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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). Picture: 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? 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...