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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 01-18-2013, 05:31 PM
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Intake Bellows doesn't fit MAF

I ordered a new OEM intake bellows for my 540i after the vacuum hoses wouldn't release from the old one (forcing them off broke the intake bellows). The new intake bellows doesn't fit tightly to the MAF, and when I try to clamp it down, it puckers up (pic attached). Am I doing something wrong, or is the new intake bellows defective? Many thanks.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:30 PM
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There is a rubber ring that goes in between, i had the same prob. Part is $10

Check this out for the part

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...12&hg=13&fg=15
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:29 PM
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That was it. Thanks!

The old one was fine, so I was able to reuse it.
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