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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 05-26-2015, 10:54 AM
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PCV Crankcase Vent Valve

Can anyone explain the different between the winter PCV and the regular PCV. I know, if you live in cold place, you have to use the winter PCV. My question is can I use the winter PCV if you live in tropical place? I appreciate for the all input. Thank you.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:55 AM
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There's no need for you to get the cold CCV if you live in Hawaii. It has extra insulation and makes it very difficult to install.
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:45 AM
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Situation is; I bought a car that was shipped here from east cost and the previous owner told me that the PCV in the car right now is for winter. Should I replace it now or I just wait until needs to be replaced?
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:08 PM
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Situation is; I bought a car that was shipped here from east cost and the previous owner told me that the PCV in the car right now is for winter. Should I replace it now or I just wait until needs to be replaced?
It's just a little foam insulation jacket.. No, there is nothing you need to do.
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Situation is; I bought a car that was shipped here from east cost and the previous owner told me that the PCV in the car right now is for winter. Should I replace it now or I just wait until needs to be replaced?
There`s no need to worry about it. The "Winter Version" differs only by it`s thin Styrofoam jacket, which does absolutely nothing anyway....(except to make it almost impossible to install )
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We share the exact same CCV so you'll find lots more about the CCV here ...
- How to test the crankcase ventilation (aka CCV, CVV, PCV, CPV, & OSV) pressure regulating valve system (1)
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There's a special place in Hell reserved for the "engineer" who cooked up that CVV gadget and its plumbing.
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There's a special place in Hell reserved for the "engineer" who cooked up that CVV gadget and its plumbing.
It's always an enigma to me why BMW makes some things so complicated.

Anyway, it's not legal in California, but, some folks have removed the CCV altogether ...
- 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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There's a special place in Hell reserved for the "engineer" who cooked up that CVV gadget and its plumbing.
I came to exactly the same conclusion after I replaced mine.
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I removed the oil filter housing and it was much, much easier. That's the only way I could get the insulated one in.
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Hey guys, what are the PRO and CON to bypass the PCV?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...&postcount=131
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Hey guys, what are the PRO and CON to bypass the PCV?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...&postcount=131
There are lots of threads here, on the E39 Forum, and E46fanatics which lay it all out for you. Use the SEARCH function to get more info.
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