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  1. M56 Valve Cover Swap - Positive Crankcase Pressure?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi Guys! Long time member here. Recently completed a full m56 Valve cover swap - including PCV delete. I'm now getting a large amount of positive pressure through the crankcase which is leading to oil leaks around the engine. When removing the Oil fill cap I get the sound of air pushing out...
  2. Any E46 ECS Tuning Oil Catch Can

    Engine & Performance
    Lightly used ECS Tuning oil catch can (8oz version). https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-parts/ecs-tuning-baffled-oil-catch-can-8oz/003779ecs05-02~a/ Picture: https://imgur.com/a/XAmnSQb I ran this setup from April through November and only had to empty the catch can a couple of times during the...
  3. Oil dipstick tube install

    General E46 Forum
    So I just replaced my ccv lines which was a bitch and I'm putting my car back together. I can't find the hole to put the dipstick tube in. Please help
  4. Oil Seperator

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys I'm about to order a replacement oil seperator. I was wondering if there was a recommended one I should use. I'm on a budget right now and I'm considering this $40 one on Amazon
  5. e46 M43 engine Ccv/pcv remove/install new

    General E46 Forum
    Hello guys, Need some help with my e46 coupe from 2000 with a m43 engine, I want to replace my pcv/ccv.. (1) I see two hoses, one water, and one air, right? Is there a small amount of water coming from that hose? (3) I can just simply take those two hoses loose from the engine and ccv with...
  6. Head gasket blown or PCV valve dirty?

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, just wanted a third plus opinion on something regarding my 2000 328i... Pre-story: Overheated a few times on a drive to LA through the grapevine (30min wait between going again, I know I ****ed up here). Months before this, noticed coolant was continually low, so kept topping up...
  7. CCV kit advice from FCPEuro

    General E46 Forum
    How do you guys feel about this kit? https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-pcv-breather-system-cold-climate-version-m54pcvcold-1 It looks solid to me other than the aftermarket brands I see. Has anyone had experience with Rein or CRP? Also, for anyone who has done this DIY, should I buy a new...
  8. Oil in CCV hoses after replacing CCV

    General E46 Forum
    My 2001 330ci (140k miles) had been burning a large amount of oil (more than 1 quart every 500 miles), so I decided to replace the CCV, all the hoses connecting to it, and the oil filter housing gasket. After I completed the job, my car still burns the same amount of oil. I finally pulled off...
  9. To those who did the CCV Delete/Catch Can install?

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Do you now have vacuum in the crankcase? I removed my CCV, plugged the oil return line and installed a air/water separator to catch the oil w/ a in-line PCV valve. Now there is vacuum in the crankcase, enough vacuum that removing the oil cap becomes difficult and makes a loud depressurizing...
  10. CCV Needs Replacement?

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    My 2004 330i ZHP with about 75,000mi encountered some difficulties this winter when it was cold and snowy. Symptoms were a rough idle, hesitation, and reduced power. I don't have a long commute and it was parked outside, so I suspect a CCV issue. The car did pop a SES light with codes P0171...
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