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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 04-14-2015, 10:59 AM
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Hi,

After leaving the car for the whole night with the dipstick taken out I could read the level pretty well. It was low and that's why I wrote that I cannot see any improvement in the oil consumption after installing OCT+PCV.

I've tried to smell gas in the oil but there was no evident smell.

After ~7k miles the oil is still transparent but for sure darker then the fresh one.

I'm changing my oil this summer so I will replace the sensor at the same time.

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Old 04-17-2015, 03:12 PM
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So I did the described catch can PCV mod over the winter and the vacuum it pulls is amazing.
My valve cover bolts had to be snugged down to stop vacuum leak I could hear once the engine was shut down, which I could never hear before.

Word of warning make sure the PCV valve itself is facing the right direction. Ask me how I know.

Threads towards the IM.
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:35 PM
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Nice install.
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:51 AM
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There is a unique thread today on temporarily BYPASSING the CCV, for reasons that are up to the owner, but one of which can be to TEST whether the smoke or other symptoms are due to the CCV:
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > PCV Crankcase Vent Valve Temporary Installations
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Originally Posted by Alika808 View Post
I installed the PCV temporary within 1 hour. You need to replace the tubing (item #2, item #3 and item #4) with longer hoses but use the end of each tubes that came with it. This is only temporary until you have enough time to replace the PCV under the manifold. It cost me $10.00 for the hose replacement.

See also:
- How the CCV system works (1) & how the -CCV +PCV mod works (1) & how the -CCV +PCV +CATCHCAN mod works (1)
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:28 PM
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Is that a catch can? Yes it is. Goodbye CCV

I drained my catch can today and like some, I had more goop than I would have thought in just 3 months.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:05 PM
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I would say thats normal. alot better than going back into your engine.
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:49 AM
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Another non-aftermarket ccv-delete was proposed today for discussion.
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > OEM Solution to getting rid of the CCV? Kind of ingenious!
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http://e46fanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1066308

Basically replacing the M54 valve cover with a M56 one... Anyone think this would work? I'm not familiar with the problems (if any) that the M56 has relating to CCV issues (losing oil, mayo build up, etc) and whether the integrated CCV system is serviceable or not.

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