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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 12-30-2012, 06:34 PM
FLE39 FLE39 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2003 530i 5spd Manual
New DISA valve

Did my DISA valve yesterday @ 104k. Took a whopping 30 minutes. The old one was beyond shot. the flapper had no resistance anywhere. Complete free flapping. Got the new BMW valve in and took it for a spin. What a difference. Engine feels so much stronger and responsive. Got rid of a lot of that "old junky car" feel. Engine pulls real hard now. And taking off in 1st gear is a lot easier. Much smoother off the line.


However I have to question how the "DISAV Pin" can fall out. The way this thing is installed, the pin is up against the inside of the intake manifold. Not sure how it can physically fall out?
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