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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 11-16-2012, 05:13 PM
FLE39 FLE39 is offline
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Weird parts Questions

Ok guys I have the following questions of what these parts are and what they do.


1- Looks like a round pump mounted on the driver side fender well, down low, has brake lines coming in and out of it. Is this the ABS pump?

2- On the front of the engine on the exhaust side, looks like a EGR valve or something and has a hose coming out of it and runs down below into the RF bumper well area. ?? EGR? Where does the hose run to? Very interested in what this is.

EDIT: Looks like items #2 is the air pump system. Guessing the air pump itself is down in the bumper wheel well area and the hose come up to a check valve of some sorts. What a crock. Please tell me you can disconnect the air pump and put a block-off plate on manifold? Not to mention the 10' of vacuum hose running to the damn thing.
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Last edited by FLE39; 11-16-2012 at 05:24 PM.
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