5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
on the e34, its mounted on the framerail right next to the gastank, you look under your rear passanger side tire towards the back of the vehicle to find it. Not sure if its the same on the e39, but it might be.
Take a look under your car near the gastank for a little white canister, if you see one, I'm willing to bet it's in there.
Thanks very much guys for your excellent responses.
LOS, I actually did see that article in autorepair but didn't think it applied to my car.
The photos are kind of fuzzy, but yes it applies to our E39's. The E39 generation was 1997-2003 in the US, but began in 1996 outside the USA. Note that there ARE some functional differences, particularly related to the engine management system and emissions, beginning in the 1999 model year.
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