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/
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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
Have a tech question about your BMW or MINI? Find the answer at
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
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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:
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
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
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,
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welcome to e-mail us at email@example.com or call into our headquarters and
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9PM EST, Fri. 8AM to 7PM EST, and Sat. 9AM to 4PM EST).
Replacing a BMW Self-adjusting Clutch & Dual-mass Flywheel Part 1 of 2
www.bavauto.com -- In this How-To DIY video series (Part-1 and Part-2) we
will be replacing a typical BMW clutch and flywheel. For more details on
this DIY, see our Tech Blog at www.blog.bavauto.com/go/clutchrepair .
These videos show the full removal, replacement and reassembly of the
self-adjusting clutch (SAC) and dual-mass flywheel, special instructions
that MUST be followed in the installation of the self-adjusting clutch,
failure modes of the dual-mass flywheel and finally, installation of the
UUC lightweight flywheel and performance clutch. We will also install the
UUC Short Shift Kit and DSSR. See the separate DIY video for the shifter
install at www.blog.bavauto.com/go/shortshift . All of the parts shown in
this DIY series are available at Bavarian Autosport. Visit our online
store at www.bavauto.com or call or knowledgeable agents at 800-535-2002.
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Part 1: Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid & Filter On A BMW/MINI
blog.BavAuto.com -- Most people think that because BMW and MINI call their
transmission fluids "Lifetime" or "Extended Service" it doesn't have to be
changed. Not true. To get the most out of your transmission and avoid a
costly, catastrophic failure, you should change the fluid and filter every
50,000 miles. Watch Bavarian Otto demonstrate how to do this on a BMW E39
(5 series 97 thru 03). You'll find the specific fluid and filter your
BMW/MINI needs in our online store at www.BavAuto.com.
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
BMW Throttle Body (E36 E39 E46) - Hella 13541433414
BMW Idle Control Valve (ICV) - Bosch 0280140545
Volvo PCV Breather System Replacement (850 turbo) FCP Euro
BMW Oil Dipstick Seal - CRP 11431740045
BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive Test - MotorcycleTV Review
An epic 24 hour torture test of the BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive from
MotorcycleTV.us. The most comprehensive video test on earth. You'll learn
everything about the performance and features of this motorcycle while
viewing the bike in action. From the new online motorcycle tv show
BMW E36 Vanos & Tensioners Install part 2
Here is the 2nd part of Vanos & Tensioners where we put everthing back
together. I threw out the option of making a homemade dummy tensioner tool
for those that wish to try it out, I've used it several times in the past
and it works great when your in a pinch.
BMW 325i Ugly Hazy Headlight Restoration by Headlight Restoration Service Florida
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.
PCV VALVE OPERATION
A brief video of purpose and function of the PCV (positive crankcase
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
Update: No problems after CCV replacement
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.