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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 10-14-2014, 08:24 AM
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Exclamation bad fuel pump???

i have a 2000 528i e39 and when ever i get to half tank the car will die. ill be sitting at a light and the RPMs will drop to about 200 and go up and down a little then stall. after i fill up the tank it runs great. I'm thinking that it is a problem with the fuel pump because i whines really loud id you stand outside of the car on the passenger rear door. and when i put gas in the car it only takes half a tank so i know that i still has gas in it when it is doing it
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:44 AM
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i finally fixed the fuel pump problem i popped out the pump from under the seat and siphoned most of the gas out to find gunk in the pump filter and a zip tie in the pump holder restricting the flow of gas thanks
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i finally fixed the fuel pump problem i popped out the pump from under the seat and siphoned most of the gas out to find gunk in the pump filter and a zip tie in the pump holder restricting the flow of gas thanks
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