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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/





Replacing the BMW M54 Crankcase Ventilation System, Part 3 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).





Repairing curbed:scraped alloy wheels on BMWs and MINIs
BLOG ARTICLE: http://blog.bavauto.com/15365 PARTS LIST: * Wheel Repair Kit - http://www.bavauto.com/fland.asp?part=aw-kit "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/ --- "Aw, #$%&!!!" You just scraped one of your wheels on a curb. We know exactly how you feel. That's why in 2009, on one of our trips to Germany, we were excited to discover a new wheel repair kit. It claimed to let you repair scraped or gouged BMW and MINI silver alloy wheels all by yourself, with excellent results. We were a bit skeptical, but with replacement wheels costing anywhere from $300--600 apiece, if this kit worked 75% as well as was claimed, it could save BMW and MINI owners a ton of dough. We brought a kit home with us and gave it to one of our Advisors to test. He was very impressed, saying, "From 5 feet away my roommates could not tell where the repair was done. Even after I pointed out where the damage had been, it was still difficult to notice." We published his findings in the Spring 2010 issue of Fast Times.- http://blog.bavauto.com/2543 Since then, thousands of BMW and MINI owners have repaired their wheels using this kit, saving each of them hundreds of dollars. (One kit can do several wheels.) Yet we've also heard from a number of BMW and MINI owners who say that, before they commit to repairing their wheels, they'd like to see exactly what's involved. So we asked Bavarian Otto to make one of his famous DIY videos showing how to use this kit. Watch the video, see how simple the process is, then order the kit by calling 800.535.2002 or shopping in our online store at BavAuto.com. -------- 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).





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





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 Common Air Leak Locations M52TU M54 Mixture Too Lean
BMW Common Air Leak Locations on an M52TU or M54 engine. This would apply to many models like the E46 3 series, E39 5 Series, X3 E83, and X5 E53.





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.





BMW Oil seperator (chubacca noises)
Possibly my oil seperator is broken you decide. (chirping noise are birds outside) http://img232.imageshack.us/g/dsc02119o.jpg/





What Happens When You Don't Change Your Oil Part 1
This is part 1 of what happens when you do not change your oil. This car is only 3 years old and has 135k miles on it.





BMW Radiator, Cooling System, Water Pump Upgrade - E36 M3
http://www.AutoWerksofAmerica.com/ A BMW radiator isn't terribly hard to replace. While You're replacing the radiator you should consider upgrading other BMW cooling system parts like the water pump, the thermostat and the thermostat housing. This DIY video shows that replacing a BMW radiator isn't hard. You can do it with a few simple tools and a little know-how. Many BMW owners like to perform preventative maintenance on the weak spots of the cooling system. The main concerns are the plastic radiator, the plastic impeller in the water pump and the plastic thermostat housing. You can replace the water pump with an OEM unit, a unit with a steel impeller or special order a Stewart high performance water pump. Email for more info: sales@AutoWerksofAmerica.com





BMW 3 Series (E46) 1999-2005 - Exhaust camshaft position sensor - DIY Repair
Features BentleyPublishers' BMW 3 Series 1999-2005 Repair Manual (E46) - http://www.bentleypublishers.com/c/B305 How to replace the Exhaust camshaft position sensor on a 2001 - 2005 BMW 3 Series (E46). For more information on Bentley Publishers line of BMW technical manuals, visit http://www.bentleypublishers.com/





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 pcv oil drain valve failure and explanation
This video explains the common pcv/oil separator valve and oil drain tube problems that are common with the 3 and 5 series BMW's including the X crossover lineup. If you have a misfire or oil consumption at idle, problem this may solve it. BMW vehicles are leaving the showroom with poor quality parts; the pcv valve is constructed with a poor quality diaphragm that fails over time, And must be replaced! please like this video and comment! If your in San Diego area, bring your bmw to my shop for repairs and maintenance! www.petteysrb.com Thanks!





BMW Oil Change M54 DIY 3, 5, X3, X5 E46, E39, E83, E53
How to perform and oil change on a BMW with the M54 engine. This video can also be followed for the M52 engine. This engine is in the 3 Series, 5 Series, X3, X5 BMW's with the designations E46, E39, E83, E53





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