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  1. 1996 E36 328i Touring, can I remove crank case vent and fit a Oil catch can.... 
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    Hi folks, after recently doing my M50 conversion my car had been running lumpy cutting out whilst I'm slowing down, also if I took the oil filler cap off the engine would cut out then make a loud woosh noise!
    It was traced back to the oil pressure regulating valve/crank case vent. I've replaced it today and its cured the problem, I know on the standard 328i manifold its on a bracket and sits vertically, but as I have the M50 manifold mines lies horizontally under the manifold because I didn't make a bracket for it!
    Can I just get rid of this and fit an oil catch can instead?
    If I can't will it cause any problems with the way it is in a horizontal position??


    I hope this makes sense...
     
     

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    Can anybody assist the OP here ?
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    I can't see why you can't fit an oil catch can... But you'd need to block the feed into the sump, and the feed to the ICV/Manifold.

    Although, i'd be more tempted to sit the CCV vertically if you can reposition your pipes.

    I suspect what is probably happening, with it sitting horizontally, it's filling with a creamy mayo that is more prominent in these engines at this time of year, and blocking the CCV !
     
     

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    I could px it for one that has been properly modified so everything fits straight in. This definitely won't leak.


    Here is a pic of the standard manifold items.



    Here is my converted manifold with everything in exactly the same place.

     
     

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    Thanks for the replys folks
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