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Replacing the BMW M54 Crankcase Ventilation System, Part 1 of 3

Learn how to replace the crankcase ventilation system (PCV) on your BMW. In this three-part series, Bavarian Otto shows you how to do it yourself and save hundreds of dollars over what a dealer would charge. Everything you need for the job is available in our online store at http://www.bavauto.com/ Have a tech question about your BMW or MINI? Find the answer at http://blog.bavauto.com/


 


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Replacing the BMW M54 Crankcase Ventilation System, Part 2 of 3
Learn how to replace the crankcase ventilation system (PCV) on your BMW. In this three-part series, Bavarian Otto shows you how to do it yourself and save hundreds of dollars over what a dealer would charge. Everything you need for the job is available in our online store at http://www.bavauto.com/ Have a tech question about your BMW or MINI? Find the answer at http://blog.bavauto.com/





Part 1- Replacing a BMW 6-cylinder valve cover gasket
PART 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-TLgNCmTlY PART 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6MwYafETIA BLOG ARTICLE: http://blog.bavauto.com/go/vcg "Like" us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BavarianAutosport "Follow" us on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/BavAuto "Subscribe" to us on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/BavarianAuto Visit our online store - http://www.bavauto.com/ All of the items shown in these videos are available in our online store at http://www.bavauto.com/. Need additional tech help? Please visit our tech blog for thousands of Tech and DIY BMW and MINI articles at: http://blog.bavauto.com/ --- In this two part video series Otto will show you how to replace the valve cover gasket on the M50, M52, M52TU, M56, M54, S50, S52 and S54 6-cylinder BMW engines. These engines have been used in various 3, 5, X and Z models from the early '90s through the mid '00s. Note that while these procedures are shown on an E53 X5 (00-06) BMW with the M54 3.0 engine, they can also be applied to the E36, E46, E34, E39, E60, E85 and E86 3, 5, X and Z 6-cylinder models. Some will look slightly different or have slightly different hardware but, the basic points and procedures are the same. --- Part 1 - Valve cover removal steps: In this video we will remove the valve cover on a BMW 2002 3.0i X5. Part-2 covers the installation. For a list of the parts and tools used, see the accompanying BLOG post at: http://blog.bavauto.com/go/VCG 1) Some models require that the cowl HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) air inlet tray be removed in order to allow full access to the engine valve cover. This E53 X5 does not require removal of the cowl tray. 2) Remove the engine trim cover. Pry out the two round trim plugs on the trim cover. Remove the two 10mm nuts or bolts. Lift the plastic trim cover off and set aside. NOTE: This earlier "coil on plug" model has the coils secured into place via studs and nuts. On these models, remove the two 10mm securing nuts and pry the metal harness clamp upward to release the harness plug. The coil can then be pulled up and removed. Later M54 engine used the later "pencil style" coils. These coils do not have any bolts or nuts securing them in place. They can just be pulled up and out. See the "pencil coil" replacement video at: http://blog.bavauto.com/go/coils2/ 3) Release the securing clips and pull the harness plugs from the ignition coils. 4) Remove the nuts or bolts securing the coil frames to the valve cover and pull the coils up and out. See note above if you have the "pencil coils" that do not have nut or bolt securing hardware. 5) Unclip the coil plug harness assembly and set aside. Unclip the oxygen sensor harnesses and set aside. 6) Remove the valve cover securing nuts. Loosen and remove in an expanding spiral pattern, starting in the middle of the valve cover. 7) Gently remove the valve cover. Be very careful if applying any prying. this can easily crack the plastic valve covers. 8) Clean the cylinder head gasket mating surfaces with brake parts cleaner and a clean cloth. Now, click on to Part-2 and continue with the installation of the new valve cover gaskets and replacement of the valve cover assembly. --- All products noted in this video can be purchased in our online store, http://www.bavauto.com/, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are also welcome to e-mail us at info@bavauto.com or call into our headquarters and speak to our knowledgeable advisors at (800) 535-2002 (Mon.-Thurs. 8AM to 9PM EST, Fri. 8AM to 7PM EST, and Sat. 9AM to 4PM EST).





Part 1: Replacing Control Arms in a BMW 3 Series or MINI - BavAuto DIY
PART 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsUUSp2xEos PART 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47UbYE3tExM BLOG ARTICLE: http://blog.bavauto.com/go/control-arm "Like" us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BavarianAutosport "Follow" us on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/BavAuto "Subscribe" to us on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/BavarianAuto Visit our online store - http://www.bavauto.com/ All of the items shown in these videos are available in our online store at http://www.bavauto.com/. Need additional tech help? Please visit our tech blog for thousands of Tech and DIY BMW and MINI articles at: http://blog.bavauto.com/ --- In this two part video series Otto will show you how to replace front control arms and control arm bushings on a typical BMW 3-series 84-05 and MINI. Note that while these procedures are shown on an E30 3-series (84-91) BMW, they can also be applied to the E36 3-Series (92-98), E46 3-series (99-05) and MINI models. Of the 3-series and MINI models listed, some will look slightly different or have slightly different hardware but, the basic points and procedures are the same. --- Part one - Control arm and bushing removal steps In this video we will remove the front control arm and control arm bushing on a BMW 3-series (and MINI). Part-2 covers the installation. For a list of the parts and tools used, see the accompanying BLOG post at: http://blog.bavauto.com/go/control-arm 1) Lift and properly support the front of the vehicle, so that the front wheels are off the ground. 2) Remove the wheel/tire assembly. 3) If the swaybar end link is connected to the control arm (as on this E30 and most E36 3-series), remove the nut from the underside of the control arm, that secures the end link bracket to the control arm. 4) Release the outer control arm ball joint as follows; Loosen the nut on the top of the ball joint's tapered pin, but do not fully remove it. Using a 2 lb to 3 lb short handled sledgehammer (properly called, a drilling hammer), give the knuckle area a series of sharp-forceful blows. If the ball joint's tapered pin does not release from the knuckle, try using a pry-bar to provide downward pressure on the end of the control arm .... while hitting the knuckle with the hammer. This can take a good series of multiple HARD blows with the hammer. If the tapered pin is still not releasing, you will have to resort to a "pickle-fork". Insert the pickle-fork between the ball joint and the knuckle and use the hammer to force the pickle-fork between the two parts. If you get the pickle fork as far as it will go and the joint is still not separating, try repeating the blows to the knuckle (as in the first sequence), with the pickle-fork in place. NOTE: Never use a pickle-fork to separate the ball joints if you intend to reuse the control arm (and ball joints), as the fork will typically tear the ball joint's rubber boot. 5) Release the inner ball joint in a similar fashion to the outer ball joint, with the exception that you will be hitting the cast area of the control arm, where the ball-joint mounts into the arm. Note that it may be necessary to resort to the pickle-fork due to a lack of area to use the hammer, as a first course of action. 6) Remove the rear control arm bushing mount bracket by removing the two bolts securing the bracket to the vehicle. Note the position and overall relationship of the bracket and how it is mounted to the uni-body frame rail, for the future re-installation. 7) Fully remove the nuts on the ball joints and lower the control arm and bushing assembly from the vehicle. NOTE: If you are re-using the control arm bushing mounting brackets and installing new bushings in the brackets, follow steps 8-10. If you are installing pre-assembled bushing and bracket assemblies, skip to step 11. 8) Use the control arm bushing removal/install tool to remove the bushing and bracket assembly from the end of the control arm pin. 9) Using a hydraulic press, press the bushing out of the bushing mount bracket. 10) Using a hydraulic press, press the new bushing into the mount bracket. Note if there are any alignment marks to tend with. The new bushing will either install in the same manner as the old original bushing (alignment marks, etc.), or it will come with an installation sheet outlining the proper installation. Now, click on to Part-2 and continue with the installation of the new control arm and bushing assemblies. --- All products noted in this video can be purchased in our online store, http://www.bavauto.com/, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are also welcome to e-mail us at info@bavauto.com or call into our headquarters and speak to our knowledgeable advisors at (800) 535-2002 (Mon.-Thurs. 8AM to 9PM EST, Fri. 8AM to 7PM EST, and Sat. 9AM to 4PM EST).





Changing the Engine Oil in a BMW or MINI -- Vacuum Method
BLOG ARTICLE:http://blog.bavauto.com/8511 "Like" us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BavarianAutosport "Follow" us on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/BavAuto "Subscribe" to us on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/BavarianAuto Visit our online store - http://www.bavauto.com/ All of the items shown in these videos are available in our online store at http://www.bavauto.com/. Need additional tech help? Please visit our tech blog for thousands of Tech and DIY BMW and MINI articles at: http://blog.bavauto.com/ --- In this DIY video we'll show you how to change the oil in your BMW or MINI (and even other makes & models) using the vacuum oil changer. This method and tool are applicable to BMW, MINI and others that have an engine oil dipstick (and dip stick tube). Changing the oil in your BMW or MINI yourself is a great way to save money. There are two methods you can use in a DIY (do-it-yourself) oil change. In the first method, you drain the oil from below via the oil pan drain plug. This would typically be accomplished by jacking up the car and supporting it with jack stands, or by driving the front wheels up onto ramps. Ramps are very convenient and can be purchased at many auto parts and department stores. If you prefer to use a floor jack and jack-stands (also handy for future tasks that require the wheels or suspension to hang free), we show you how to select and use floor jacks and jack-stands in the Winter 2009 and Spring 2009 Fast Times newsletters. http://www.bavauto.com/newsletter/2009_n109_newsletter.pdf http://www.bavauto.com/newsletter/2009_n209_newsletter.pdf In the second method (the one we will show you, here), you use a vacuum pump to suck the oil out through the dipstick tube. This method is applicable to BMWs and MINIs where the oil filter can be accessed from under the hood (i.e. without jacking up the car). Note that some late model BMWs do not have oil dipsticks, and some oil filters cannot be accessed from above. In these cases, the oil must be drained from below. Follow along as we perform an oil and filter change on a late model, 6-cylinder BMW. Here are the tools and parts used for this job (Some of the parts or tools may not be needed for one or the other oil removal method (see above) or particular BMW/MINI model: TOOLS: * Bentley repair manuals: http://www.bavauto.com/se1.asp?dept_id=5228 * Oil evacuation/extraction tool: http://www.bavauto.com/fland.asp?part=PE30899 * Oil filter wrench and oil change tools -- required for certain models: http://www.bavauto.com/se1.asp?dept_id=5112 * Ultimate oil filler funnel: http://www.bavauto.com/fland.asp?part=OFBMW1000 * Oil absorbent pads: http://www.bavauto.com/fland.asp?part=25201 * Oil change drain pan -- for undercar method: http://www.bavauto.com/fland.asp?part=616 * Form-A-Funnel -- for undercar method: http://www.bavauto.com/fland.asp?part=18609 * Disposable work gloves: http://www.bavauto.com/fland.asp?part=sg%20375l * 13mm to 17mm sockets and ratchet for filter removal (17mm for this application) * 13mm to 19mm socket and ratchet or box-end wrench for drain plug (under-car draining) PARTS: * Oil filter: http://www.bavauto.com/se1.asp?dept_id=5106 * Motor oil -- Lubro-Moly, Red Line or BMW brand: http://www.bavauto.com/se1.asp?dept_id=5107 * Magnetic drain plug: http://www.bavauto.com/se1.asp?dept_id=5283 -------- All products noted in this video can be purchased in our online store, http://www.bavauto.com/, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are also welcome to e-mail us at info@bavauto.com or call into our headquarters and speak to our knowledgeable advisors at (800) 535-2002 (Mon.-Thurs. 8AM to 9PM EST, Fri. 8AM to 7PM EST, and Sat. 9AM to 4PM EST).





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Crankcase Vent Valve Issue, BMW 2004 E46
Burning the oil out after cleaning the spark plugs. Time to change the oil separator. BMW sells a kit to replace their defective valve/separator design. Update: No problems after CCV replacement Background: CCV fails, allowing oil into the engine cylinders and coating the spark plugs, causing the engine to flood and not start. To be sure this is your issue, pull a plug and see if its covered in oil, if so pull them all and clean them with de-greaser. I made the video to see what would happen on the first start since the cylinders were coated in oil still. Just to be clear, this smoke only happened for a few minutes after I cleaned and replaced the oil covered spark plugs. After that, the car was back to running clean even with the bad CCV. The reason to replace the CCV valve is so you don't have the oil flood again.





BMW Valve Cover and Spark Plug Replacement M54 Engine Part 1
Valve cover replacement procedure and spark plug replacemet procedure with tips on how to ensure a good installation. Also steps on replacing spark plugs and ignition coils.





In Tank Electric Fuel Pump Diagnosis and Replacement BMW 3 Series e46
This is a really easy job. I bet the stealer would charge a bundle to do this job. The part cost $148. The car had 164k miles when this (original) pump went out.





BMW 325i Ugly Hazy Headlight Restoration by Headlight Restoration Service Florida
http://www.FixMyHeadlights.com This BMW 325i headlights restoration took a doing. These headlights had passed the yellow stage gone through the hazy cloudy stage of oxidation. They were among the worst headlights that we have ever restore. Never the less we were able to give these headlights a new look after our headlight restoration service. Fixmyheadlights.com have been restoring headlights in south Florida in the Miami Dade, Broward county area for the past 3 years. The headlights in this video were restored in Lauderhill Florida close to Coral Springs Tamarac and Sunrise. Mr Parks was very happy and pleased with our headlight restoration service. His headlights in a like new look condition dramatically improved the appearance of his car and also increased his SAFETY as well.





BMW PCV Replacement (Breather System, Throttle Body, Idle Control Valve, Dip Stick) FCP Euro
http://www.fcpeuro.com/BMW-parts/ ► We're back with Gareth Foley to walk you through a complete PCV system replacement. We also pull out many other components such as the throttle body & gasket, disa valve, mass airflow sensor, dipstick gasket, idle control valve, and others on an M52TU motor. Give us a call at 1-877-634-0063 or leave a comment if you have any questions, and don't forget to subscribe! BMW PCV Breather System Kit (M54) - Genuine/ Meyle/ CRP M54PCVOE http://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-pcv-breather-system-kit-m54-genuine-mey le-m54pcvoe BMW Throttle Body (E36 E39 E46) - Hella 13541433414 http://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-throttle-body-e36-e39-e46-hella-1354143 3414 BMW Idle Control Valve (ICV) - Bosch 0280140545 http://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-idle-control-valve-icv-oem-0280140545 Volvo PCV Breather System Replacement (850 turbo) FCP Euro http://youtu.be/otzkZ_f3Y3s BMW Oil Dipstick Seal - CRP 11431740045 http://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-oil-dipstick-seal-11431740045





BEST of BMW M5 V10!! BURNOUT, DRIFTS, REVS!!
This video is a compilation of the best BMW M5 E60 V10 Exhaust sounds I have filmed in the last few years. In this video you can hear the start up sound from the V10 engine, some very loud revs, burnouts, drifts and mindblowing accelerations! Just listen to the V10 engine sound, it's amazing! Maybe the best V10 ever made? Don't forget to Like & Share this video! Follow me: http://www.Gumbal.tv 1st Channel: http://www.YouTube.com/GUMBAL 2nd Channel: http://www.YouTube.com/GUMBALTV 3rd Channel: http://www.YouTube.com/CarChannelClassic FACEBOOK: http://www.fb.com/GUMBALTV INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/GUMBALTV TWITTER: http://Twitter.com/GUMBALTV GOOGLE+: https://plus.google.com/+Gumbal Thanks you for watching my videos. All feedback on my videos are appreciated! Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to my channel. More videos coming up! - Hans





PS Profis | Korrekter 3er BMW + Outtakes
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BMW Oil seperator (chubacca noises)
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