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Old 02-08-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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Noob needs help! ID this part?

New to the BMW world. Was installing a K&N cold air intake and got a little over zealous when putting it into place. Pressed down too hard and hear a snap. The photo shows what I broke. Can anyone help with an ID? Getting a bit frustrated. Tried realoem.com and the local parts guy but with no result.

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:19 PM   #2
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can you see where that line connects to. It might help in trying to identify the system it belongs to. Is there anyway to get a pic of it zoomed out a little to identify a better location...I'm looking at my 2005 325i to try and find it, and maybe just get the part number from that
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:24 PM   #3
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can you see where that line connects to. It might help in trying to identify the system it belongs to. Is there anyway to get a pic of it zoomed out a little to identify a better location...I'm looking at my 2005 325i to try and find it, and maybe just get the part number from that
Yes, give me a couple of minutes and I will post. Thanks.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:30 PM   #4
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Yeah that's an important vacuum hose. The metal unit below your hand is the heater valve.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:34 PM   #5
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Hey sweetness, do you know where that vac hose goes?
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More photos attached. Marked the hose in red in the one pic so you could see where it ends. The other photo shows where I cut the vacuum line so I could take the busted piece to the auto guy. Looks like an easy fix if I can get the right name for the part.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:44 PM   #7
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Hmm. I actually don't know.

Go to www.realoem.com and see if you can find it in one of the charts
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Hmm. I actually don't know.

Go to www.realoem.com and see if you can find it in one of the charts
Scavage air line? See this post: http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...php?p=10439174
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:17 PM   #9
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Well, Tele definately has the picture of the part that you need. as far as a part number, not finding one...might be able to take it into the dealership and see if they can identify it...with all the info that you got now from the different threads, might be able to explain it...what part of AZ are you in?
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I'm in Gilbert. Lots of info in the threads but I find it strange that nobody really offers a concrete answer. Guess I'll just have to haul some pics into a parts store and start asking questions.
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I would just drive to Chandler BMW to at least get the part number and maybe a printout...I live in Maricopa
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I'll take care of it tomorrow. After some more digging, I found that the busted hose leads to the (or comes from for that matter) the Purge Control Valve. Any danger in driving the vehicle without this hooked up?
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It will kick an engine code and turn on your Service Engine Soon light...I can meet you in a parking lot and turn that off no issue as I work in Chandler after you get your part and fix the issue
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Ill take a look at my car in a bit and find out in a bit.
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Ill take a look at my car in a bit and find out in a bit.
Don't break it...looks pretty cheesy and easy to break off
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It will kick an engine code and turn on your Service Engine Soon light...I can meet you in a parking lot and turn that off no issue as I work in Chandler after you get your part and fix the issue
Thanks Nuke. The seems to run just fine. The K&N really adds some juice! Hasn't thrown a light yet but I have only driven it about 5 miles. No doubt it will come on. There isn't any pressure on the hose so I may just extend to a rubber 90 elbow and call it fixed until I can get to the dealer. I have a basic OBD-II reader but it doesn't read BMW specific codes. I'll give you a buzz if the light comes on and gets too annoying.

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Look up electronic vacuum control valve.

https://www.google.com/search?q=e46+...0&bih=416#i=91
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Thanks Nuke. The seems to run just fine. The K&N really adds some juice! Hasn't thrown a light yet but I have only driven it about 5 miles. No doubt it will come on. There isn't any pressure on the hose so I may just extend to a rubber 90 elbow and call it fixed until I can get to the dealer. I have a basic OBD-II reader but it doesn't read BMW specific codes. I'll give you a buzz if the light comes on and gets too annoying.

Thanks for the help and offer.
I'm sure that would work...it doesn't look like anything that actuates or is connected to electrical...Just PM me if you need to
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