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Old 04-13-2011, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Edgy36-39 View Post
11617533400 Crankcase Vent Valve $65.42
11617504536 Crankcase Vent Pipe $29.81
11617533399 Crankcase Vent Hose $33.65
11431740045 O-Ring DPH $0.84
11157532629 Crankcase Vent Hose $15.19
11617533398 Crankcase Vent Pipe $27.85
Being an ex program manager, I popped this into the spreadsheet, and, re-ordering a bit to doublecheck against realoem, your list becomes:
  1. 11617533400 Crankcase Vent Valve $65.42
    • Same as Realoem: Pressure regulating valve (cold weather version, 11617533400 = $66)
  2. 11617533398 Crankcase Vent Pipe $27.85
    • Same as Realoem: Vent pipe (cold weather version, 11617533398 = $28)
  3. 11617533399 Crankcase Vent Hose $33.65
    • Same as Realoem: Connecting line (cold weather version, 11617533399 = $34)
  4. 11157532629 Crankcase Vent Hose $15.19
    • Same as Realoem: Vent hose (cold weather version, 11157532629 = $15)
  5. 11617504536 Crankcase Vent Pipe $29.81
    • Same as Realoem: Return pipe (stock version is already insulated, 11617504536 = $34)
  6. No dipstick guide tube:
    • Realoem: Dipstick guide tube (redesigned version sans concentric rings, 11437531258 = $41)
  7. 11431740045 O-Ring DPH $0.84
    • Same as Realoem: Dipstick guide tube lower o-ring (19.5x3mm, 11431740045 = $2)
  8. No vacuum hose black
    • Realoem: Vacuum hose black (3.5x1.8mm, 11727545323, not on all E39s = $15, e.g., not on the M54)
OK. Looking at the spreadsheet, I see your prices were almost exactly what I found in the Realoem nominal tables; and your part numbers were the same.

The 'only' things you didn't get were:
Dipstick guide tube, 11437531258 = $41
Vacuum hose black, 11727545323, not on all E39s = $15

Your engine probably doesn't need the vacuum hose so let's forget that.
But what is the decision-making process about the dipstick guide tube?

I guess, if you replace the CCV system with the cold-weather parts (which you did), and, if you clean out the 'gunk' from the dipstick guide tube Y arm, then (I guess) you don't need the redesigned dipstick guide tube.

Was that your thinking about the dipstick guide tube?

BTW, I see EAC Tuning has the same CCV cold-weather kit that rdl purchased from BMW Parts Source:
Part# : 11 61 7 534 237 $109.95
Vent Valve Assembly, Crankcase (Cold Climate Version) Includes:
(1) Insulated Vent Valve
(2) Insulated Hoses
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Last edited by bluebee; 04-13-2011 at 10:19 PM.
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