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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 02-03-2009, 08:48 PM
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hey fellas a lil help with a part

whats the plastic inside the wheel well called...ive been trying to look for em cuz the ones that came with my car were already messed up which means my front bumper cant be screwed on all the way cuz there broken where u screw it on.....and if so where can i find em..?
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:24 PM
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whats the plastic inside the wheel well called...ive been trying to look for em cuz the ones that came with my car were already messed up which means my front bumper cant be screwed on all the way cuz there broken where u screw it on.....and if so where can i find em..?
Pictures or diagram reference from RealOEM please...
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:20 PM
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Wheel well cover/splash guard. Go to www.realoem.com and search for the part number. I suspect it will be dealer-only (pricey), so better to find a junk yard and make an offer. Often folks are parting out wrecked e39s on ebay. Good luck.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:27 AM
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I've always known/described that part as the wheel well "liner". They used to run about $35 at the local dealer, but they don't always have them in stock. Be sure to order the clips to secure them to the front liner based on what you're describing.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:33 PM
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I've always known/described that part as the wheel well "liner". They used to run about $35 at the local dealer, but they don't always have them in stock. Be sure to order the clips to secure them to the front liner based on what you're describing.
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yeah i actually checked my car and one is damaged and when they re painted my front bumper i guess they tossed the other one from the drivers side which is weird heres a pic from another thread started in the past...just need to know what there called... thanks again fellas
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:08 PM
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you will find the parts on sections
51 vehicle trim then
75 mounting parts engine compartment then
air duct section

seems your part numbers are
LOWER RIGHT ENGINE COMPARTMENT cover with brake air channel part number 51712694832
left side 51712694899

I just had them changed
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:10 PM
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Just bought those 2 parts myself. They are cheap enough from the dealer; about $20.00 each, that it does not make sense to order them from Pelican...unless that's more convenient for you. For a year 2000 528i, they are part numbers 51-71-8-159-425 and 51-71-8-159-426. Your numbers for your later model 5 series might be different. They are called Fender liners; lower left and lower right.... Pelican does list them; about $15 each.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:30 PM
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Just bought those 2 parts myself. They are cheap enough from the dealer; about $20.00 each, .
+1, they are cheap, I did not know and my ex (now) mechanic charged me 40 each
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my 528i ate those things up a lot when I was running 18 x 8.5 up front.
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+1, they are cheap, I did not know and my ex (now) mechanic charged me 40 each
mechanics always mark up parts. That is why DIY is the cheapest way to go.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:38 AM
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Good info. I hadn't realized they would be relatively cheap from the dealer, even on special order. The PO of my car apparently had an issue once and the inside trim of one wheel must have popped off and the wheel cut a swath through it; might actually get this replaced!
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Just bought those 2 parts myself. They are cheap enough from the dealer; about $20.00 each, that it does not make sense to order them from Pelican...unless that's more convenient for you. For a year 2000 528i, they are part numbers 51-71-8-159-425 and 51-71-8-159-426. Your numbers for your later model 5 series might be different. They are called Fender liners; lower left and lower right.... Pelican does list them; about $15 each.
wow that is cheap yeah i was gonna take my ass to the junk yard but those are usaually out of the way here in houston....ill give the dealer a call....thanks bud ur info is really gonna save me a buck..
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I replaced all the wheel wells on my car when I accideintally managed to pull off the front bumper while backing in. Yeah. Figure that one out. Was about $50 said and done for the parts and screws
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Heh. Well, you should know if its a touring. It would have a very large badonkadonk.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:10 PM
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he told me in good faith that he does not mark up parts; I said to my self, they just make the labor a little more expensive. For labor charged $50, now that I am changing the tension armīs bushings I know is a very very simple job.


I learned my lesson the hard way; so I paid 150 instead of 40 had I done it myself.



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