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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 07-27-2013, 04:40 PM
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How to remove dip stick tube?

Doing my CCV and need some help with how to remove the dip stick tube on my 2000 528it? I took the bolt off the arm securing the dip stick tube and tried pulling up on the it and it won't budge. It will spin. Does this thing screw off or do I need a little more forceful when pull up on it?

Thanks! Any help is appreciated

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Old 07-27-2013, 05:02 PM
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Pull harder and add a slight twist to break it loose.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:26 PM
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Re: How to remove dip stick tube?

As hard as it is to remove, it's harder to replace. Make sure you a replacement oring on hand. It is very easy to cut. Use oring lube and lube both the oring and the hole.

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Old 07-29-2013, 05:02 AM
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Boy you were not kidding! It was hard to get back in,especially with the new o ring installed. As you said with plenty of lube it finally went in. Thanks for the responses.

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Old 07-31-2013, 11:13 PM
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