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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 11-15-2011, 05:24 PM
E39_Ryda E39_Ryda is offline
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OEM water pump?

I ordered an OEM water pump for my 530i and noticed that it's made by Saleri. I've never heard of this brand before and couldn't find much info on it.

Visual comparison: old water pump has composite impeller that's stamped with "INA" & "Germany". New water pump also has a composite impeller with "Germany" and "WPB" stampings, but I noticed extra material towards the bottom of the water pump (see pic). Plus the box for the new water pump says it's Made in Italy. So what is it....Germany or Italy?

Does anyone have experience with this water pump? Good or bad?



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Old 11-15-2011, 06:22 PM
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Someone else asked the same question a few months back on another forum but with no conclusion on quality. If it is really made in Italy, with a real German Impeller, i'd keep it. Better than any made in China pumps.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1666766

Seems good based on EAC wording:

http://www.eaceuroparts.com/content/saleri-water-pumps/

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Old 11-15-2011, 08:06 PM
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Someone else asked the same question a few months back on another forum but with no conclusion on quality. If it is really made in Italy, with a real German Impeller, i'd keep it. Better than any made in China pumps.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1666766

Seems good based on EAC wording:

http://www.eaceuroparts.com/content/saleri-water-pumps/


Thanks DVS! I feel more comfortable now installing this pump.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:56 PM
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Searching the bestlinks for 'waterpump', I find this:
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