You sure know how to run a mans day don't you.Dry Sump:
No A/C, as the pump sits exactly where the compressor sits.
You need an oil distribution block, and because of this, and external oil filter housing. Filter changes will be a bit messy.
Oil tank will need to be mounted in the trunk, and because of this, you'll need to seal off the trunk compartment from the passenger compartment.(That's a bit of fabrication work, trust me) Why? #1, that oil tank will stink. #2 you'll need to keep scalding hot oil from going into the passenger cabin in the event of an incident.
You can look forward to 16 quart oil changes
Here's a fun one: How long do you think it takes to get the oil temps high enough to "get into it" safely. I know of people with 120v plug in dry sump tank heaters....
VAC's kit is basic. Plan to spend around $8k for all the components and lines
Maintenance: You get to check the overflow/breather tank a lot more often. Dry sumps "burp" oil a bit in there.
That gilmer drive belt that's running the pump will need to be changed a lot. Like every 3000miles to be safe. It comes off, or fails = bye bye engine.
Precautions: You'll need a big oil pressure light to help you with the above.
Do you have a problem that needs solving with a dry sump? Usually people that run one on an S54 also change over to the Motorsport crank and rod bearings. (Set up a little looser than stock because of the better oil flow)
That's all just forum fodder though: If you are serious about this, call Bimmerworld and talk to James.
Glad I could be of help.You sure know how to run a mans day don't you.
J/k.. that information was extremely helpful.. I knew it would require more oil I just asumed the pan was deeper/larger and that it was a pretty internal setup. Didn't realize all the additional components needed.. thats to much work for me now. Maybe when it goes full track, but for the first year I'd like to enjoy it on the streets for the majority of the time.
Are you having an oil problem with your current engine? I'm not certain anyone really needs that....PEI330,
What do you think of the VAC euro pump.
how many oil starvation failures in boosted s54s due to low pressure/flow or heat? I mean, the regulation of oil temperature is positive. But, if that pump flows more volume, it's most likely going to cost you output.I went with the VAC Euro pump and the HPF Oil Cooler. I'm just hoping its a more reliable/efficent setup than 100% stock.
I couldn't tell you, this is my first S54. I just asumed a better pump to go along with a larger cooler would be a safe bet.how many oil starvation failures in boosted s54s due to low pressure/flow or heat? I mean, the regulation of oil temperature is positive. But, if that pump flows more volume, it's most likely going to cost you output.
I couldn't tell you, this is my first S54. I just asumed a better pump to go along with a larger cooler would be a safe bet.