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Thread: 1995 530i Vacuum leaks

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    L.I. NY

    Default 1995 530i Vacuum leaks

    Idle eratic. 1995 530i V8

    Does the intake manifold have to be removed in order to replace the PCV plate / gasket on the rear?

    Is there also a front pcv gasket on the V8 manifold?

    If so does this necessitate removal of the intake manifold?

    Is it just much easier to have the intake / pcv rear and front gaskets replaced all at the same time?

    Thanks in advance for the info.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Kernersville, NC


    I have heard that the rear plate can be removed without removing the manifold, but when I did mine, I just pulled the whole thing. The TORX bolts are a nightmare to get off, as the heads will strip and you have to VISE-GRIP them off. The front plate is just a plate, and also has a gasket.

    Do a search for M60 Intake Manifold for a procedure. Bill R. and Winfred have pics of what it looks like pulled apart.

    EDIT: Replace the four manifold gaskets as well.
    Last edited by stargazer_61; 02-13-2006 at 02:58 PM. Reason: Edit
    '95 540iA ~212k

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Eastern Tennessee USi


    good luck on the car! I did the 4 intake and the pcv plate and gasket and didnt do the front...I have to pull the intake again to do the front plate.
    95 E34 530I V2.37
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