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Old 11-05-2006, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the engine code for my 2001 BMW 525i?

Is it E39? And, if anyone know where the lug nut is (to open to dispense the oil into a pan so I can change the oil), I'd appreciate it. Will you also show me a picture?

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Old 11-09-2006, 06:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ktdoc,

Your 525i body style is an E39, and your engine code is an M54 (if you are in the USA).

As for the oil drain plug, it is a 17 mm (as I recall) hex head bolt. Don't know how to attach a picture, but if you go to RealOEM.com Online BMW Parts Catalog and put in your VIN, then follow the links to "Engine" -> "Engine Housing" -> "Oil Pan/Oil Level Indicator" (bottom diagram), you should get the info you need.

Take good care of that E39!

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