PM

Any word on when the next batch will ship?
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Default 11-25-2012, 05:46 PM

Latest word is should have all ready to start shipping by tues/weds. Sorry to those who have been waiting.


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Default Valve Cover Gasket DIY - 11-27-2012, 10:34 PM

Rob wanted me to post this here:

http://www.n54tech.com/forums/showth...204#post241204


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Default 12-03-2012, 04:01 PM

Hey Rob, did you receive my payment last week for the Pcv valve?
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Default 12-03-2012, 04:40 PM

Believe so. Have several awaiting, latest update is the should be shipping by mid week. Sorry for delays.


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Default 12-08-2012, 09:28 AM

Sorry for being totally dumb, but I'm still not seeing why people are buying these if they don't produce any noticeable effects? Or will they improve wear and tear on the engine or something?
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Default 12-08-2012, 09:34 AM

Because it is a PCV valve (common wear item on cars). They are NOT replaceable through BMW without buying the whole valve cover. So if you believe it is time for a new PCV valve on your car, you can either spend $400 in parts and replace your old entire valve cover or you can try out the new PCV valve (which also seals better under positive pressure) for about 10x less.

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PS> all who have paid should be getting theirs mailed out today- finally.

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Sorry for being totally dumb, but I'm still not seeing why people are buying these if they don't produce any noticeable effects? Or will they improve wear and tear on the engine or something?


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Default 12-08-2012, 09:35 AM

Ah, now I get it. That makes 100% sense. What sort've mileage are they tending to wear out at? Oh, and thanks for the quick reply.
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Default 12-08-2012, 09:40 AM

There is no set mileage. Every car is different. Some may last forever, some may start to exhibit poor performance or begin to get gummed up at 30k miles. The N54 PCV valves are known to "drink" oil and then upchuck it on cylinders 4,6, and primarily 5 Intake valve/ports... so it is just a matter of time for the most part. The Jury is still out of the RB PCV helps eliminate some of that "drinking"...

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Default 12-08-2012, 09:55 AM

Ah, but it"s possible that your valve may reduce or eliminate it chucking oil into the rear cylinders?

After seeing photos of the intake ports of these engines I immediately ordered an OCC to try to reduce the oil going in there, but if the valve can also help, then even better. My car has approx 35k on the clock.
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Default 12-08-2012, 10:09 AM

As I said, it is a thought that it may, but the jury is still out on that.


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Default 12-08-2012, 11:32 AM

With the valve on my car it actually cured a boost leak....my valve was shot and thgis vlave helped a lot....plius the piece of mind and all for only $45-$50....camt beat it honestly.


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Default 12-09-2012, 10:05 AM

FYI. All that have been paid have been packed up and will go out tomorrow. And now have several in stock as well.

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Default 01-02-2013, 10:01 AM

On my old integra, I had a big catch can set up and welded 4 big bungs on the valve cover to fix the crankcase vent issue most turbo cars have. So the stock pcv system was completely scrapped. Could this help the N54 also?
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