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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 07-13-2011, 05:16 PM
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Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 auto 130K
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Originally Posted by Josh P. View Post
FYI it had zero markings on it whatsoever
Drat. It would have been nice to ascertain the actual manufacturer.

Unfortunately, a few years ago, when I put mine in (see photo below), I didn't know enough to look for this information myself.

Note the number of tines is way less than 50!



Note: It was such a pain to put in (took me the entire superbowl!) that I don't want to remove it just to check out who made it!

EDIT: In post #38 below, we (finally, after all these years) find that my AutoHauz FSU is labeled "ACM", made in Germany.

Last edited by bluebee; 08-19-2011 at 09:18 PM. Reason: Added a reference to the original FSU manufacturer.
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