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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 12-14-2011, 05:09 PM
dEN1 dEN1 is offline
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Location: England, U.K.
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Mein Auto: e39 530i auto
Hello Folks.
I am from England U.K. and I am amazed at the detail that has gone into this thread!!!...A big Thanks!!
I ham having the SAME PROBLEMS as you people here!
I have a 2002 e39 3.0i auto and the level indicator stick in mine has also disappeared.
I have a new expansion tank being delivered & I will probably have to get the bottom sensor as well

Could anybody please tell me WHY??? BMW didn't fit a CLEAR/OPAQUE tank??

Also...How do I detach the 2 bottom rubber tubes...will I need new circlips//

Thanks...My 1st post Dennis.!
Southampton, Hampshire, England U.K.
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