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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 10-25-2007, 07:09 PM
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gas cap stuck?

Went to put gas in my car today and was unable to remove gas cap. It turns real tight and when you get to the point where it would normally losen to remove, it won't. Now I have the car home, gas light is on, and unable to get cap off to put gas in. Can anybody help me with this?
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:41 PM
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screw driver, hammer, new cap.
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:44 PM
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oh yeah don't forget gas can. the top part of the cap probly broke lose from the cap neck.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:43 PM
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thanks, i'll try that tomorrow. I was hoping to save the cap. Oh well.
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:11 AM
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broke plastic part off, used plyers to turn metal portion, took about 20 seconds. Still need to get the new cap. thanks for the help.
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