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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 10-08-2011, 09:12 AM
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What are the most often recommended fuel pump & fuel filter (brands) for the BMW E39

In searching for how to resolve my air:fuel ratio low-rpm misfires which temporarily subside with an engine restart ...
- Does the order of the misfire OBDII DTCs diagnostic trouble codes actually matter (1)

In reading the bestlinks threads, I found scattered information about which were the most recommended fuel pumps and/or fuel filters to buy:

For example:
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Originally Posted by cn90 View Post
I need to ask a question re Fuel Pump brand, what did you end up using?

1. BMW OEM Assembly: $330!
2. Pierburg Insert Fuel Pump only?
3. Walbro Insert Fuel Pump only? F20000169 $80-100
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Originally Posted by cn90 View Post
From my research many people have used Walbro 255 Fuel Pump (about US $90) with success. Just make sure one buys the Walbro from a reputable dealer (ebay has a whole bunch of faked Walbro).
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Originally Posted by DHoang View Post
take it for what it's worth....but the rules have changed with Fuel Pumps.

Buy the cheapest FP out there. A $60 china made ebay FP is going to work just as long as an OEM one costing $250 and up.
THe new enemy is ETHANOL. Expect fuel pump failures in 3-5 yrs, vs.10-15yrs previously enjoyed with conventional gas that used to be oily in suspension.
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Guys, go on Ebay. The HELLA H72010351 Electric Fuel Pump sells for $94.00. I ordered it on Friday in NC and it arrived in mail on Monday from CA. Great deal.
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Originally Posted by Jason5driver View Post
Interesting thread....
Is this pump the same as the $300 OEM fuel pump?
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http://www.eaceuroparts.com/parts/pa...06%20752%20368
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Originally Posted by vetaldj View Post
Nope. This one cost $67 and this is just silver tube, pump itself, aka insert without all that plastic and hose.

I didn't replace all that housing that you can see around insert (actual pump) on your picture. But, main thing, they will do equal job, but mine way cheaper. I don't see any reason to change everything as it simple plastic and it looks like new. Alternative - BOSCH pump cost around $200 at amazon.com (full unit, as on your picture).
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Another option for Pierburg Fuel Pump:

BMW PN 16146752368.

There is a seller from Germany selling Pierburg for $122 Euro:
http://seekpart24.com/pierburg/fuel-pump-722013020

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PIERBURG: 7.22013.02.0; 7.22013.00.0 7.22013.01.0; 7.22013.03.0; 7.22013.04.0; 7.22013.09.0; 7.22013.12.0; 7.22013.18.0
BMW: 1 183 176; 1 183 216; 16 14 1 183 176; 16 14 1 183 216; 16 14 6 752 368; 6 752 368
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I recently replaced my fuel pump with a non-OEM pump from Topran.

However, A friend of mine noticed that an o-ring was missing as seen on the pictures below.

I have no idea what function it serves, but since my friend who bought the same version also had that part missing, i'll assume that pumps from Topran are delivering without that o-ring.

I'm going to pull it back up so I can swap the old o-ring onto the new one, but does anyone know what it does?

To keep it all together, the question at hand is:
Q: What are the most often recommended fuel pump & fuel filter (brands) for the BMW E39?
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:49 AM
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Speaking for Fuel Filters... Where can I get a good fuel filter, for a good price? And how do you change it? I don't want to change the fuel pump, just the filter...

Thanks!
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:16 PM
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Where can I get a good fuel filter, for a good price? And how do you change it?!
Good question.

Maybe those who have replaced their fuel filters can tell us what the recommended brands and suppliers are for the fuel filter.

As for the DIYs, these should suffice:
- A DIY for replacing the fuel filter (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
- A DIY for testing (1) and replacing the fuel pump (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
- How to replace and service your BMW E39 fuel injectors (1)
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In case it's not common knowledge around here, BMAParts.com sells the Pierburg fuel pump for our e39s in the insert (pump only) configuration. Do a part number search on 16146752368 and the listing will pop up.

Price, new: $155 w/free shipping
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:29 PM
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Speaking for Fuel Filters... Where can I get a good fuel filter, for a good price?
blunttech.com
autohausaz.com
pelicanparts.com

Kayser, Mann, Bosch, Mahle, and Hengst produce fuel filters.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:57 PM
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FCPeuro has a DIU on fuel pump replacement, they got the best price for me on Pierburg pump and Bosch filter for CLK320 Mercedes recently, and even though
they show only OEM part (and price) they can almost certainly get the Pierburg with same day ship

http://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-...39-16146752368
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:50 AM
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In case it's not common knowledge around here, BMAParts.com sells the Pierburg fuel pump for our e39s in the insert (pump only) configuration. Do a part number search on 16146752368 and the listing will pop up.

Price, new: $155 w/free shipping

Thanks for the tip, however....

As we speak, right now there is an ebay seller selling the same thing for $50 (free shipping!).
Too good to be true. I just bought one as a spare, just in case. Well, because it is so cheap!

Just go to ebay and enter 16146752368, and you will see. Anyway, this deal won't last too long:


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The question came up again today ...
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ok so im looking for a new fuel pump... booo!! which ones have members here had experience with? im looking at this one

http://www.partsgeek.com/gbproducts/...FQIT7AodhF4AJg


or this one

http://www.*************/details/BMW...FeMF7AodGVQAlA

or this one....
http://www.rmeuropean.com/Part-Numbe..._E095124A.aspx
See also:
- How does the E39 fuel injection work (1) & what are the most often recommended fuel pump & fuel filter brands (1) (2)
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:38 PM
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The question came up again today as to the brands:
> 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003) > fuel pumps


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I have my beloved 1998 528 (e39) and because of the wonderful BMW friends I have met on line here I have narrowed my problem down to the fuel pump now I ask you all what brand should I buy, who should I get it from. I have always believed that the true believers of something will never steer you wrong. I will be calling on you all again as I have found am M5
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:46 AM
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This question came up today ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > Cross reference for fuel pumps

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pierburg 7.22013.12

Is this good for my 2000 BMW 540i?

Cant find a site....
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