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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 08-25-2014, 11:52 AM
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97 E39 Accumulator Question

I have a 97 540i, and I need some help. I recently rear ended someone and have since taken apart my front end to begin the rebuild. I am stuck concerning this one part. I believe this is the accumulator, and I have noticed that a small metal pipe was broken during my collision. I have a few questions concerning what to do next.

1. Should I replace the R/D (accumulator) entirely?
2. Can this broken pipe simply be welded back?
3. If #2 is not possible, what is the part called? and can it be DIY replaced?

If you know anything that can possibly help me please let me know. I have searched the forum for about an hour before posting this. I found no info on my own.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:44 PM
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Doubt it can be repaired. Remove the pipe and take it to the dealer. Realoem does not show details on the pipe: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...85&hg=64&fg=60

You might be able to evacuate and recharge the system, rather than replacing the R/D.
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:21 PM
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64538372989 should be this one... drier to condensor line. if its been open more than one day, i would buy a new drier...they are too cheap no to
theres a used one on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E39-A-C-...858ca8&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/01-02-03-BMW...3b7614&vxp=mtr
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:25 PM
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Doubt it can be repaired. Remove the pipe and take it to the dealer. Realoem does not show details on the pipe: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...85&hg=64&fg=60

You might be able to evacuate and recharge the system, rather than replacing the R/D.
thank you, I just pulled the whole thing off and saw what it was..
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:35 PM
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64538372989 should be this one... drier to condensor line. if its been open more than one day, i would buy a new drier...they are too cheap no to
theres a used one on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E39-A-C-...858ca8&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/01-02-03-BMW...3b7614&vxp=mtr
Thanks SFC. That is exactly what I needed, and just ordered too!!
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