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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 01-17-2010, 10:22 PM
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Mein Auto: 2001 540i----78 Camaro
Finally fixed smoking problem :)

i bought a 540i and didnt notice when i bought it that at start up it smoked i googled this problem and there were 3 things that could be wrong ...
1.ccv
2.oil seperater
and last i read about a guy that had changed both of those things and still kept doing it after spending alot of replacing those..he opened the engine up and one of his rings was out so this made me feel like **** because he even had a video of his car at start up and it looked EXACTLY like mine !! We replaced the ccv and know the smoke is gone now i can finally start working on its looks such as rims and suspension if anyone has anything for sale and are located near houston please let me know
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:24 AM
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Im hoping that is what is wrong with mine too... it only does it occasionally.
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