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E90 pcv valve heater recall parts finally arrive

E90 PCV Valve heater recall

E90 PCV Valve heater recall

To begin with, I know the E90 BMW pcv valve heater recall has been out for awhile.

Well the BMW dealers are just starting to get the new updated parts finally.

Secondly the BMW PCV valve heater  pictured here sits right in the middle of the intake manifold on the  inside next to the engine block.

You have to remove the air filter box the drive belt and the alternator so you can reach around and remove the torque screws.

E90 PCV Valve heater recall

Finally here is the new updated BMW PCV heater valve , there is no visible different with the old and new.

Interesting thing is BMW doesn’t want us to put any grease or spray on the o-ring seal when installing the new part due to the heat of the BMW PCV valve heater.

BMW F15 X5 PHEV electric auxiliary heater

BMW F15 X5 PHEV electric auxiliary heater

BMW X5 F15 PHEV electric auxiliary heater Ok here’s the first for me,,,check engine light on a 2016 BMW F15 X5 PHEV. The fault was PHEV electric auxiliary heater internal fault detected. I performed the normal test operation. This is a pretty basic unit you have water in and water out. You have a temperature sensor and a high voltage connection. After I decided to replace the PHEV electric auxiliary heater unit I had to find out where it is on the car. Found the unit under the car under the drivers side seat area. Removing the fiber board lower cover and found the unit. However, first you have to shut off the high voltage. This was a easy replacement, disconnect coolant hose and 2 connections. Add coolant bleed the system with computer took some time but ensures no overheating.

Common BMW Problems With Videos

Common BMW Problems

Common BMW Problems

20 Most Common BMW Problems

There are a few Common BMW Problems that you should look out for, if you are looking to buy a used BMW. Don’t be discouraged from buying a used BMW once you have reviewed this list. When properly maintained, these cars can be reliable and fun to drive . These problems are not exclusive to all BMW’s but instead represent a vast majority.

Here’s my list of the 20 most common BMW problems. Continue reading “Common BMW Problems With Videos”

Troubleshooting BMW Antilock Brakes Video


Over the river and through the woods was more dangerous back when cars had crummy bias-ply tires, rear-wheel drive and ordinary brakes. Troubleshooting BMW Antilock Brakes requires an understanding of how they are supposed to work.

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