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Old 05-12-2012, 08:56 AM
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X3 PCV Valve Replacement

I have seen several pictures and videos on how to replace a PCV valve for BMW's, but non for an X3. Would anyone have that information?

Does anyone have the repair manual for an 2005 X3? Thank you very much in advance!

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Old 05-12-2012, 10:45 AM
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Search on any of these terms:

- crankcase vent valve (CVV or CCV)

- oil separator

- cyclone valve

No conventional PCV on BMW's that I know of.

No workshop manual available off the shelf, but you should be able to find links to BMW technical information sheets for this job, as well as forum member's description of how they handled it.

Takes several hours (4 to 6) and can be a bit challenging I gather to replace the valve and all hoses.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:16 PM
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Ok, great. Thanks for the help. I'm probably going to take it to my mechanic and have him deal with it.

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Old 05-12-2012, 12:39 PM
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http://blog.bavauto.com/8003/diy-vid...lation-system/

this link should open on a Bavarian Auto page that includes several videos in sequence on doing the job Supercourse mentioned.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:49 AM
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Don't forget to replace any brittle tubes that connect the system and run to various locations under the hood. Another big item is to make sure the tube from the dipstick to the CCV is unplugged. This tube apparently gets clogged and needs cleared when doing this job.
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Don't forget to replace any brittle tubes that connect the system and run to various locations under the hood. Another big item is to make sure the tube from the dipstick to the CCV is unplugged. This tube apparently gets clogged and needs cleared when doing this job.
I hope you meant unclogged. The tube has to be plugged!
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:04 PM
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hi all, my x5 diesel is blowing blue smoke on cold start up could this be pcv valve , doesnt seem to do it every morning, any feedback appreciated
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:35 PM
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Yes, most definitely. Thus is what happened to us as well. It's a cheap part ($100), but getting to it is hell. We spent $700 getting it fixed. You can find a video on YouTube. Good luck!
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:54 PM
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bloody pcv valve

cheers for thatdid you experience an oil burning smell inside the car
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:53 PM
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a video that may be good

http://blog.bavauto.com/8003/diy-vid...lation-system/

a good general vid ......can't believe how good the pics are in vids these days....also ....did the 330i .....it had heat trace wire elements on the plastic piping and actual CCV .....it was wrapped over the CCV.....was quite sludgy in there.....the plug ins for the heat trace wires are a bit rascally on the 330 but the 04 X3 was just a two pots of tea plus two Randazos donuts job on a cool day

on both vehicles the intake manifold comes off easily plus the fuel line can be popped apart safely
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