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Old 03-19-2012, 11:31 AM   #1
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Thumbs Up Just ordered complete CCV kit for $91 shipped from RMEUROPEAN

Hopefully nobody's had a bad experience with the Febi CCV (is it OEM or aftermarket?) let me know either way about the Febi!

I ordered all aftermarket items to save on costs. It seems silly to order Genuine BMW since the genuine parts are 1) prone to failure anyway and 2) are just passages for oil to travel through.

Anyway I think this is a great deal for all the parts. Even my beloved BMA couldn't match RMEuropean's prices on this. I find that starting to be a trend lately. I wonder if BMA is jacking up the prices due to my popularizing them on lately on this forum.

RMEuropean's buying process is extremely easy and fast. I did all this including checkout in less than 60 seconds. Copy paste the part # into their search box and add to cart. then checkout using Google checkout.

Part numbers in case anyone needs to order:


Crankcase vent valve 11617501566

Vent pipe (attaches to valve cover) 11611432559

Vent pipe #2 (attaches to top of CCV valve) 11617504535

Vent pipe #3 (attaches to bottom of ccv and dipstick tube) 11157532649

Vacuum hose 11727545323 (attaches to side of ccv)
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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Keep us posted about the longevity of this valve. OEM sucks anyways, maybe this is better.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:39 AM   #3
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I installed a Meyle CCV in my 98 M3 and now that M3 lives on the east coast. Haven't heard any complaints from the new owner. I think it now has about 50k miles on it
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:17 PM   #4
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I ordered the CCV to dipstick cold climate version tube from them. Hadn't had a chance to put it in because of the stripped DISA bolt.
However, there shipping was excellent and the material of the tubing and the insulation looks great.
Will order the CCV itself, if changing the tube doesn't resolve my oil loss issues.
Write up a review when you install it.

PS: Prices for some parts are even better than my(yours too) favorite BMAparts or rockauto.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:17 PM   #5
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I don't know how you got $91, I made a $2 upgrade on one of the parts and still got $101.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:21 PM   #6
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Copy/paste from my invoice:

Order date: Mar 19, 2012 9:22 AM PDT
Google order number: 625328144802917

Shipping Status Qty Item Price
Not yet shipped 1Crankcase Vent Valve Pressure Regulating Valve - 11617501566_FEB_D18BD03A $42.05
1Crankcase Vent Pipe from Vent Valve to Valve Cover - 11611432559_URO_A9AD3911 $15.20
1Crankcase Vent Hose Connecting Hose from Vent Valve - 11617504535_VAI_6491752E $18.64
1Crankcase Vent Hose from Vent Valve to Oil Dip Stick Tube - 11157532649_CRP_E861074 $9.94
1Vacuum Hose Black Silicone 3.5 X 7.5 mm (Per Meter) - 11727545323_CON_1FAEF62B $5.56
Shipping & Handling (FedEx Ground) :$0.00
Tax (CA) :$0.00
Total:$91.39

I don't think I missed anything. Seems all 5 parts are there... even $101 would be great!
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:23 PM   #7
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nice how labor intensive is this. like thing you have to remove?
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:24 PM   #8
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Airbox and DISA IIRC. I've only done this on two E36s. Should be the same process. Not the easiest job but not difficult either. Just a matter of fitting your hands into tight spaces and doing work by feel. I'm also going to be replacing the dipstick o-ring and disa o-ring
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You're missing return hose PN 11617504536. Should be 1 CCV, 4 lines, 1 metre of vacuum hose
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:26 PM   #10
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It's pretty labor intensive on the e46 from what everyone says in the sense that it's a very tight space and requires a lot of patience. Seems to take most first-timers around 7 hrs to complete.

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Old 03-19-2012, 12:27 PM   #11
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Ok let me check into that. Seems i ordered a slightly different part number. instead of 4536 i ordered 4535.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:29 PM   #12
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You need both 4535 and 4536

Below are all the hoses you should replace:
1. Hose from oil separator to dipstick tube
2. Hose from oil separator to valve cover
3. Hose from intake manifold back to the connector hose
4. Hose from oil separator up to the intake manifold

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Old 03-19-2012, 12:33 PM   #13
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Also, you don't need a vacuum hose (required on M52 engines). 1 CCV and 4 hoses. That's it.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:37 PM   #14
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Considering you can get vacuum hose insanely cheap, might as well have it on hand in case you decide to/need to replace any line though. But you're right, many kits don't include it at all.

I just did a split order between ECS and Pelican for everything I need to do a thorough CCV replacement as well as fluid changes. In addition to the CCV and 4 lines, I purchased vacuum hose, the dipstick o-ring, lower throttle body boot, throttle body gasket, and idle control valve grommet (<--probably the least necessary item on the list)
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Nice, Mango.

I don't think it'll be 7 hours. If you got cold climate version, many remove intake mani.

I got cold climate version, and just removed insulation from the hose...and ccv! It'd been fine without it before, and I'm in NJ...so it gets cold, but not that cold.

If I had to do it again, maybe 2 hours or so.

Also, I removed the intake air runner and replaced the 6 o-rings on it too. Don't forget to clean the hell out of the guidetube!

Oh, finally, a dab of grease or dumdum will help you get one of the screws into the CCV at the end of a ratchet extension. That was the one real issue I had...getting the left hand screw into the ccv itself...not a big deal. (dumdum is generic term for butyl rubber or 3m window weld roll...nice for holding things onto sockets/bits with)
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dmax, why didn't you just buy the regular ccv replacement parts instead of paying extra for cold climate and taking all the insulation off? Good idea on the "dumdum", I'll have to try that when I do mine.

I've seen accounts of cold climate installation with removing the intake manifold, i think it comes down to how much patience you think you can muster for the ordeal.
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...Just a matter of fitting your hands into tight spaces and doing work by feel....
or as I call it, Thursday night...

ok.. childish but I had to!
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:58 PM   #18
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You need both 4535 and 4536

Below are all the hoses you should replace:
1. Hose from oil separator to dipstick tube
2. Hose from oil separator to valve cover
3. Hose from intake manifold back to the connector hose
4. Hose from oil separator up to the intake manifold
Thanks a lot man. glad you caught that. just called RM and added the extra part. new total is $108. still not bad!
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I had to do a lot disassembly to get my hands in there, took tb off to get hands in took several hours to get done, also the hoses themselves were wh*res to get sealed and tight in the new oil separtor. Magnetic pick up tool will be a big help for fallen torx bits.

Also glad someone pointed out you don't need vacuum tube for m54s, thought I had messed that up.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:04 AM   #20
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How did you get the ccv for 42 dollars. I just went on their website and they wanted 58 dollars for non BMW part. you also got the other hoses cheaper.
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