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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 06-30-2014, 05:40 PM
sevarino sevarino is offline
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Question new cold weather dipstick guide issue

Just installed new cold weather CCV and revised oil dipstick guide. My old oil dipstick is harder to push in and gets stuck on what feels like an inside ridge coming out. i really have to pull on it to get it out and am worried I'll break the end off and have it fall in the oil pan. Anyone else have this issue?
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:45 PM
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Yes, I have to pull harder than I think I should. You might dribble a little oil through it.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:07 AM
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Lots of good pictures here ...
- How to test, clean, & redesign the original BMW dipstick guide tube to prevent CCV vent clogs (1)
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