Capping Off The Year

Capping Off The Year

Don’t worry, this isn’t the last post of 2011, we just needed a clever title to fit in with today’s daily dose of Fluid MotorUnion.

Today’s post is going to be a bit shorter than usual, but it doesn’t mean it will be any less cool than the rest. We found ourselves in the midst of wire tucking Mike Burroughs’s S54-swapped E36, and with a bit of the ChristmaHanuKwanzaakah spirit, we figured we would add yet another special touch to an already-awesome engine bay. So, after a bit of work on the CNC, we came out with this:


What you see there is the oil filter cap for Mike Burroughs’s engine bay. Since we wanted to make sure StanceWorks lived on both inside and outside the car, we made him a custom aluminum filter cap with the painted engraving you see there. We’re currently researching the most efficient manufacturing method for these bad boys in blank form, as we might roll out a custom-engraving option with them as well. While we keep working on that from our end, take a look below at the BMW motors this will fit, and start getting excited.

Motors that will work with the FMU Custom Oil Filter Cap:


We are also open to developing these custom filter caps for motors not mentioned in the list. We’ll keep you updated on the status of these caps, and in the meantime, if you haven’t made plans for New Year’s Eve yet, you may want to get on that.

  • Andy
    Posted at 15:55h, 27 December

    Oh these are awesome!! I can’t wait to order one!

    Posted at 16:16h, 27 December

    Should fit m52 guys. It would be nice to see you guy make oil cooler adapters with this cap, You guys can do it. 🙂

  • Dave
    Posted at 17:01h, 27 December

    nice stuff…would like to know if you wanna run those for an Audi A3 8P 3.2 V6 2K6???

  • Jamss
    Posted at 17:49h, 27 December

    awwwwwwwwwwwwww yeaaaaa

  • fluidmotorunion
    Posted at 09:07h, 28 December


    Does the Audi A3 have an oil filter system similar to BMW, where the oil filter is housed externally from the block, in an enclosed system with a cap?

  • Dave
    Posted at 01:20h, 29 December

    hey, thanks for your answer….no, its not similar to BMW….it looks like this:

    it won’t fit….:(


  • fluidmotorunion
    Posted at 08:54h, 29 December


    Yeah, it won’t fit. BMW’s system is a lot different than most other companies. If the oil filter connects directly to the motor of the car, then there’s no need for an enclosure with a cap. Sorry bud 🙁

  • Dave
    Posted at 10:30h, 29 December

    no problem….but it still looks nice….if you develope something for an Audi A3..let me know:D

  • DVM3
    Posted at 16:47h, 30 December

    i received my car with my custom FMU cap missing and the stock cap in place 🙁 any news on what happened to it?

  • fluidmotorunion
    Posted at 19:08h, 30 December


    I’ll talk to OJ about it when we return to work on Tuesday!

  • Earl
    Posted at 05:17h, 28 February

    Are these available at all yet?

  • fluidmotorunion
    Posted at 08:18h, 28 February

    Earl, We can make them currently, but it would be manufactured to order in house at FMU; as a result, the price may be higher than one is looking to pay, but we’re still on the lookout for a more efficient method of getting these produced.

  • Rogan
    Posted at 21:44h, 25 March

    Very interested in a cap for my e46 m3, can you all email me some prices?

  • Mike marrow
    Posted at 17:07h, 02 November

    Are these available to buy for e46 m3?

    If so how much thanks


  • fluidmotorunion
    Posted at 14:54h, 06 November

    We discontinued the filters/caps. If you have any questions on your E46 for performance or maintenance email Mike at!

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