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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 05-27-2014, 06:37 PM
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2004 BMW 530i e60 Fuel Canister Purge Valve Replacement

I have the new one ready to install but I cannot figure out how to or where to re-attach the vacuum hose on the underside of the manifold. Please tell me I do not have to remove it to put it back on!!! I cannot find it in the Bentley manual for replacement. Please help me!
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:27 PM
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Alright guys. Its the P0444 code. I know I am not the only DIY guy to deal with this nor to replace this. I really just need to know where the vacuum tube hooks up? Is it on the throttle housing or manifold? Anyone? Come on.... out with it.
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:17 PM
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Hi, were you able to find out where the hose attaches? I have same car and problem. Hose came loose from under the manifold.
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:29 PM
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Yes...up under the manifold. Hope you have tiny little hands.....if not going to have to pull the manifold to put that stupid little vacuum hose on.
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:13 PM
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Thank you for the quick response! See my car under "new member introductions". Love the car, but have to replace the purge valve. Can I see the attachment point with a mirror? My hands are not small, but, if I know the place that the hose attaches, I could maybe feed the hose up and get it put on. Maybe, use a stiff wire attached along side of the hose? Is the attachment point straight up, or to the left or the right? I know that I'm asking a lot!
Thank you for your help!
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:20 PM
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You cannot see it. I'm fairly certain you will have to remove the manifold. It really is not that bad and depending on how many miles you have on it it's a good idea to do it anyway. You will want to change the oil filter gasket on the block while you have it off. If you do not have a Bentley Manual get a set. They are great. Just turned 303000 on my car. Love it every time I drive it.
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:28 PM
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Thank you. Wow! 303,000 miles. Fantastic!
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:37 PM
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I would drive it anywhere. It is my daily and I travel the Midwest for work.
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:24 PM
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Update

Car is fixed! You were right, intake had to come off to reattach that little hose. Makes no sense to me, that where you can easily reach the purge valve, out in the open at the front of the motor, one of the hoses has a locking tab that really keeps it in place. But, where the hose is hidden, back under the manifold, it is just a slip on connection... one that easily falls off! My indie said, he thinks BMW goes "if it works complicated, why make it simple"! Anyway, I can highly recommend the shop. Roberts Automotive. Mountville, PA. Near Lancaster, PA. He put a small hose clamp on the "hidden" hose so that it won't come off again. Very reasonable charge. Runs better than ever!
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:30 PM
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That's great.
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Old 05-20-2016, 03:06 AM
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wat's dat noise
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300k miles!!!! wow....i must be just running in my car at 130k miles then......
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Old 05-20-2016, 04:31 AM
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I think it's like 304 right now. Take care of it and it will do the same....or buy 3 of any other make and you can get to 300k. Lol. If something is off fix it right away is what I've learned. If not they will go down hill fast! I'd like to get 400 out of it. We'll see. I drive it throughout the Midwest daily. Time for new Bilsteins on the back though.
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