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Old 09-17-2009, 09:36 PM   #31
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i might be doing my cooling system i spring
im in for a cooling system swap meet
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:05 AM   #32
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Ok...I will revive this post in the spring and see what interest we get and if Max_VQ can "supervise us".
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:35 AM   #33
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Ok...I will revive this post in the spring and see what interest we get and if Max_VQ can "supervise us".
mesbo care to tell me where your buddy's shop is.. i may take my car to him for ccv replacement. Feel free to pm me or post it here.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:34 PM   #34
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Thx for reviving this post. It's been crazy the past 4 months, so I've not thought about coolant overhaul or anything. I'm at 125k, so I'm going to risk it until next year, unless we can get this discussion going and have a meet/fix or something. I even wanted to hit buffalo for tires, but that never happened and I'm on wear bars now hoping to last the season until winter swap. Last week I got my first ABS/parking/traction light issue which should be the ABS module - has not come on since, but I'm waiting for it

As for my buddy's shop - PM sent.

I actually did the CCV myself, even though my buddy could have done it quicker and without me suffering any backpain. It took me way longer over 2 days, but it feels good to get it done yourself. Now I can do it in about 3-4 hours no sweat. I ordered most parts from bimmerspecialist/autopartsway, making sure to get the cold weather version (I don't think you can get the regular one these days). I even talked to the BMW parts guy as they always carry the parts since it's a defect and he said it's a good DIY project. DO NOT order the parts from dealership and DO NOT get the newly designed dip stick (400+). You only need the CCV and the 4 tubes. The oil dip stick tube you just clean out and replace the O-ring if needed.

Here are the links that I used:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=379225
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...3#post17173723
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=409240

read up on these too:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...1#post16590164
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=354754

I can try and assist you as well. The biggest time waster was not having the proper torx bits....to take off this one part was stupid hard b/c I had the wrong bits so I tried to make another tool work (2 hours wasted for nothing). Make sure you got the tools listed in the DIY before you start. I'm in the 401/DVP area, so I can try and pop by.

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Old 07-05-2010, 02:42 PM   #35
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i got all the tools my problem is time... as i am out for work almost everyday and weekend time is limited... i tried to take apart as much as i could to see how deep i have to delve in to do this and i was stuck at trying to take tb/icv out mostly because all my clamps were facing down and i would have to cut them to get to it.

Another thing i thought about was to remove the intake manifold completely. I have tons of tools and lots of torx bits/drivers so thats not an issue.. my issue is time and while i am in there if another part is wrecked or needs to be replaced then id be screwed as i am ordering parts from us to save myself the local rape.

I am at dvp/eglinton area so not very far ... i am still thinking if i should do it myself vs take it in... if i am doing myself and if i got some or any help if its feasible do it in a day or not...
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:42 AM   #36
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You are close by (I grew up in that area). It can be done in 1 day if nothing else breaks. I suggest doing this on a day that the dealership is open just in case you need to grab a quick part.

As for your comments:

1) The clamps are retarded to take off, but can be done without cutting them, just takes patience and small screwdrivers or ratchet with bit. Max_VQ recommends a mirror which came in handy (I have one for this).

2) It will be easier to do this with manifold off, but I did not go this route as I had no vacuum leaks.

I posted this link to a distribution piece. I did not do it, but now thinking I should have b/c you are taking it off anyways. Mine felt light and did not contain oil since I changed the CCV as a preventative measure only.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...1#post16590164

I know that everyone's time is limited these days. For me, the days just run into each other. The only day that would work for me to swing by would be a Saturday morning - my wife is going to kill me for taking time out for this, so it has to be early so I can get back by like 10am. I mean like 7am you are tearing it all apart. If you can tear it down to the point you were last time the night before, it would speed things up. If Saturday does not work then we can risk a Sunday with no dealership - again super early.
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:38 AM   #37
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Man I jinxed it!

Yesterday, I hear a swoosh sound...damn...think it's the fan clutch/blade.
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:58 PM   #38
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Yesterday, I hear a swoosh sound...damn...think it's the fan clutch/blade.
i will have to see if i can squeeze some time and let you know... thank you for offering to help me with this.

Also re: your swish maybe a mini meet is in order so we can compare notes and hear these noises... let me know when you have some time and we can meet somewhere half way.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:15 AM   #39
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Ok, so over at another forum, they confirmed that the swoosh/woosh sound is normal during this heat wave in stop/go traffic. If the woosh sound was on all the time, especially during first cold start up, then the fan clutch is locked up and must be replaced. I have not heard it in 2 days b/c I've not been downtown and less stop/go. I will still need to do a cooling overhaul.

Back to CCV - let me know timing and we can work something out.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:19 AM   #40
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How much will the shop charge for replace the CCV?

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Old 07-20-2010, 12:11 AM   #41
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$600-$700 with labour and parts + taxes. I would give rocco at rmp a call and see how much he is a little too far for me but knows his stuff.
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