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Old 11-10-2012, 09:15 PM   #41
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Just found this post and am pretty sure this is what my 2000 323iT needs. My questions are this: What are the most common symptoms of needing this repair done? What I have noticed on my car vs. other BMWs is lower than average MPG and a burnt oil smell after I get rev it or drive it hard. I do have a minor oil leak from somewhere but haven't investigated yet. I just picked up a valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket the other day thinking they were my problem, but this car spent most of it's life in Michigan and has 200k so all signs are pointing this way! Also, my dipstick gets oil all over it all the way up to the top, so I'm suspecting a plugged hose down there, but I never lose oil between changes. Does this sound right to anyone?

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Old 11-10-2012, 09:18 PM   #42
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Even if the problem turns out to be the CCV, don't feel bad about the VCG and OFHG. At 200k, if they haven't been changed recently, they're definitely toast. You can almost count on it.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:31 PM   #43
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Just found this post and am pretty sure this is what my 2000 323iT needs. My questions are this: What are the most common symptoms of needing this repair done? What I have noticed on my car vs. other BMWs is lower than average MPG and a burnt oil smell after I get rev it or drive it hard. I do have a minor oil leak from somewhere but haven't investigated yet. I just picked up a valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket the other day thinking they were my problem, but this car spent most of it's life in Michigan and has 200k so all signs are pointing this way! Also, my dipstick gets oil all over it all the way up to the top, so I'm suspecting a plugged hose down there, but I never lose oil between changes. Does this sound right to anyone?

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It might be one of your Oil Separator hose, maybe its clogged,
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:05 PM   #44
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Just found this post and am pretty sure this is what my 2000 323iT needs. My questions are this: What are the most common symptoms of needing this repair done?
Hoses clogged or cracked, ancient CVV, oid style dipstick tube with concentric tubes. Time to do so much to your car if you've not got documentation that it was done recently. CVV, DISA, clean throttle body and ICV could all stand renewal.

Search on youtube for vid of CVV test.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:15 PM   #45
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The honking noise if you remove the oil filler cap, or the chewbacca sound
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:05 AM   #46
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My new CCV did not come with the rubber nipple for the vacuum port. I took my old one off but it seems too loose on new CCV. Anyone know part number or some type of alternate rubber nipple that will fit securely????????????
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ode2joy---This link shows the common oil leaks. I am slowly doing OHFG and CCV(already did VCG). Check out the link and compare the leaks to your vehicle.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=882732
As Nico stated may be one of your hoses to CCV; my lower hose had a hole in it. The original lower hose had a 90 degree fitting which allowed my hose to bend downwards a few inches from the connector/the hole was right at that bend. The new lower hose has a 45 degree angled fitting and the hose has the protective sleeve to prevent the damage like the original hose.
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Just take your time with the DIY's they are great on here. the screws in my back are acting up so I am doing a little each day.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:21 AM   #47
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thanks love2drive, I've got to order the CCV kit now and wait on it to get here before I take my car out of service. Glad I came across this post though. I know I'm overdue for several things.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:58 AM   #48
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Just take your time with the DIY's they are great on here. the screws in my back are acting up so I am doing a little each day.
Hope you're already following my urging to always work in the engine compartment with your car up on ramps! Makes it so much easier on your back, and allows underneath access if that should become necessary in the middle of the work.

Toooo bad your ramps are not available to you now. They make more of a difference than you could expect. Does not raise the car too high by any means.
Did both my vanos and my CVV up on the ramps.

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Old 11-11-2012, 12:58 PM   #49
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Tell me about it Stinger9; my jacks/stands are all in my POD storage far away.

I found a nipple that fits tight over vacuum port. So now I can began install on CCV(after a "back" break). Completed OHFG and belts.

Thought of something today that I could have used countless times before when reinstalling the dang fan. I took my shoelace and wrapped it tightly around the big nut on the fan. Lined it up and pull up on shoelace and I was able to thread the nut as if I had my hand on it!!! This step normally killed me.

Ode2joy--I found the kit to be cheapest at getbmwparts.com but my local stealership matched the prices so I got it without paying shipping and faster. Went back for some other parts and priced matched those too!!
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:30 PM   #50
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Thanks again, love2drive, I'll check that out right now!

Edit: just did, looks like they have the m54 kit but I don't see the M52 kit, which I need. Is that what you got or do you have an M54?

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Old 11-13-2012, 07:42 AM   #51
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I emailed getbmwparts and they said the m54 version is the same as the m52, so I'm about to order, but does anyone know the difference in the 'cold climate version' vs the regular version? I just want to make sure what I get will fit!

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Old 11-13-2012, 07:55 AM   #52
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I emailed getbmwparts and they said the m54 version is the same as the m52, so I'm about to order, but does anyone know the difference in the 'cold climate version' vs the regular version? I just want to make sure what I get will fit!

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Bavauto has a great DIY video. the vid is very comprehensive.

the only advice I have is that if you have an M52TU then your CCV needs a vacuum hose that connects from the CCV to the fuel rail. If your car is an M54 then the CCV vacuum nipple will be pluuged.
all CCV comes with the vacuum port but will be plugged up so you just have to remove the rubber plug.
Yes. All ccv is the same as I mentioned above. U just have to uncap the vacuum cap if you r running on ms42

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Old 11-13-2012, 08:45 AM   #53
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Thanks flashtwosix! I get the difference between the m54 and m52 models, but still wondering what the cold climate version actually is vs the regular one.

EDIT: just heard back from getbmwparts.com and they say the only difference is that the hoses are insulated. I'm going with the cold-weather kit since my car does sit outside overnight these days.

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:19 AM   #54
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Cold weather version is more about what climate you live in and the % of short trips vs. long trips. It's more expensive and a hassle to install. If I were you, I'd not install the cold weather version.
Never had it in NY and I installed the same when I did the CVV. My pipes were clean as a whistle.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:11 PM   #55
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Question guys.... What is causing you to replace these parts? What kind of indications or drivability problems are you having that would lead you to believe these pieces need replacement? Why the condensation build-up, too many short trips? This sounds like it's just a cold climate issue - no?

My car is running fine I'd just like to know why you guys feel the need to replace these parts.

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:27 PM   #56
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KLAX--I had multiple problems(so my symptoms were overlapping) but the lower hose was leaking bad, see picture below. I also had a loud popping sound, misfires/rough idle..on and on.

You can just get a look at the lower hose if you flash light back up in there with intake removed.

This picture shows that the original hose fitting was a 90 degree which it bent about 2 inches from the fitting. The newer hose fitting is 45 degree angle eliminating the stress where hole is in picture.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:22 PM   #57
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Question guys.... What is causing you to replace these parts? What kind of indications or drivability problems are you having that would lead you to believe these pieces need replacement? Why the condensation build-up, too many short trips? This sounds like it's just a cold climate issue - no?

My car is running fine I'd just like to know why you guys feel the need to replace these parts.

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Klax, I'm learning too, but from my own experience I have a burnt oil smell after hard driving (but no obvious leaks),I have oil all the way up my dipstick when I pull it (so I suspect a clog), and I have 205k on the car and have been told these hoses go around this time, if not sooner. Also, I've been told cold weather cars suffer more and mine lived most of it's life in Michigan.
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