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Old 03-02-2010, 08:57 AM
ronqureshi ronqureshi is offline
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Location: austin
Join Date: Jul 2005
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Mein Auto: 2005 530i
ccv break (could it be caused by moisture)

Just wanted to report my ccv issue
my car = 2005 530i (45K miles)

I had these symptoms a few weeks after some below 0 temps.

rough idle (shakes)
air hissing sound from engine that continues for 2 seconds after engine turned off
also "increased emissions" warning (service engine soon light)

I took it to a BMW repair shop (not dealer)
They said it was broken ccv valve

They replaced ccv and attached hoses, total cost $569
Approx $100 less than dealer would have charged here in Austin TX

I am surpised that ccv valve would break after only 45k miles but the car
is 5 years old though

Anyway drives much better now
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