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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 12-29-2012, 09:52 AM
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aftermath of starter replacement

whats up fellas... so after the grueling experience of replacing my starter on my 97 528i via moving the manifold out of the way not completely off... after putting everything back started the car fine... when i cut the car off i hear the sound of air escaping.. I went back over it. I didnt take off many vacuum lines but what could it possibly be? any ideas thanks
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:16 AM
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Did you have to take out the oil dipstick tube to get the starter out?
I think this is only done if you decided to take the starter out from
below the car. If so, then perhaps the seal on the dipstick tube isn't sitting flush.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:25 AM
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yes i did have to remove the dipstick... but i put it back flush.. is there a seal on the tube?
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:52 AM
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Yes, the oil dipstick tube has a seal.
BMW part number 11 43 1 740 045

Last edited by vavet5308; 12-29-2012 at 11:03 AM. Reason: added part number
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:08 AM
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yea when i put it back i didnt see a seal on the tube.. just seen the tube i put it back in flush.. what does the seal look? any pic of it?
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:16 AM
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Hi,
What you hear may well be normal sound of air moving through the throttle butterfly when the engine stops, I would be having a good listen with the engine running may be use a piece of plastic hose against your ear and other end put along the manifold area to try and id any areas of concern.

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:24 AM
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thats about the area that i hear it.. but i don't recall hearing that before hand... i could be hyper sensitive to noises after putting everything back.. not wanting to screw up
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:53 AM
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The PCV hose is attached to the dipstick housing.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:01 PM
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i have that attached...
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:21 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vavet5308 View Post
Yes, the oil dipstick tube has a seal.
BMW part number 11 43 1 740 045
See pictures of the seal over here:
- How to test, clean, & redesign the original BMW dipstick guide tube to prevent CCV vent clogs (1)
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See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:32 PM
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is that the title of the post on this forum?
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:11 PM
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is that the title of the post on this forum?
Ah, you're new here.

See the little (1) at the end of the reference.

It's like a biology paper in high school. It's a reference mark.

Only this one is clickable.

I found it for you simply by typing /dipstick F3 in the bestlinks.

More details here:
- How To Easily Find Information on Your E39 Topic Before Posting a New Thread
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