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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 09-25-2012, 07:05 AM
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Thumbs up Washers!!!!!!!!!!!!

Could anyone shed a light! My front washer water container is full but doesn't spray water onto windscreen! Does this mean the fuse has gone as have checked the pipework and all seems ok there? Could it be anything else? Cheers Hamster1

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:17 AM
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Either the hose is broken (check under the hood) or more likely the pump is dead.

Use VDO pump....US $20.

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http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=400924
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:40 AM
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Either the hose is broken (check under the hood) or more likely the pump is dead.

Use VDO pump....US $20.

Info here:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=400924
Thanks for the info cheers
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:06 AM
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Hi,

Please could you update your threads to include proper subject titles please - hamster1 is not a subject title! I'd suggest 'Washer nozzle spray problem' in this instance.

Cheers, Dennis!
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:29 AM
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:31 AM
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Arrrrr thanks for that, thought that was my name! I am new to forum. Cheers
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Except in parts of South America, where they`re sautee'd in garlic & olive oil....
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:36 AM
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Like it!
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:57 AM
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Dumb title. I only clicked on it to see what the rest of the folks were talking about.

To the OP, you CAN still CHANGE the title (hit the EDIT->ADVANCED button).

Change it to something that fits these guidelines:
- Why a well-formed title, good sentence structure, and proper spelling & grammar is helpful to the reader (1) (2)

As for your question, it's a common problem. Cn90 has the best DIYs on the washer, but, I'm gonna point you to this one thread for starters because it has references to cn90's DIYs and lots and lots of mundane pictures of the entire system for you to learn from:
- Pre-winter inspection of a user's windshield washer system (1)
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:59 AM
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Except in parts of South America, where they`re sautee'd in garlic & olive oil....

I believe they enjoy guinea pigs.


Hamsters, being tiny, mouse-sized creatures, are a complete fail in the food department
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Because herp derp?
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Hamsters, being tiny, mouse-sized creatures, are a complete fail in the food department
Pffffffffffftttt....,shows what *you* know....


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Old 09-25-2012, 05:20 PM
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There is also a filter in the system which is down near the pump and tank in the wheel well. In my case the filter was clogged and needed to be replaced. I was getting some flow but not much.

You should be able to hear the pump when it runs from inside the car, or I just have a noisy pump...
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