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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 09-16-2010, 12:58 PM
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:03 AM
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In situ ICV location on the BMW M54 engine:
- CCV Replacement FYI - M54, by Jason5driver


In situ DISA location on the BMW M54 engine:
- CCV Replacement FYI - M54, by Jason5driver
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:06 AM
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Intake manifold "air distribution piece" in the M54 engine by Jason5driver:
- CCV Replacement FYI - M54 (post #23)
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:26 AM
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M54 ignition coils in-situ:
- Pictorial DIY for an M54 spark plug replacement on a 2002 BMW 525i E39 with 95K miles


M54 ignition coil #1, removed, showing #1 spark plug, #1 ignition coil, and #1 spark plug boot.


Old #1 spark plug removed from the M54 engine (at 98K miles) alongside a new replacement spark plug:
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:47 AM
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Drain hose for the (driver side) M54 engine cabin air filter housing:
- CCV Replacement FYI - M54
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:50 AM
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M54 throttle body assembly in situ:
E39 (1997 - 2003) > E39 how to clean throttle body
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:55 AM
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M54 idle control valve (ICV):
- CCV Replacement FYI - M54
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:14 AM
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M54 CCV, aka CVV, PCV, pressure regulator valve, etc.
- How to test CCV?


Fudman's in situ CCV "return pipe", "connecting line", & "vent pipe":
- DIY: CCV Replacement on an M54
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:22 AM
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M54 starter motor in situ:
- CCV Replacement FYI - M54
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:31 AM
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Identification of mechanical belt tensioners, in situ:
- How to tell if you have hydraulic or mechanical belt tensioners
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:34 AM
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I was trying to keep mostly to pictures, especially in situ pictures, but this cutaway diagram of the BMW M54 engine is too revealing to pass up:

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Old 04-14-2011, 04:40 AM
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M54 location of oxygen sensors (pre-cat):
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:47 AM
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Maybe we should just stick to engine parts ... but this is pretty:
Wheel speed sensor

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Old 04-14-2011, 07:30 AM
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:00 AM
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Nice, Bluebee.
My goal is to look at my engine compartment, and know at least what the name of everything that can visually be seen is.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:07 AM
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My goal is to look at my engine compartment, and know at least what the name of everything that can visually be seen is.
Do you also see non-visually? Or is that language from the Department of Redundancy Department?
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:49 AM
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Do you also see non-visually? Or is that language from the Department of Redundancy Department?
Good point. My writing mirrors my personality, which is far more loquacious than reticent!
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:51 AM
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Here is a picture of the auxiliary water pump from underside my M54 engine:
- AAA is towing my car in 30 minutes (total electrical failure)
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:55 AM
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Here is a clean shot of my M54 engine Bosch 120 OEM alternator, with the airbox removed so it can more easily be seen:
- AAA is towing my car in 30 minutes (total electrical failure)


And, here, circled, is another view of my VANOS solonoid adjusting unit:
- AAA is towing my car in 30 minutes (total electrical failure)


Yet another VANOS solenoid adjusting unit on my M54 engine, this one (gunked up) under the apparently leaking valve cover gasket:
- AAA is towing my car in 30 minutes (total electrical failure)
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:58 AM
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Here is the idle control valve (ICV) on Michel's ( mmm635) M54 engine:
- AAA is towing my car in 30 minutes (total electrical failure)


And, circled is a good view of Michel's starter motor:
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:04 AM
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And, here is my fan clutch as I try to reattach it (crookedly) to the waterpump of my M54 engine:
- AAA is towing my car in 30 minutes (total electrical failure)
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:14 AM
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Here, from underneath, are the tensioners and pulleys for my M54 belt-drive system:
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And, here is the diagram from the Bentleys of the M54 belt-drive system:
- AAA is towing my car in 30 minutes (total electrical failure)


Starting from the crankshaft inner pulley, the larger belt goes counterclockwise to the upper mechanical tensioner, then to the water pump, upside down to the idler roller, and then right-side up to the alternator pulley, and down to the power steering pump pulley at bottom right, and then back to the inner crankshaft pulley at bottom center.

The outer belt goes from the outer crankshaft pulley at bottom center counterclockwise upside down to the lower mechanical tensioner rightside up to the air conditioning compressor and then back to the outer crankshaft pulley.

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Old 04-15-2011, 07:51 PM
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Power steering fluid reservoir cap o-ring on my M54 engine:


Power steering fluid reservoir filter (removed by T20 Torx) in my M54:
- E39 (1997 - 2003) > Looks like PS systems are the hot topic today

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Old 04-15-2011, 08:57 PM
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My M54 passenger side vanos solenoid (covered in valve cover gasket leak grime):

My M54 fan clutch & waterpump connection:


My M54 upper radiator nipple connection to the expansion tank:


My M54 expansion tank cap and bleeder screw geometry:
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