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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 11-23-2012, 01:00 PM
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The first time i change the Water Pump on my 1999 BMW 528i i used a screw driver to get it out which took up some time, this time i used a 10mm screw in the hold on the water pump and it came off so easy. just a heads up for anyone who didn't tried it this way.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:06 PM
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:08 PM
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The first time i change the Water Pump on my 1999 BMW 528i i used a screw driver to get it out which took up some time, this time i used a 10mm screw in the hold on the water pump and it came off so easy. just a heads up for anyone who didn't tried it this way.
On a point of clarification, by "10mm screw" I think you mean a bolt with a 10mm hex head. Is that correct? If so the bolt is an M6 thread, i.e. thread diameter 6mm.

I make the point just in case someone wants to buy bolts in advance for this method. Asking for a 10mm bolt is likely to get an M10 with a 16 or 17mm hex head. The same idea as an SAE 1/4" bolt with 7/16 hex being different from a 7/16 bolt with 5/8 hex.
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The first time i change the Water Pump on my 1999 BMW 528i i used a screw driver to get it out which took up some time, this time i used a 10mm screw in the hold on the water pump and it came off so easy. just a heads up for anyone who didn't tried it this way.
It's easier to use or make the proper tool ... but I understand that many do without:
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