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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 12-10-2016, 01:55 PM
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Any recommendations for repairs while car is in the shop?

So right now I'm replacing the alternator tensioner pulley which snapped off the oil filter housing belts and oil filter housing itself with the gasket. Any other tips for repairs I should do while it's getting that done?

(P.s - I'm going to be doing VCG and VANOS rebuilder swap in very soon so those can be excluded!)
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Old 12-10-2016, 11:51 PM
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So right now I'm replacing the alternator tensioner pulley which snapped off the oil filter housing belts and oil filter housing itself with the gasket. Any other tips for repairs I should do while it's getting that done?

(P.s - I'm going to be doing VCG and VANOS rebuilder swap in very soon so those can be excluded!)
Engine? Model? Year?

The M52, M52TU, M62, M62TU, & M54 all have their own peculiarities...you gave no model/model year info and don't have a signature...so help us help you better...remember to give car details...or consider creating a signature so that it is always present when you post.
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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
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99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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Old 12-11-2016, 04:14 PM
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Engine? Model? Year?

The M52, M52TU, M62, M62TU, & M54 all have their own peculiarities...you gave no model/model year info and don't have a signature...so help us help you better...remember to give car details...or consider creating a signature so that it is always present when you post.

Thanks for the heads up man love these forums! Will do! It's an M54 530i 2002 love the car man! Just wanna have it running optimally! Gonna do the vanos and other necessary maintenance soon!
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