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The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old Yesterday, 05:35 PM
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Would this contitute as CVV failure?

About a month and a half ago my CVV became clogged momentarily, causing a lot of white smoke to billow out the exhaust and performance loss. It unclogged itself after about 3 miles of driving to get it back to where I was.

Now I would have just replaced it right then and there but here is the catch, I have an aftermarket warranty that may or may not cover it. It is supposed to cover any non-wear items but with the high failure rate I do not know if it is covered. Another snag is whether or not this is a CVV failure. If it is covered but my issue doesn't constitute as a failure, they won't cover it's replacement.

As of right now it is filled with foam and I have an SES light with codes 0171 and 0174, which I am certain are from the CVV. There doesn't seem to be power loss.

Now to the question; should I just replace it myself or risk bringing it in to be charged about $900 to get it installed? And would you consider my problem to be a failure.
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Most guess would be your entire CVV system needs to be replaced. Along with your intake boots and DISA O-ring.
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Just a wild guess, but I would think the warranty company would classify the CVV pretty much the same way they would as the exhaust system, Cat, etc.

You can always call or email them, and ask them to qualify exactly what you`re entitled to....I would prefer to have this in writing, anyhow....
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Most guess would be your entire CVV system needs to be replaced. Along with your intake boots and DISA O-ring.
Yeah I planned on it if I did it myself.

And I did receive a brochure saying what it covered, but only in a general sense. But do you think this would be a failure?
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. But do you think this would be a failure?
No...."Failure" means it would have the same (negative) effect 100% of the time, which is not the case with your car.
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Alright...looks like I'm going to have to call them up and ask if it would be covered.
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