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Old 03-01-2011, 04:46 PM
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Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 540i 6-spd
Thanks! Good idea on the oil pump bolts

I'm trying to think what else I can do while I'm there. Is there a way to evaluate the oil separator and the PCV valve? They both look fine, only PCV valve has some oily residue on its back, same as the inside of the intake manifold. I'm tempted to open PCV valve for cleaning/inspection, but it doesn't look easy to open and I'm afraid I'm just going to break the plastic tabs. Thinking of a safe way to open it...
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