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Old 02-13-2019, 07:42 AM
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:22 PM
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10,000 miles and two years of driving in very cold weather and short trips. I never have to add any oil. There is not any mayonnaise type goop in the valve cover gasket!
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:24 AM
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I have a really bad idle in D and R (red lights). Smooth idle in park and neutral. Car seems to drive well. Usually use qt. of oil about 500-750 miles. I have done just about everything you can think of to this car except CCV. 2001 X5 3.0i and 187k miles. Do you think this could be my culprit? How are cars with modification? Are they all still ok? Are their any new updates?
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Old 03-02-2019, 12:52 PM
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Yes,

Do the CCV Mod and you WON'T regret.
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Old 03-02-2019, 03:06 PM
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Close to 70k with this mod with zero oil consumption. On two occasions the CEL came on with misfire codes. Both were vacuum leaks. One was from a plug that developed a crack in it. The other was from a piece of original CCV hose that developed a small crack. Easy fixes. Great mod!
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:03 PM
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I did this and now my engine is making a squeeking sound when it is under vacuum.
If I take the oil cap off the squeek goes away and if I put my hand over the hole the squeak gradually comes on when the vacuum builds.
When I shut the engine off I can hear the squeek slowly fade away as the vacuum pressure equalizes with the atmosphereic pressure..

It sounds like some seal is letting in air and acting like the reed of a clarinet or something..
Is this bad or OK? Could it hurt something? Do you think it will stop? Too much vacuum?
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:20 PM
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If you mean the CCV mod by I did this, check your work, Lots of suction at the oil cap can be a symptom of CCV problem. The sound could also be a vacuum leak. A smoke test is the best way to see if that is the problem. Where is the noise coming from?
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I did this and now my engine is making a squeeking sound when it is under vacuum...
Please post EXACTLY what you did (photo is helpful to show individual components).

Back when I did mine, I left out the Duralast PCV valve just to see, I HAD the same exact problem as you did, excessive vacuum causing hissing noise (air sucked into the crankcase via the RMS).
Installed the Duralast PCV Valve, problem solved.

So the Duralast PCV valve reduced the flow from 3/4" to 3/8" and somehow the 3/8" flow restriction does the magic trick, i.e., it is just about the correct amount of vacuum.

BTW, I am 20K since this mod, zero oil consumption. I recommend this mod.
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Please post EXACTLY what you did (photo is helpful to show individual components).

Back when I did mine, I left out the Duralast PCV valve just to see, I HAD the same exact problem as you did, excessive vacuum causing hissing noise (air sucked into the crankcase via the RMS).
Installed the Duralast PCV Valve, problem solved.

So the Duralast PCV valve reduced the flow from 3/4" to 3/8" and somehow the 3/8" flow restriction does the magic trick, i.e., it is just about the correct amount of vacuum.

BTW, I am 20K since this mod, zero oil consumption. I recommend this mod.

Mine is exactly like the OP but possibly a different brand of valve. It is whatever carquest had for a 1998 k1500 replacement, which the duralast valve in the OP is..
I understand you suspicion of proper work, maybe I will make a youtube video but it's dark out..

It sings like a reed to the RPM..
Does sound like the RMS area or oilpan gasket or somewhere down there..

I sprayed my new connections with PB blaster to check for leaks and it made no difference..

50 miles or so now and still the same..

Mayo under the oilcap is gone already though and dry as a bone!
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:53 AM
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Spraying potential locations for a vacuum leak is always worth a try but it doesn't always work. In my experience, it is at best a 50-50 chance. A smoke test is a much better way to locate vacuum leaks. There are some Youtube vides detailing how to make your own.
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