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Default Inside pics of a N54 PCV system - 07-10-2014, 11:52 PM

I decided to replace valve cover so I cut apart old one to see how clogged/dirty PCV was and all I can say is wow! It was clogged in a lot of areas and can see how it would clog easily.

My car specs cover came off

1. 135,000 miles
2. valve cover gasket replaced once
3. always premium gas
4. Motul oil changed every 4,000 miles.
5. Extremely well maintained
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Default 07-11-2014, 02:15 AM

Very cool


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Default 07-11-2014, 05:49 AM

Oh wow. I think you have discovered another important preventative maintenence item that we need to watch out for! Is this something that can be cleaned or something that just should be replaced?


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Default 07-11-2014, 06:12 AM

Rob I admire you for all those DIYs. You do keep that N54 engine looking beautiful. Thank you for the info!!!


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Default 07-11-2014, 07:07 AM

How easy is it to clean the ports in the valve cover?
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Default 07-11-2014, 07:13 AM

Did you notice any hairline cracks in your valvecover? I did mine just before 100k and had a few cracks it seemed developing on it. Plastic valve covers are always a good idea to change out, its just buying those little bolts that KILLS you


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Default 07-11-2014, 10:34 AM

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Oh wow. I think you have discovered another important preventative maintenence item that we need to watch out for! Is this something that can be cleaned or something that just should be replaced?
no way to access this, has to be replaced. Clogged PCV can cause a ton if issues....crank case pressure, issues with turbos ect.


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Default 07-11-2014, 10:34 AM

Rob Amazing your topics!! I follow your DIY to change my RB Turbos.

Wich Motul do you use? I use xcess 5-40...


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Default 07-11-2014, 10:36 AM

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Did you notice any hairline cracks in your valvecover? I did mine just before 100k and had a few cracks it seemed developing on it. Plastic valve covers are always a good idea to change out, its just buying those little bolts that KILLS you
Valve cover comes with bolts and gasket from BMW.


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Default 07-11-2014, 10:37 AM

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Rob Amazing your topics!! I follow your DIY to change my RB Turbos.

Wich Motul do you use? I use xcess 5-40...
awesome! I use access it 300V.


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How easy is it to clean the ports in the valve cover?
honestly no way to clean them...If you blue the ports it will just go into the PCV system father....sucks.


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Rob I admire you for all those DIYs. You do keep that N54 engine looking beautiful. Thank you for the info!!!
I appreciate that, more info we have the better the platform.


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Default 07-11-2014, 10:46 AM

Awesome detective work, things like this are great for the community

You don't think we could soak the valve cover in degreaser overnight to clean? I occasionally do the same thing in my E34 M60 intake manifolds because those PCV plates love to spit oil into the covers and make a mess....it works very well to clean them out (soak in degreaser, then rinse).
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Default 07-11-2014, 06:07 PM

Have you considered the rb pcv setup?
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Nice... :-)
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Have you considered the rb pcv setup?
I had one of the first ones, I am local to him lol!


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Awesome detective work, things like this are great for the community

You don't think we could soak the valve cover in degreaser overnight to clean? I occasionally do the same thing in my E34 M60 intake manifolds because those PCV plates love to spit oil into the covers and make a mess....it works very well to clean them out (soak in degreaser, then rinse).
You may be able to do that but if you have it off I would just replace it.


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Default 07-12-2014, 09:40 AM

Awesome stuff man! Glad I went ahead and replaced mine last month.
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Awesome stuff man! Glad I went ahead and replaced mine last month.
Total piece of mind!


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Default 07-12-2014, 02:15 PM

great post ! question off post what do you think of Motul 8100 X-cess 5w40 or Castrol edge 5w40 ?


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Great information here!


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How much does a new valve cover kit cost?


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great post ! question off post what do you think of Motul 8100 X-cess 5w40 or Castrol edge 5w40 ?
Motul no question.


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How much does a new valve cover kit cost?
386.00 & comes with gasket and bolts


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Great information here!
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