5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
I understand that the oil separators can become problematic with a number of BMW models and MYs. In some cases there have been severe consequences; as in cold weather causing freezing of the valve, with subsequent oil saturation of the cylinders.
Does the "cold climate" separator part version address the most severe problems? In my case, in Maryland? Thanks!
__________________ Mike Pate
Carroll County Maryland
'86.5 Porsche 928, White, midnight blue interior
Pillar of Support for college son's '98 540i
On your car it is at the rear of the engine intake manifold and they last around 80-100,000 miles or 8-10yrs, if your have problems just change it, they are normally only available from BMW and now come as one complete unit, dont forget to order the gasket at the same time, here in the UK they are around £48.00 + £6.00 for the gasket.
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