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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 07-16-2014, 07:35 AM
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Hey blue, where is the DIY for the auxiliary fuel tank install that allows your E39 to hold 36 gallons?
It's here, found under /how large is the fuel tank in the bestlinks:
- How large is the fuel tank and reserve in the E39 (1)

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- Gasoline: Engine fuel & octane (1) & "The Gasoline FAQ" & top-tier gas stations (1) & Techron additives (1) & how to clean your gas gauge sending unit (1) & mpg calculations (1) how large is the fuel tank and reserve in the E39 (1) & what gasoline to use (1) & how much gas should be left to cool the fuel pump (1) & how to siphon the fuel out of the tank (1) & what is the cost differential between 87 & 91 octane AKI (1)
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We should probably make a good list of the colors of the dozen fluids, so that others, who have leaks as shown in this thread updated today, have a head start:

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Hmmm... there are only a dozen fluids in the E39.

I'll guess at the colors below:
- Manual & automatic transmission fluid (1) (2) (3) (4) BROWN?
- Power steering fluid (1) RED
- Coolant, for engine, automatic transmission, power steering, and AC evaporator cooling (1) (BLUE, GREEN)
- Brake & clutch hydraulic fluid (1) BROWN, BLUE
- Engine lubrication, i.e., motor oil (1) (2) BROWN, BLACK
- Air conditioner refrigerant & PAG oil (1) ?color?
- Differential hypoid gear oil (1) BROWN
- Battery electrolyte (1) CLEAR
- Engine fuel, i.e., gasoline & octane (1) CLEAR'ish
- Windshield washer fluid (1) CLEAR, slightly BLUE
- Intensive cleaning system fluid (1) CLEARLY SOAPY
- Air conditioning condensation CLEAR (wet)

If you have a leak, it's one of those.
BTW, what color is air conditioning fluid?
Or, would it always be a vapor anyway?
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I was looking up my original vehicle options when I plugged my VIN into this particular VIN decoder, which tells you interesting information about certain fluid volumes and which transmission you originally had:
- BMW VIN decoder (1)
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Time to enjoy some German.
The VIN decoder that gives out the fluid volumes is mostly in English, but I know what you mean, as most of the VIN decoders (which don't spit out fluid volumes) output in Deutsch ...
- BMW 10-character vehicle defect code lookup tool for dealer service records (1) & how to decode your 17-character BMW VIN (1) & the RealOEM parts list based on your vehicle identification number (1) & a list of online BMW VIN decoders (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) & what is the definitive list of electronic computer modules that need VIN recoding once replaced (1)
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