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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 06-28-2016, 10:27 PM
Joelgk Joelgk is offline
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Brandon, and BMW<3, thank you. It is clearer now.

The PCV should be on the outlet hose from the catch can into the air distribution piece bottom inlet- right?
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:34 AM
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Just make sure the threads on the new pcv point towards the air distribution piece.
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:18 AM
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Thanks Pack Horse
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:26 AM
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Also. I found it works better if you put the PCV directly off the distribution piece so that the PCV sits verticle. When mine was horizontal it was constantly getting stuck closed and causing vacuum to collapse the hoses. I mounted it verticle and have not had an issue in 3 months since.
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:37 AM
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Thanks for sharing that learning! Much appreciated.
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:41 PM
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i have an 04 325i with blown engine. Bought a used engine and found out BMW made m54 and m56. My car is m56. The used engine I got is a m54. Looks like the only difference is valve cover and intake. Is the long block the same can I run all my m56 valve cover, intake, etc on the m54 engine? Looks like only difference is the CCv? I am new to the BMW world and got this car really cheap and putting it together for my daughters first car.
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Old 03-07-2017, 03:20 PM
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The long block is the same except pistons. I don't think that will matter. You can definitely use the VC and delete the external CCV.

Is the M54 a 2.5L? The 3.0 manifold definitely won't fit.

There is something unique about the M56 and fuel delivery (aside from the fuel tank and sealed pump). I can't remember exactly what, but check the fuel rail and ecu connection.

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i have an 04 325i with blown engine. Bought a used engine and found out BMW made m54 and m56. My car is m56. The used engine I got is a m54. Looks like the only difference is valve cover and intake. Is the long block the same can I run all my m56 valve cover, intake, etc on the m54 engine? Looks like only difference is the CCv? I am new to the BMW world and got this car really cheap and putting it together for my daughters first car.
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