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Old 01-16-2013, 11:42 AM   #16761
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Wow... Ok I guess 'cpv valve' is kinda redundant. And using a regular flat blade bit was not working for me.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:11 PM   #16762
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Wow... Ok I guess 'cpv valve' is kinda redundant. And using a regular flat blade bit was not working for me.
Well, I wasnt being sarcastic.

Learn me what a CPV is.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:14 PM   #16763
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Oh.... Lol

Constant pressure valve. It's a valve on the exhaust side of the block behind the header. The o ring gets very hard and leaks oil over time. The valve is a few hundred $$ but the oring is like $4.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:29 PM   #16764
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Is it part of the CCV system? Or is it in the exhaust? Or am I totally lost here?
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:31 PM   #16765
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Oh.... Lol

Constant pressure valve. It's a valve on the exhaust side of the block behind the header. The o ring gets very hard and leaks oil over time. The valve is a few hundred $$ but the oring is like $4.
Mine was leaking a bit so I bought a new one. I tried to get the old one out with no luck so I just let it leak.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:32 PM   #16766
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Found it. Still not sure what system its part of, the oil system maybe?

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No. Description Supplement Qty From Up To Part Number Price Notes Photo
01 Set of covers 1 11142247867 $94.60
02 Gasket Steel 1 11141432240 $3.10
03 Hex bolt with washer M6X25-Z1-ZNS 4 07119900249 ENDED
03 Hex bolt with washer M6X25-ZNNIV SI 4 07119905400 $0.65
04 Hex bolt with washer M8X28-Z1-ZNS 2 07119902105 ENDED
04 Hex bolt with washer M8X28-ZNNIV SI 2 07119905530 $0.71
05 Shaft seal 90X110X12 1 11142249533 $58.96
06 Dowel D=10,5MM 2 11121726238 $1.62
07 Covering plate 1 07/2007 11141734019 $11.15
07 Covering plate 1 11147838044 $11.15
08 Oil Spraying Nozzle 6 11427830770 $19.90
09 Fillister-head screw M6X16-ZNS 6 07119901438 ENDED
09 Fillister-head screw M6X16 6 07129905536 $0.64
10 CONSTANT PRESSURE VALVE 1 BAR 1 11111318185 $41.25
11 Ping Sensor 3 03/2007 12147830788 ENDED
11 Ping Sensor 3 12147839167 $25.18
12 Hex bolt M8X30-ZNS 3 10/2006 07119901170 ENDED
12 Hex bolt M8X30-ZNNIV SI 3 06/2004 07119905531 ENDED
12 Hex bolt M8X30-8.8-ZNS3 3 07119902901 $0.25
13 Speed sensor 1 12147830789 $83.23
14 O-ring 18X1,2 1 12141402705 $1.07
15 Fillister-head screw M6X14 1 11427831375 ENDED
16 Gasket Set Engine Block Asbesto Free 1 05/2003 11117831919 ENDED
16 Gasket Set Engine Block Asbesto Free 1 11110302722 $267.70
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:33 PM   #16767
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Mine was leaking a bit so I bought a new one. I tried to get the old one out with no luck so I just let it leak.
That's why I made a tool

Once I made it, it was really easy to get out and was pretty quick to change.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:34 PM   #16768
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Oh weird, when I had the new buyer inspection done they said it needed replaced and were going to charge me $600!
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:14 PM   #16769
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oh I know that. its that espencive? wow. yeah I'm pretty sure its oil related. does it go to the vanos maybe?
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:19 PM   #16770
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ruben did you see her post about the tiffany and co wedding gift thing?
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:20 PM   #16771
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nvm idk how this stuff works. registry.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:57 PM   #16772
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Andy yea, you see the rest of it?
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:30 PM   #16773
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From what I remember, it keeps a constant static pressure of oil supplied to the VANOS oil pump. I could be wrong though.

Either way, its a very common problem. My O-ring was so dried out, it snapped in half when i tried to flex it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:34 PM   #16774
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The CPV is not part of the oil system. It's purpose is to keep the internal block pressure constant. Thus the name Constant Pressure Valve. It's just a ball valve and a spring.

Edit: Very Very common problem. Hell I replaced by rear main seal and oil pan gasket when the oil was really leaking from the CPV.

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:38 PM   #16775
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Oh damn. Maybe I should check mine...
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:41 PM   #16776
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Oh damn. Maybe I should check mine...
It's really not that big of a deal from a safety/life of the car standpoint. Most of the time it's just a leaky O-ring and it's not like it leaks a ton. My SS headers were in the way of changing mine. I tried all kinds of tools.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:48 PM   #16777
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Internal block pressure? Pressure of what? Oil system, coolant system, crankcase?
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:17 PM   #16778
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Internal block pressure? Pressure of what? Oil system, coolant system, crankcase?
It's also known as the oil pressure relief valve so I guess I was wrong by saying it's not part of the oil system but it's really not in my opinion. I guess I meant it doesn't assist in oil circulation, it's just a valve that opens as pressure increases to maintain a constant pressure which was determined desireable by the BMW engineers.
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Gotcha, so it bypasses excess pressure.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:32 PM   #16780
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Gotcha, so it bypasses excess pressure.
Exactly.
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