Ceelo totheworld: Exquisite 2pt video ! I would love to see you guys do a m62tu v8 vanos
repair since it's so common
jorgemarr: Excellent two part video
mackalino1: Ok I went onto your web site, and there are NO part stocked under "PCV".. I
only see the "CCV" witch I believe are the two springs with the orange in
color rubber type top that covers the spring on each side of the engine..
xangobaun: just bought the car it's a 2006 550i with a 4.8L. the car does nice start
up and no smoke which i can see but when the car is at idle then my friend
told me it is smoking and last night i had it sitting at idle then i could
smell smoke when i rev it up a big bulk of smoke comes out would this be
the symptom or the valve seal. the reason i am asking is, valve seal is
when the car sits for couple of days then you see smoke at start up. please
BavarianAuto: You would load the cats with oil, which is not a good thing. If you do
drive it, keep a very close eye on the oil level.
mackalino1: I went to the BMW dealer & inquired about this PCV SYSTEM and they had NO
knowledge of the part. Dose anyone out there know the actual name of the
part that is being changed?? I have an 2006 750i (Sports Package)
alawabidingcitizen: Thank you. I ended up replacing the whole cover not just valve. Result:
Still smoke puff at start up, sometimes. Suction from dipstick went from
too much to barely feel it. Engine sounds softer. Could it be the front
intake manifold cover? The thick hose that attaches to the bottom of the
cover from driver's side with a spring seemed wiggly as if it wasn't
connected to anything on the other end? Is that normal? Bottom of front
manifold cover is a little oily?
benlit13: Mate this is a great DIY vid, will be needing to do this install next week.
My 535i v8 has a bad idle, blows some smoke at startup, and is making
strange noise's like a squealing (releasing a balloon ) noise 30sec after
shut down. Im assuming this would be the cause of my problems. ? Well done
and keep up the great work, look forward to viewing more of these DIY's.
BavarianAuto: Typical symptoms can include; oil usage, oil smoke from the exhaust,
symptoms that would point to an intake vacuum leak, suction in the
crankcase (when you remove the dipstick) or a whistling noise.
ccrider: you could have shown us where the old part failed. i've seen where guys can
get away with replacing just the cap. it's a lot easier too and only takes
BavarianAuto: The N62 V8 is a different design from the M60/M62 V8 that is detailed in
the video. The Crankcase ventilation check valves are incorporated into the
round caps that are on the forward ends of the two valve covers. The valves
are easy to replace. See the post on our Tech Blog at blog.bavauto.com ...
search for N62 PCV , in the blog's search box.
BavarianAuto: @87sunset87 - Yes, your symptoms certainly do seem to point at the PCV
410jasons: After I replaced mine it now makes a loud sound?
BavarianAuto: Yes, the typical failure is that he rubber diaphragm ruptures. In this
case, if you remove the round "cap" and diaphragm from the new check valve
assembly you can just install this on the old assembly (after removing the
old cap and diaphragm.
5150santana: I pulled the pipe with the spring all the way out. It went back in with a
little resistance should i be conserened?
goma3: What are the symptoms of PCV system in need of replacement/going bad?
ahmad ismail: i love you BavarianAuto.. u guys are the best, nice work, clean and pro..
BavarianAuto: Thanks for your encouragement!
Puttarak Rak: Yep now I'm have same problem and will fix in this month same. Cost for
part about 120 US$ in dealer Thailand. Labour fee is free because I'm will
do by myself.
Fendrickson: Local dealer quoted this at $1300 on a 2000 740iL.. took some time and
patience but just finished on my own thanks to your videos (and parts) for
about $70. Can't beat that... did the valve cover gaskets and spark plugs
while I was in there and the thing runs like new. Thank you!
Homerraas: For a 10 min OSV swap search for kKNeN8tR3wM
Andrew Thompson: Great video, great car!
robert Wu: Such a great video. Thank you Mr. Otto! I had this problem on all the BMW
V8 engines. I could have saved lots of money by doing this myself by
watched your video. I will get parts from your guys when the problem
happens to me again in the future.
BavarianAuto: From your comment, we assume that you have an N62 V8. The crankcase
ventilation check valves are indeed the two caps that fit onto the forward
ends of the engine's valve covers. In this case, the units that you found
at bavauto.com , by searching PCV, are indeed correct.
alawabidingcitizen: Thank you for the detailed video. My 2001 740i is doing the start up smoke
sometimes and I'm ready to act yet haven't bought the part nor decided
which way to do it. I would like your advice on this: Since there is no
moving parts other than the valve - which is the supposed faulty part - and
since it can be difficult for someone like me to go through surprises that
can arise, including hoses and not having every tool out there, can I just
buy the valve and pop it up and replace it? Thanks much!
410jasons: My BMW is a 2000 540i
BavarianAuto: Yes, by far, the most common fault is that the diaphragm ruptures. In this
case, you can indeed separate the diaphragm assembly and just replace it,
without removing the complete check valve cover assembly.
BavarianAuto: BMW just calls it a "cover". We do have these in-stock in our online store.
We have both original BMW and aftermarket. Just search "PCV" at
BavAuto.com, or call our advisors at 800-535-2002.
BavarianAuto: @noahtheviking We have a valve cover gasket DIY article in our Fasttimes
Newsletter. The DIY was done on a V8, but a 6-cylinder would be similar
(easier, actually). Additionally, the Bentley repair manual will detail the
procedure for your BMW model. See the newsletter article on our web site
BAVAUTO dot COM and click on "Free Newsletters" on the left side of the
page, then go to the FALL 2009 issue. We have the gaskets and Bentley
manuals in-stock at BAVAUTO dot COM, as well.
BavarianAuto: Gee .... thanks! Really, though, thank you for the kind words.
Mike Torbert: My car just started smoking bad after I got off the freeway today. I need
to make the same 25 mile journey back home to install the new part. Am I
going to do any major damage to my car by driving it 25 miles on the
freeway with a bad CCV? Thanks for your help!
BavarianAuto: Great! Thanks for sharing.
rudebuoy007: I ENJOY THESE VIDEO FROM BAVARIAN AUTOS, EXPLANATIONS ARE VERY INFORMATIVE,
CLEAR AND CONCISE....KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BAVAUTO. LOOKING FORWARD TO
MORE. DO HAVE ONE QUESTION THOUGH, AND IT IS LIKE PULLING TEETH.
I USE TO HAVE OIL CHANGE DONE AT CAR WASH PLACE FOR A FEW YEARS, CARE WAS
NOT TAKEN TO REMOVE THE OIL HOUSING CAP AND AS A RESULT, THE MOUNTS WERE
SHEARED OFF....LOOKED LIKE THE EASIEST THING TO REPLACE, BUT I AM CATCHING
HELL WITH REMOVING IT...DO YU HAVE A VIDEO TO SHOW HOW IT SHOULD BE
PROPERLY DONE, BOUGHT NEW MOUNTS BUT CANT GET THE OLD ONES OFF...PLEASE ANY
SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED.
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