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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 06-07-2012, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Jason5driver View Post
Pretty positive it is original...
I would agree as everything else in this car has always been original when I replaced it.

One thing I'm confused about is how the vent tube is designed. Does the vent tube 'only' go to the outer ring of the bottom of the dipstick guide tube? If so, how (mechanically) is that done? (i.e., what does a cross section of that portion of the dipstick guide tube actually look like?)

Originally Posted by Jason5driver View Post
IMO, in your case, you should just get the Cold-weather version oil dipstick tube
I wonder if the ($117 + tax) "updated" dipstick guide tube at the dealer is the same as the ($130 + shipping) "cold weather" one from ECS?

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Please read the suggested threads and add value, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need

Last edited by bluebee; 06-07-2012 at 09:32 AM.
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