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Hello all,

I'm looking to replace my CCV system to a cold climate version. I'm also going to be replacing the valve cover gasket, and all associated vacuum lines. I have just started searching for parts. I did some work last month on the coolant system and bought most of my parts thru europarts.com.

I was wondering where everyone buys most of their parts? I'm going to do some searching for past forums on parts but just thought I would ask first.

Thanks for the information in advance and hope everyone is having a happy new year!
 

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I like fcpeuro better than ecstuning. Lifetime parts warrantee, cheaper shipping, equally good customer service, and competitive price matching.

Consider also replacing the oil filter housing gasket at the same time as the CCV parts. Makes it a lot easier and the gasket is only $5.
 

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I like fcpeuro better than ecstuning. Lifetime parts warrantee, cheaper shipping, equally good customer service, and competitive price matching.

Consider also replacing the oil filter housing gasket at the same time as the CCV parts. Makes it a lot easier and the gasket is only $5.
Thanks for the info.

Is there any other basic gaskets to change while doing the CCV system and valve cover gasket? The car has the notorious oil burning smell, which appears to be coming from the valve cover gasket. It has been driven for about 2500 miles now since I bought it. Uses no oil just has the smell...

I want to change the CCV system just because I don't know if and when it has ever been replaced. I also live in Iowa where it should have the cold climate system. I figure changing the system is a lot cheaper than having to change out an engine seal if the CCV system is truly failing.
 

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Is there any other basic gaskets to change while doing the CCV system and valve cover gasket?
This is the list of stuff I do when going in that deep. You only want to do this once and the parts are cheap.

OFHG
VANOS oil line
CCV valve and 4 hoses
All vacuum lines
Air distribution manifold o-rings
Dipstick o-rings
Dipstick tube o-ring
Upper and lower intake boots
Clean ICV and TB
DISA o-ring
DISA rebuild (if needed)
TB gasket
 

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Hello all,

I'm looking to replace my CCV system to a cold climate version. I'm also going to be replacing the valve cover gasket, and all associated vacuum lines. I have just started searching for parts. I did some work last month on the coolant system and bought most of my parts thru europarts.com.

I was wondering where everyone buys most of their parts? I'm going to do some searching for past forums on parts but just thought I would ask first.

Thanks for the information in advance and hope everyone is having a happy new year!
Here’s a good list of some popular/reliable parts vendors, many of which are forum sponsors: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=16331131&postcount=267.

I’ve bought from most all of them, however, and by far prefer FCP Euro. They offer a lifetime warranty on everything they sell, and they treat you like a lifetime customer, as well.

Regarding the CCV and VCG, stick to Genuine BMW for both. The CCV valve/hoses can be had for just under $100 and the VCG will run around $40.

Bali’s got you covered with other shared labor repairs, and as far a recommend brands go, it depends on the part but I usually stick with OE/OEM: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=16792290#post16792290.
 

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