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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 08-08-2013, 11:09 AM
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I was pleasantly shocked to see the $50 price. Once I received the fuel pump in my hand, I said wow...what a steal!
The problem is: I have the fuel pump on my garage shelf, I may or may never need it. What the heck, it is only $50 bones.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:43 AM
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Yeah,

I was pleasantly shocked to see the $50 price. Once I received the fuel pump in my hand, I said wow...what a steal!
The problem is: I have the fuel pump on my garage shelf, I may or may never need it. What the heck, it is only $50 bones.
I had more expensive parts on my garage shelf, which eventually went in the car. Nothing wrong here. I also stock up parts which I know might fail, when I find them for a good price.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:34 PM
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Anyone have a picture location of the E39 M54 fuel system Schrader test valve?
Just saw this pop up again today, and realized the answer to that question is here:

- How does the E39 fuel injection FI system work (1) & the location of the K96 FPR fuel pump relay (1) & the location of the fuel system pressure test Schrader valve for the I6 (1) and V8 (1) (2) (3) & a quick test for fuel pump operation (1) (2) & what are the most often recommended fuel pump & fuel filter brands (1) (2) & a DIY for replacing the fuel filter (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) & a DIY for replacing the fuel pump (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) & how to service your BMW E39 fuel injectors (1) & how to replace the 7.52X3.52mm and 9.2X2.8mm fuel injector o-rings (1) & cleaning the fuel gauge sensor (1) (2) & replacing the fuel sensor (1) & resolving blown fuses due to a stuck fuel filler door solenoid (1)
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:03 AM
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For those who replaced the Fuel Pump, I have a few questions:

1. WHEN did your fuel pump die? Is it around 150K miles?

2. Any gasket seals that need to be replaced?
Please post PNs.

Thanks.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:07 AM
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DIY Video, just came across this video, enjoy the music:

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You guys are awesome, what a another great write up! My fuel pump just went out, and I pulled it today to verify that it has power and is not pumping. Does any one have any experience with Airtex fuel pumps? Both Autozone and RockAuto carry them.

BMW E39 Fuel Pump Replacement (528i) FCP Euro


( For some reason, CN90, and my FCP Euro You Tube Video URL wouldn't appear unless I separated it with spaces, make sure you take them out for the URL to work.

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Old 02-26-2014, 04:47 PM
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Son installed the airtec pump from Rock..... No issues , still working well .


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Interesting this thread popped up this week. On Monday I started experiencing loss of power on the freeway, press gas pedal, and nothing...or it would suddenly lurch forward.
Scary...pull over and engine dies. Restart, all is fine for a few miles. Then repeat. Happened several times. I was driving from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR so I pull into Kuni BMW in Beaverton, OR and ask for a diagnosis. Quick test drive and testing shows, fuel pump is on the way out (car has 209k miles). They replace pump and filter (even though filter was replaced 40k ago, they felt prudent to replace again) and all good. Oh and $917 later! (this included my 10% BMWCCA discount) At least no sales tax in Oregon.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:51 PM
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Just curious...is Airtex an American company? Where is the Airtex fuel pump made?

This is the Pierburg Fuel Pump for $150, which I think is a very good price to buy and keep at home if you have more than 160K...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-BMW-E39-...-/201042392354
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:06 PM
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another DIY video... found this pretty clear and simple. some good tips too that's not in the earlier videos:

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Im starting to think I could make a decent living by flying out anywhere in the country and fixing these things!!
For that repair bill I can fly out to Seattle from Vegas; change the fuel pump and filter in less than an hr, and go visit my Flight RN friend near Boing Field!
My 740 was falling on her face over 4000 RPM at WOT, pulled back seat, fuel pumps, (Has a parallel pump kit in there!) inspected and reinstalled in under an hr, including a run to the corner for Blue Moon Ale.
Then pulled filter, noticed it was installed backward.....not by me...Just got it.
Therein was the major malfunction.


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Old 02-27-2014, 05:52 PM
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Yeah,

I was pleasantly shocked to see the $50 price. Once I received the fuel pump in my hand, I said wow...what a steal!
The problem is: I have the fuel pump on my garage shelf, I may or may never need it. What the heck, it is only $50 bones.
Out of curiosity, which fuel pump did you buy for $50.00, and how does it compare to the BMW Factory fuel pump?
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:28 PM
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For the record, the clips aren't intuitive:
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > Fuel Pump Removal
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pshovest

What clips are you talking about? I've squeezed everything inside that pump cavity and nothing is giving. I appreciate the pics and I believe the two clips you are referring to are BLACK and I think I've found them but when I squeeze them the pump moves around but will not release!

EDIT: The pictures in this thread were appended below, for posterity (since outside links often die)...

See also:
- How does the E39 fuel injection FI system work (1) & the location of the K96 FPR fuel pump relay (1) & the location of the fuel system pressure test Schrader valve for the I6 (1) and V8 (1) (2) (3) & a quick test for fuel pump operation (1) (2) & what are the most often recommended fuel pump & fuel filter brands (1) (2) & a DIY for replacing the fuel filter (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) & a DIY for replacing the fuel pump (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) & how to service your BMW E39 fuel injectors (1) & how to replace the 7.52X3.52mm and 9.2X2.8mm fuel injector o-rings (1) & cleaning the fuel gauge sensor (1) (2) & replacing the fuel sensor (1) & resolving blown fuses due to a stuck fuel filler door solenoid (1)
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