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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 02-19-2010, 04:58 PM
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99 528i.. i broke the nipple that the overlow tube connects to.. *PIC*

fixing my idler pulley issue... and i went to pull off the overflow tube from the nipple on the radiator shown here... and it broke.. i noticed that i could pull the rest of the part out. Can i just buy the piece that fits into this hole instead of a new radiator?


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Old 02-19-2010, 07:07 PM
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real oem doesnt show that as a seperate part/ so my guess is no...if your radiator is cracking off parts its probably time to replace it before you have a real disaster. gl
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:40 PM
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Search my prior posts. I posted a pn for that part last week. IT's a $1 part you can buy anywhere that sells bmw parts.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:36 PM
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Info for 1998 528i, 1999 528i is similar:

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/199986
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:08 AM
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good luck getting that out without breaking the tabs.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:17 AM
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I replaced mine w/no problems at all , tabs are stout. They shouldn't break provided you don't muscle it to death.

Found the pn:
17110419132 Radiator fitting
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I replaced mine w/no problems at all , tabs are stout. They shouldn't break provided you don't muscle it to death.
I broke both my radiator nipple (in half) and the two tabs of the radiator.

So, they may be stout... when new ... but after five years ... they're very brittle.

BTW, Max and cn90 came up with a non-destructive radiator nipple removal procedure over here:
- WANTED: An ingenious method of removing radiator nipple

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