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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 11-15-2010, 04:42 PM
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That previous 318i post is unbelievable. What on earth happened to the education system in the years since I graduated from high school?

Anyway, a great thread today confirmed, in addition to what ElwoodBlues posted, there's yet another type of mechanical tensioner that looks different than the ones pictured prior.

Since the identification of the type of tensioners is visual, I'll repost the picture here from a 2003 BMW 525i.

Notice the lack of the raised molded nut. Instead there's a sunken Torx #60 indentation. Who knew!

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