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Old 09-25-2018, 05:49 AM
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I just received a BMW letter today saying my N52k engine is being recalled for the PCV heater value malfunction. It could melt down.

My neighbor is arguing the N52k engine has a CCV heater value, but not a PCV heater value.

When the BMW dealer replaces this part, do they have to remove the intake manifold?

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CCV= crank case ventilation
PCV = positive crancase ventilation (old school term)
The heater is intended to prevent condensation from freezing the valve, and yes, they have been known to melt down/burn.
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When the BMW dealer replaces this part, do they have to remove the intake manifold?
No.
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They remove the alternator to get to it. So, because of that, I had them wait to do my repair after the engine cooled down. The service writer wanted me to just wait on it but I was told that the aluminum bolts for the alternator are not just torques but angular torqued so I insisted they do it on a cool engine. Hopefully they did. I did get a loaner that day......just a convertible m240 x-drive.....fun little car!
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I go this recall letter a few days ago on a 2010 528i that I just sold. However, I still own a 2008 535i, and have not received the same recall letter for it....I am the original owner, so I am in the BMW "system". Question...is this recall something that would not apply to the 535i? Or have I somehow missed my recall letter for the 535i.
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I go this recall letter a few days ago on a 2010 528i that I just sold. However, I still own a 2008 535i, and have not received the same recall letter for it....I am the original owner, so I am in the BMW "system". Question...is this recall something that would not apply to the 535i? Or have I somehow missed my recall letter for the 535i.
I don't think this recall apples to any of the x35 models
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I just unplugged mine when I changed my alternator. I have no desire to let anyone at the dealership touch my car. It almost never gets cold enough for me to have to worry about it not working.
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I have no desire to let anyone at the dealership touch my car.
I could not agree more with this statement!!

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