Now that BMWs popular S54 engine (found in the 2001-06 BMW M3, 2001-02 MZ3 and 2007-08 MZ4) is getting older, it's important to keep an eye on particular items. One such point is the S54 Vanos oil line. Normally thought of as a worry-free item, it has proven to put the damper on many track days.
The high pressure (1200psi) control system of the S54 vanos system is used to ensure responsive and accurate camshaft adjustments. The added complexity of the high oil pressure used on the S54 vanos means more opportunities for failures. Some of our customers have encountered the high pressure hardline fail at the track, spraying oil all over their engine compartment, ending their day.
Rogue Engineering's S54 Vanos Oil Line is built in our Upper Saddle River, NJ facility, and tested to 3000psi. Using our stainless steel braided hose with the proper banjo fittings, this a direct replacement for the factory line (BMW # 11-36-7-837-614, MSRP $103.73).
It is recommended that this item be inspected annually on track driven cars. Better yet, carry a replacement with you to the track!
These are a direct bolt in for the following vehicles:
- 2001-06 BMW E46 M3
- 2001-02 BMW MZ3, including coupe and convertible
- 2007-08 BMW MZ4, including coupe and convertible