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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 07-01-2015, 07:04 AM
Deathstroke Deathstroke is offline
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Coil packs dont fit?

Hey guys,
I got some new coil packs from car-parts -.com... Cr@p website dont buy from them .. i bought a pack of 6 coils for some misfires that were occuring after a tune up. I decided to replace all 6 because im not sure the previous owner did and ive hit 200k. Anyways, i buy these plugs.. 2 out of 6 fit the male connection, the other 4 plug in only half way.. i communicated my issue with carparts who then sent me another order of 6 coils.. none of them fit.. i now have 10 bad coils and im out $100.. i decided to stop dealing with car-parts -.com after this.. i will be going to the stealers for my coils tomorrow.. but has anyone else had this issue with coils? .. and what can be done to fix the issue? .. im talking in terms of someone going through a financial speed bump as i was a few months ago and needed my car to run smoothly, but didnt have the extra money to go to a dealership.. thx guys

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Old 07-01-2015, 07:21 AM
cn90 cn90 is offline
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I always buy used OEM coils on ebay b/c:
- They are cheap at $10/each.
- I can have a few spare sitting in the trunk.
- They fit perfectly, just look at what you have now (Bremi vs Bosch).

BTW, I removed both cosmetic covers (fuel rail cover and sprak plug cover) and store them on my garage shelf.
This way I have quick access to the coils etc.
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:12 AM
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I think coils are on the OEM only list ... but you can check here...
- What brand is the OEM part original equipment manufacturer for your BMW (1) & what parts & supplies are best to buy OEM (1)
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