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Old 12-22-2011, 12:43 AM
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For the cross-linked record, pictures of all the parts in the engine bay would help people like this 98 528i poster today:
- E39 (1997 - 2003) > Idle Control Valve (ICV) location??

Originally Posted by 74Hustler View Post
I have searched till my eyes cant read any more and I have come up emtpy as far finding anny DIY for this. Where is the ICV located and hard is it to clean it or change it?
Originally Posted by Steve530 View Post
If I read the realoem diagrams correctly, the 528i manufactured up to 9/98 had the ICV toward the front of the manifold attached to a hose from the intake boot just ahead of the secondary throttle body. After 9/98, the ICV is toward the back of the intake manifold.
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