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Old 01-28-2008, 04:31 PM
Steve530 Steve530 is offline
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Originally Posted by jfive96 View Post
- -I didn't replace the grommet, it looked real good. No cracks and held the old CCV in place after I removed the 3 bolts very well. I would suggest that you inspect that hose and replace it if it is collasped or soft to the touch. You will have to take a pair of good pliers and work the hose off the end of the CCV first then off the dipstick tube. You do not have to remove the dipstick tube.- -
I replaced the CCV on my son's '98 323is a few weeks ago. It was the same part number as your CCV. Removal was similar. I managed to reach down to the dispstick assembly and pull the hose off the dipstick, then I just remove it with the CCV. I did replace the grommet, 13 41 1 733 217. It probably is not necessary, but I figure it's just a $2 part and I would want to do it over for that.

BTW, the 530 CCV is entirely different. And the 540i does have a CCV, but it, too, is different.
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