View Full Version : ICV in e36 6cyl

12-01-2005, 02:51 AM
Where exactly is it? anyone got a pic?

I want to clean mine cause i replaced my o2 sensors and idle is still a little shakey (between 400-650 rpm)

its probably a good idea to clean it anyway

12-01-2005, 03:04 AM
It's right under the intake manifold. Reach under the throttle body, under the manifold you'll feel a 1" thick tube, the other end leads to the ICV. It's in a pretty hard to reach location.

Basically remove your airflow meter, the airbox if you have one, and the throttle body boot. That'll get you some more space to work with. It's a cylinder shape, two hoses going into it, and a plug on the other end.

I'm sure someone will post of pic of one.

12-01-2005, 03:36 AM
Cool, i'll probably do this in the AM then, but a pic would be great. thanks as always nelson!

12-01-2005, 01:08 PM

And it will look something like:
Credit to original poster on bf.c

12-01-2005, 04:51 PM
Ok, ima look for it, im still not sure exactly where in the car it is, but i'll try to follow nelson's instructions.

(if i pull out my alternator and the car wont work anymore i may need some towing:D)

12-01-2005, 05:09 PM
You don't need to pull the alternator.

The throttle body rubber elbow has a fat hose coming out the bottom, follow that under the manifold and it will lead you to the ICV.

12-01-2005, 06:25 PM
thinair: I was joking man, i meant if i pull the wrong thing out aka accidentally pull out my alternator

12-01-2005, 11:55 PM
Its a ****ing pain to get to on my 325is i had. But well worth the time to clean it. My cars idle was rock solid after.