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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Wed, Nov-18-2009, 03:55:17 AM   #31
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That sucks! I have EasyCare for third party warranty and they picked up just about every little thing I found wrong with my car. I guess warranty companies vary.

By the way, I had the pressure valve replaced by BMW dealer and it took less than an hour.
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Sorry to bring the thread back from the dead, but my third party warranty wouldn't cover the leak, and so the stealership gave me a quote of $156 for the parts and $1000 in labor. After reading the other posts, I realized that my stealership is really screwing people over. BTW do I have to worry about any oil spewing out when I take the old CPV off?
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Old Mon, Jan-18-2010, 08:58:25 PM   #33
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Sorry to bring the thread back from the dead, but my third party warranty wouldn't cover the leak, and so the stealership gave me a quote of $156 for the parts and $1000 in labor. After reading the other posts, I realized that my stealership is really screwing people over. BTW do I have to worry about any oil spewing out when I take the old CPV off?
yeah thats way too much. the part is like $43 and the book says its a 2.5hr job. unless the dealer is charging $500/hr

you can find an indy to do it for about $250-$300. funny how i saw this thread as im getting my CPV replaced as well. luckily my shop is including this with my clutch job + the part
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Old Mon, Jan-18-2010, 09:29:14 PM   #34
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I got the cpv from tisher and had a local shop do it for me. All together i spent around $150
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Old Tue, Jan-19-2010, 02:26:53 AM   #35
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Sorry to bring the thread back from the dead, but my third party warranty wouldn't cover the leak, and so the stealership gave me a quote of $156 for the parts and $1000 in labor. After reading the other posts, I realized that my stealership is really screwing people over. BTW do I have to worry about any oil spewing out when I take the old CPV off?
As mentioned before...the part is cheap. I guarantee the dealer can do the job in one hour or less...I could of done it in 1.5 hours or less if the CPV wasn't stripped (from the dealership replacing it the first time it leaked). I ended up having an Indy do it when I had some headers installed.

Even when my dealer replaced it several years ago, they only charged me 1 hour labor...$70.00 at the time.
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Old Tue, Jan-19-2010, 02:51:26 AM   #36
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I remember this thread when i posted originally. The time to replace the valve is 30 min. The last few i've done i only replace the failed o-ring. Seems silly to replace a valve assembly for a failed o-ring.
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I also had the CPV done a few months back with an indy...it took them about 1.5hr with no header removal...so basically was about $150 in labor...
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was going to do an oil change today, and as i crawled under to drain the oil, noticed an obvious leak. So suspecting the CPV i removed the skid plate, 16mm bolts(8-10 of em) plus 3 8mm bolts holding some underbody panel, took 5 mins, and shined a light up between the headers and engine block. its basically a flat head screw sitting in the block about halfway up all the way in the back of it. it was obviously leaking from there and after 10 mins of trying different ratchet/extension/ screwdriver combos i was able to break the thing loose( this was to see if i was going to be able to do it myself). Mine came loose after a mild struggle w/ a 1/4" ratchet, 3" extension and a 5/16" socket on a flathead drill bit. After that i tightened it back, I went in, ordered the part available on real oem, tischer, tms, etc. and will put it in next weekend w/ my oil change. Im not sure if it can come out w/ oil still in the pan, i would think it could, but im waiting to be safe. Its really a simple job and it amazes me that the dealer charges so much to change that thing.

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was going to do an oil change today, and as i crawled under to drain the oil, noticed an obvious leak. So suspecting the CPV i removed the skid plate, 16mm bolts(8-10 of em) plus 3 8mm bolts holding some underbody panel, took 5 mins, and shined a light up between the headers and engine block. its basically a flat head screw sitting in the block about halfway up all the way in the back of it. it was obviously leaking from there and after 10 mins of trying different ratchet/extension/ screwdriver combos i was able to break the thing loose( this was to see if i was going to be able to do it myself). Mine came loose after a mild struggle w/ a 1/4" ratchet, 3" extension and a 5/16" socket on a flathead drill bit. After that i tightened it back, I went in, ordered the part available on real oem, tischer, tms, etc. and will put it in next weekend w/ my oil change. Im not sure if it can come out w/ oil still in the pan, i would think it could, but im waiting to be safe. Its really a simple job and it amazes me that the dealer charges so much to change that thing.
You're doing another oil change a week later? Or did you not complete the change this week?

It is NOT NECESSARY to drain the oil to change the CPV.
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