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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 07-16-2012, 09:33 AM
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Charcoal cannister 540- 2002

Searched but could not find the answer to the location of the charcoal cannister.

Also, I just replace the Purge Valve and there are two hoses connected to it. Is there also a
hose from the cannister or are they metal lines ? The one line from the purge valve hooks
up to a metal line which I assume runs all the way to the cannister but not sure if there is a
hose on the other end

I am trying to replace ALL the lines.

Thanks Paul
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:46 AM
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The metal line is prob a fuel line from the filter or gas tank.
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Prob here under ventilation
http://realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?mo...id=47588&hg=16
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Paul, just answered your PM and sent you 3 pics.
The evap purge assy is above/behind the left rear wheel liner.

Topaz, I sent you a PM yesterday, did you get the part?
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:09 AM
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Jim

I did get it and thanks for the pics. I emailed you back to confirm that the rear wheel
LINER must be removed to access the cannister etc

Thanks for the help
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:39 AM
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Another question!!

The purge valve is part number 13901433603--
When looking at realoem---they show a part number 16136754733 which they call a "leak
diagnosis pump" but when I google this part number It comes up as a DUST COVER.

On the realoem diagram--the 161 part looks like my Purge valve which is in the engine bay.

I won't have access to a lift for a day or two---so can't look at the stuff by the charcoal cannister
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:31 AM
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This REAR Shock DIY for a 528i has some pics on the Fuel Evaporator,
Not sure if it applies to your 540i but worth a look:

http://www.beisansystems.com/procedu..._procedure.htm
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by PAULIN540I View Post
Searched but could not find the answer to the location of the charcoal cannisterl
Do you have P0455 and P0422 codes perchance?

Anyway, I typed "/charcoal canister" in the bestlinks for you to find these:
- How to replace the LDP leak detection pump charcoal canister (1) (2) & does spilled gasoline go into the charcoal canister (1)

The 'where does spilled gas go' thread has juicy information from JimLev on location.

However, it seems we could beef up our knowledge of the location of the charcoal canister & a DIY to test & replace it on both the V8 & I6 (if it's different).

For my part, I'll cross reference to this thread from there.
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