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E46 (1999 - 2006)
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 01-02-2010, 07:17 PM
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What failure caused you to do this job?
I replaced mine preventetively before it started leaking oil (one of the symptoms). Leaking unit can be the cause of increased oil consumption.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:50 PM
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What failure caused you to do this job?
In my case I started using oil more frequently and also had the "walrus sound". I can tell a difference in performance from the replacement.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:13 PM
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I replaced mine preventetively before it started leaking oil (one of the symptoms). Leaking unit can be the cause of increased oil consumption.

Great DIY. I'm replacing mine when it gets warmer. Did you get all the parts from Plaza? I live here in MO. I know they give you a CCA discount.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:30 PM
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Great DIY. I'm replacing mine when it gets warmer. Did you get all the parts from Plaza? I live here in MO. I know they give you a CCA discount.
Oh, no. Plaza is good (they say) for service, but it's the most expensive dealership in town too...I live 5 minutes from Plaza and buy parts there only in a pinch.

I bought mine from Tisher (www.getbmwparts.com) - $150 for a complete set including all hoses
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:05 PM
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I had the occasional "Dead Frog" groan and over 100k miles so I bought the parts last month. Today I had my Indy shop (Valley Motorwerks in the Sacramento area) install the new parts for only 2.1 labor hours. A good deal if you ask me considering I was expecting over 4 hrs based on other's estimates.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:17 PM
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Oh, no. Plaza is good (they say) for service, but it's the most expensive dealership in town too...I live 5 minutes from Plaza and buy parts there only in a pinch.

I bought mine from Tisher (www.getbmwparts.com) - $150 for a complete set including all hoses
Yeah I've gotten parts from Tischer and they are cheaper. I've gotten parts from Plaza and they matched the parts from Tischer. Now I dont know if it's just me because I get parts there all the time. But they are closer and I dont have to wait for shipping. But then again some of the parts from Tischer has free shipping. I'm going to end up doing this DIY but it's going to have to wait till it gets warmer.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:23 PM
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I never noticed others from StL here. Good too see people from back home. I grew up in Arnold. I miss the weather. (mostly the storms, these people up here don't know what a thunderstorm is, a flash of lightning makes it a storm, HA!)
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:31 AM
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You are very welcome. Glad everything worked out for you. As for what hose to connect first, it's whatever works better for you. I tried hose 2 first and had no luck, but I'm glad it took you 10minutes, it took me much longer :-)
When you pulled out your DISA, I noticed the inside is clean, there are no tiny white granules (like sand). When I did this CVV job, I have to extract and clean as far as I can reach inside. I think it is because I have a K&N filter which I tossed out and went back to OEM. Remarkable write up!
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:41 PM
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I have read some really great DIY instructions but I have to say this...man, this is the best one I have read and the pics are outstanding...Move to the head of the class!!!
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:43 PM
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CVV part #

I went to the Tisher site and couldn't locate the CVV. I put CVV and then oil separator in the search engine and turned up no hits. How do I locate the CVV?
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:46 PM
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11617501566 PCV Valve; Pressure Regulating Valve/Oil Separator
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:48 PM
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:32 PM
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I went to the Tisher site and couldn't locate the CVV. I put CVV and then oil separator in the search engine and turned up no hits. How do I locate the CVV?
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Here is the link:

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:43 AM
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Awesome DIY . I love how the instructions are integrated into the pics.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:32 AM
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This was excellent. I took my time and it went very smooth.
Thank you!!
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:26 PM
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Very nice job! Im going to start my maintenance when spring rolls around like flushing all the fluids, my own inspection 1 and 2 and a clutch (which I am going to try a write up on). Im at 113k and clutch has never been changed.
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:04 AM
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Excellent DIY, but I am afraid that it's too complicated for me to do it myself.

I am pretty sure I will break something in the process or forget to put things back in the right order. LOL.

I will take my car to my indy and pay him to get it done if mine is indeed broken. Thanks for the excellent effort though.
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:53 AM
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Alex, so the needed parts are the CVV, vent pipe, connecting line, vent hose, the return pipe and the dipstick housing, right? Do I need any o-rings, etc?
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:09 PM
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Alex, so the needed parts are the CVV, vent pipe, connecting line, vent hose, the return pipe and the dipstick housing, right? Do I need any o-rings, etc?
Jake, if you buy the kit from Tisher it will contain everything you need ($150) and it's cheaper then buying parts separetely. The only additional thing I bought was the lower intake boot, PN 13541435627. You can also buy a throttle housing gasket in addition, PN 11611716174. I just reused mine.

If you do decide to buy everything separately this is the parts list from Lbert's diy:

These are included in Tisher's kit:

11617501566 Oil Separator
11611432559 Oil Separator Hose to Valve Cover
11157532629 Oil Separator Oil Dip Stick hose
11617504535 Oil Separator Connecting Hose
11617504536 Return Pipe from Connecting Hose
11431740045 O-Ring Oil Dip Stick Tube to Oil Pan

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11611716174 Throttle Housing Gasket
13541435627 Air Intake Boot; Lower

Good luck!
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:37 PM
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Pressure Regulating Valve/CCV?

Would a gunky buildup in the engine oil filler neck and dip stick be indicitive of a problem with this part? Changed oil (fully synthetic Mobil 1) less than 6K ago and began to get engine oil level notices and some noticeable power loss. Tried whiping the **** out and running 1 quart of new oil and oil treatment bottle through and 1 week later crap is back and only a matter of time before back to low. See no obvious leaks or anything.
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Old 02-17-2010, 03:06 PM
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A small amount of " BMW Mayo" under the filler cap & dipstick is normal....these are the highest points in the system, where oil residue mixes with condensation and forms the mayo.
Any BMW that uses a quart of oil in 6,000 miles cannot be criticized....that`s pretty damn good, all things considered....
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:29 PM
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PCV System

Okay, I will keep that in mind. Any credibility to the Positive Crankcase Ventilation System being recommended to replace every 30-30k miles, part is supposedly about $60. My X5 is close to 90k and it has never been replaced. Is this related to the milky white or am I getting distracted by information overload on the net?
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:33 PM
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Jake, if you buy the kit from Tisher it will contain everything you need ($150) and it's cheaper then buying parts separetely. The only additional thing I bought was the lower intake boot, PN 13541435627. You can also buy a throttle housing gasket in addition, PN 11611716174. I just reused mine.

If you do decide to buy everything separately this is the parts list from Lbert's diy:

These are included in Tisher's kit:

11617501566 Oil Separator
11611432559 Oil Separator Hose to Valve Cover
11157532629 Oil Separator Oil Dip Stick hose
11617504535 Oil Separator Connecting Hose
11617504536 Return Pipe from Connecting Hose
11431740045 O-Ring Oil Dip Stick Tube to Oil Pan

Additional:
11611716174 Throttle Housing Gasket
13541435627 Air Intake Boot; Lower

Good luck!
Alright so is Tisher a user on Bimmerfest or a parts supplier? I am having a hell of a time getting all the parts and I refuse to go to the dealer so a kit is very attractive right now, does this include everything for the CCV as well as the Oil separator system?
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:44 PM
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Alright so is Tisher a user on Bimmerfest or a parts supplier? I am having a hell of a time getting all the parts and I refuse to go to the dealer so a kit is very attractive right now, does this include everything for the CCV as well as the Oil separator system?
Tisher is here:

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462

Yes, the kit will include everything you need.
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