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    Is that a new CCV valve? Yes it is. Goodbye catch can

    Update.

    Got my car back. New (used) engine, new CCV valve and hoses, new DISA valve, new VCG, Oil pan gasket, OFHG, oil filter, secondary air pump hose, lower radiator hose, and freon recharge. Car idles silently and pulls amazingly hard and smoothly.

    Interestingly enough, the mechanic wasn't very happy about my catch can setup--according to him, it was installed incorrectly (needed to pass through the CCV and not into the intake manifold). He also stated that heater hoses were detrimental to the oil passing though.

    Next step is to go back and pick up the old engine--planning to pull the head myself. I'm as curious to know what caused the valve to fail. I'll report back when I have it off!

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    Sounds like you are a happy camper. Congrats !

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    Quote Originally Posted by usinjin View Post
    Update.

    Got my car back. New (used) engine, new CCV valve and hoses, new DISA valve, new VCG, Oil pan gasket, OFHG, oil filter, secondary air pump hose, lower radiator hose, and freon recharge. Car idles silently and pulls amazingly hard and smoothly.

    Interestingly enough, the mechanic wasn't very happy about my catch can setup--according to him, it was installed incorrectly (needed to pass through the CCV and not into the intake manifold). He also stated that heater hoses were detrimental to the oil passing though.

    Next step is to go back and pick up the old engine--planning to pull the head myself. I'm as curious to know what caused the valve to fail. I'll report back when I have it off!
    glad you got it taken care of!

    re: the CCV - it definitely does not need to be routed through the CCV, that is why the PCV valve is used. re: the heater hose - it should stand up to the oil, but it's too weak for vacuum - it will collapse. you need high pressure oil-resistant hose.
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    congrats on getting it back
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    +1 congrats! Keep us updated...


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    Quote Originally Posted by slater View Post

    re: the CCV - it definitely does not need to be routed through the CCV, that is why the PCV valve is used. re: the heater hose - it should stand up to the oil, but it's too weak for vacuum - it will collapse. you need high pressure oil-resistant hose.
    Yep! It took me a trip to 7 different places to find the right stuff for my catch can

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    From personal experience, unless you really want to save money, rebuild. Youre going to risk finding other problems but when you're done you're going to know the motor is solid.

    Several years ago I learned I had bad compression on 3 cylinders. I went with a swap and despite not having any issues with the motor I still wish I'd gone w a rebuild just for the peace of mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asiah119 View Post
    From personal experience, unless you really want to save money, rebuild. Youre going to risk finding other problems but when you're done you're going to know the motor is solid.

    Several years ago I learned I had bad compression on 3 cylinders. I went with a swap and despite not having any issues with the motor I still wish I'd gone w a rebuild just for the peace of mind.
    A bit late for that, considering it's all buttoned up :-)

    Luckily, the motor came out of a car of a friend of mine (he lives about 10 mins from me)--he's owned a least a dozen-odd BMWs over the years and he takes care of them well. Regular maintainence and all that.

    If I went the rebuild route, I'd end up spending thousands more on a motor that I don't know the history of. I've had this car for 5 months--who knows what it's been through. It could have additional issues, perhaps this is even related to the death of the valve. Who knows, the Floridian who owned this could very well have driven it to death, with low oil, overheated it, subjected it to aggressive use without ever providing proper maintanence--the new motor actually gives me a better piece of mind in this case :-)

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