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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 03-19-2011, 12:21 PM
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Oil dipstick tube

Does anyone have any advice or DIY plugs on how to remove and clean the oil dipstick tube on a 2000 540it m62

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Old 03-19-2011, 06:23 PM
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Does anyone have any advice or DIY plugs on how to remove and clean the oil dipstick tube on a 2000 540it m62
I have no idea ... but ... don't all the CCV DIYs include working on the o-rings at the bottom of the oil dipstick tube?
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:37 PM
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Here's a plugged-up dipstick tube posted by RDL just today:
- CCV FAILS: crankcase ventilation valve diaphragm tears, freezes (1), &/or clogs (1), necessitating CCV replacement (M54,M54,M54, M54 observations) (M52,M52) (M52TU) (M62,M62) ('99 528i) ('98 528i); raising pressures, often causing the OFH oil filter housing to leak (1) (2) (3) (4); frequently blowing the VCG valve cover gasket (1); and sometimes the head gasket (1) (2); often causing vacuum leaks (1) (2) (3).



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I have no idea ... but ... don't all the CCV DIYs include working on the o-rings at the bottom of the oil dipstick tube?
Yes. It's part of the CCV replacement DIY, or the Vacuum Lines / Vacuum Hoses replacement DIY.

When you have it out, you can use carburetor cleaning liquid or similar. Use air pressure (air compressor) to blow from the bottom of the dipstick tube (the narrow holes), up.

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Just water down it. About a liter would be good. :evil:


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OK....but how did you get it through the AC bracket??
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BTW, after I originally posted to this thread, I removed and cleaned my plugged dipstick guide tube, and wrote about it here...
- How to test, clean, & redesign the original BMW dipstick guide tube to prevent CCV vent clogs (1)

There is absolutely no way any solvent is gonna unclog that dipstick guide tube (ask me how I know).

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