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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
My brother's car had a terrible VANOS oil line leak... It was dripping one drop of oil every half a minute or so... So that needed replacement immediately. Bought the part (can't exactly remember how much $$ but wasn't terrible) and decided to replace it and took this video. Almost all DIY posts I came across called for removing the air intake box... You don't need to remove anything but one bolt. The whole process took less than 40 minutes! I hope you find this video helpful!
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