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Old 05-02-2007, 02:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Purge Valve Location E39

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I own a e39, 540i, 2000 production year. I am getting a check engine code OF62, "Evaporative emission system purge valve". I did some research and first replaced the gas cap as the possible cheap fix. The light came back on after a reset. I am now replacing the purge valve, but cannot find its location. I pulled the rear wheel under the gas lid and removed the interior cover, but it was not there. Can anyone tell me where the purge valve is located on this car? Thanks.
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If I remember right, on v8 models the tank venting valve is fitted in front left wheel arch.
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This is an american car, are you saying it is opposite the gas lid opening? I would need to remove the wheel and the plastic housing under the well to get to it, right? Thanks for the help.
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