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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
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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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