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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 10-23-2010, 12:39 PM
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dipstick o-ring

I am looking for the o-ring at the bottom of the dipstick. Found two different sizes. One is 9 x 2.2mm and the other is 19 x 3mm. Is this a mistake maybee? Anyways does anybody know the exact size for a 01 530. Also does it have to be some special o-ring or will just any o-ring do that i pick up from the store. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 10-23-2010, 01:32 PM
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o ring

hi
according to this page:
http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E3...vel_indicator/

this is the o-ring at bottom, size 19,5X3 : 11 43 1 740 045
and this is o-ring on dipstick itself(there are two of them), top, size 9X2,2 : 11 43 1 717 666

hope it helps
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Old 10-23-2010, 01:35 PM
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Absolutly. I didnt realize there was two of them. Would you know if I can just pick up any o-ring that size. Or does it have to be something special.
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:52 PM
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IIRC, the o-rings are covered in these bestlinks threads:
- Cn90 How to change your oil; and Bluebee how NOT to change your oil!
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:20 PM
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[QUOTE=bluebee;5568586]IIRC, the o-rings are covered in these bestlinks threads:
- Cn90 How to change your oil; and Bluebee how NOT to change your oil![/QUOTE

Thanks for the links, but not the o-rings in question. The o-rings i am talking about are on the dipstick tube. When you pull the tube out of the sump there is a ring there. Thats the one, but i have got it all figured out now. Thanks.
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:05 PM
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Not all materials are compatible with heat and oil.
That's only special aboout it.
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The o-rings i am talking about are on the dipstick tube. When you pull the tube out of the sump there is a ring there. Thats the one, but i have got it all figured out now. Thanks.
I lost that very same o-ring, and replaced mine, McGyver-like, with a garden hose washer. I never got around to buying the o-ring, but I happened to see this thread today while researching this compendium:
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > Complete list of all o-rings (by size & by part number) to buy when ordering parts
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