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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 09-21-2011, 04:48 PM
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OK, Duh. I finally understand what you guys were trying to tell me. Sorry for being dense.

There are two things you can do to prevent the vent hose from being kinked.

One is to route the vent hose through the openings in the original BMW battery positive cap, which has a convenient 'tunnel' right through it.

The other method to prevent kinks is to snip off about ¼ inch of the elbow at the end closest to the battery.
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