BMW 5 series E39

Since 1996-2001 of release

Repair and car operation

+ Introduction
+ The maintenance instruction
- Current leaving and service
   The routine maintenance schedule
   Current leaving
   The general information on adjustment
   Check of levels of liquids
   Check of a condition of tyres and pressure in them
   Replacement of impellent oil and the oil filter
   Check and adjustment of turns of idling of the engine and level WITH
   Replacement of an element of the air filter
   Replacement of the filter of air of salon
   Check of brake system
   The visual control of the bottom and body elements
   Check of level of a liquid of system of hydrostrengthening of a wheel
   Wheels and tyres. Rotation, replacement, balancing and leaving. Snow chains. “Секретки” wheels. Elimination of trembling of a wheel
   Check of a condition and replacement of hoses of an impellent compartment
   Condition check приводных belts
   Check of a condition of the battery, care it and gymnastics. Replacement of an element of a food брелка ДУ
   Check and replacement of spark plugs
   Check of functioning of fuel system. Winter operation of the Diesel engine
   Check of functioning of system of cooling
   Check of a condition of system of release of the fulfilled gases
   Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and steering
   Check of a condition of protective covers of power shafts
   Greasing запорных devices
   Visual check of seat belts
   Check of a condition and replacement of brushes of screen wipers
   Replacement of a brake liquid
   Replacement of a liquid of system of cooling. Check of frost resistance of a cooler. Visual check of system of cooling
   Sediment removal, replacement of the fuel filter. Removal of air from fuel system of the diesel engine
   Replacement трансмиссионного oils of a manual box of a gear change
   Replacement of a lubricant liquid of differential
   Check of a thickness of a conducted disk of coupling
+ The engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ The power supply system and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Manual transmission
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Electric equipment schemes
+ System of onboard diagnostics

Replacement of impellent oil and the oil filter

(For the diesel engine each 10 000 km)

Under trying conditions operation work is made twice more often.

Long contact of a skin to the fulfilled impellent oil is dangerous enough. Use a protective cream and put on gloves during carrying out of this procedure. The clothes which have become impregnated with oil replace immediately.

Frequent replacement of impellent oil is the main preventive procedure of service accessible to the mechanic-fan. Eventually oil is subject разжижению and to pollution that conducts to premature deterioration of the engine.


1. Before starting to work, make sure available all necessary tool. You also should have near at hand enough of rags or old newspapers for gathering of the spilt oil. For oil replacement the following equipment is necessary:
   a) the Viewing hole or the hydrolift and supports, a syringe for отсоса oils.
   b) Depending on execution of the filter a head of 13 or 36 mm for отворачивания the central bolt of the case of the filter.
   c) the Head of 17 mm or 19 mm for отворачивания stoppers of removal of oil, and also capacity for gathering of oil in volume of 8 l (in case oil is not sucked away).

2. Following spare parts are necessary:
   a) If oil is not sucked away: the Sealing ring from aluminium А12ґ15.5 for consolidation of a drain stopper. The ring can be delivered with the oil filter.
   b) the Filtering element.
   c) the Sealing ring for the case of the filter and depending on execution one or two sealing rings for the central bolt. For the same model of the engine two various executions of the filter can be delivered. It is necessary to mean it at acquisition of spare parts.
   d) Depending on the engine from 6.5 to 7.5 l of impellent oil. Apply only the oil recommended by Specifications. Surpluses of impellent oil can be removed by means of a syringe through an aperture of the index of level.
3. Start the engine and warm up it to normal working temperature - warm oil and a sediment follow from the engine is better. If it is necessary to buy new oil, the filter or any tools, поезжайте behind them on the car, thus you will warm up at the same time impellent oil.
4. Park the car on an equal surface and switch off the engine when it will enough get warm. Uncover mouths of a gulf of oil a cover of a head of cylinders.
5. For providing of access to a drain stopper and the oil filter поддомкратьте the car and reliably establish it on support.

At all do not work under the car supported only hydraulic or ножничного of type by a jack - always use support!

6. Open a screw-driver with crosswise шлицем a cover in the bottom guard of an impellent compartment under the pallet картера.
Give a screw-driver with crosswise шлицем a cover in the bottom guard of an impellent compartment under the pallet картера

7. Trying not to concern разогретых components, establish drain capacity under a drain stopper in the bottom part of the engine.

8. Clear the area round a stopper sideways the pallet картера, then give a stopper. It is recommended at отдавании stoppers on the last some turns to use rubber gloves, not to receive burns hot oil. During stopper untwisting try to press it to картеру, and then sharply pull out it. It will help you to avoid contact of a hand to a stream of hot oil, and as possibility of loss of a stopper in drain capacity.

9. In process of weakening of a pressure of oil at вытекании, probably, change of position of capacity under картером is required. Check up old oil on presence of metal particles, it can warn in advance you about deterioration of the engine. To exclude the reasons of the further damages after repair it is necessary to clean oil channels and hoses carefully. In addition, if it is established, it is necessary to replace an oil radiator.
10. After removal of old oil wipe a drain stopper pure rags. Any, even the smallest metal parts which have stuck to a stopper, will immediately pollute new oil.

Replacement of the oil filter, execution with the central bolt


1. Turn out the central bolt (1) in a cover of the oil filter. Execution with the central bolt.
2. Uncover (2) with the central bolt (1).
3. Wait, yet will not flow down oil from the filter case. Then take out filtering element (3). Wipe a rag flowing down oil.

4. Insert into the filter case a new filtering element.

Observe the instructions resulted on the filter.

5. Clear a cover of the oil filter. Replace sealing rings (arrows on an accompanying illustration) on the central bolt and a cover, having greased from impellent oil.

6. Put from above a cover with the central bolt and press it. Thus the central bolt should enter into an aperture in the case bottom.
7. Tighten the central bolt the moment of 25 Nanometers.

Replacement of the oil filter, execution with a screw cover


1. Turn away a cover a head of 36 mm. HUNDRED firms BMW for this purpose use the special tool which is established for external diameter of a cover. Address to an accompanying illustration.
2. Wait, while oil will not flow down from the filter case. After that take out filtering element (1). Flowing down oil wipe a rag.

3. Insert into the filter case a new filtering element.

Observe the instructions resulted on the filter.

4. Replace rubber sealing rings (arrow) on маслопроводе and a cover. Grease with their impellent oil.
5. Put from above a cover of the oil filter with маслопроводом and press. Thus маслопровод should enter into an aperture in the case bottom.
6. Tighten a cover of the oil filter the moment of 25 Nanometers.

System filling


1. Screw a drain stopper with a new sealing ring and tighten densely, but without the appendix of excessive force. The moment of an inhaling of a bolt of 17 mm: 30 Nanometers, a bolt of 19 mm: 60 Nanometers.
2. Fill in in system through a jellied mouth of a cover of a head of cylinders new oil of demanded quality and viscosity. The volume of filled in oil is presented in Specifications.
3. Start the engine and allow to it to work on the raised number of turns (about 2500 rpm) until the control lamp (nearby 5) will go out. Stop the engine.
4. Wait for 5 mines and measure level of oil by the level index.
5. Close a cover in the bottom guard of an impellent compartment under the pallet картера and a screw-driver with crosswise шлицем turn a clip on a turn quarter, having closed a cover.
6. Pass on the car and check up tightness of a drain stopper and the oil filter. If necessary cautiously tighten them.
7. Stop the warm engine and through 2 mines once again check up oil level. If necessary add in system oil.
8. If it is necessary, return in a starting position the index of intervals of service. The special device sold by firm BMW for this purpose is required. If necessary HUNDRED carry out this operation free of charge.
9. It is necessary to apply oil of identical type to the best control over an operational condition of the engine and, whenever possible, mark. For this purpose it is recommended at oil replacement by the engine to strengthen a label with instructions of mark and viscosity of oil.
10. Any change of type of oil is not recommended. Impellent oils of identical type, and mark, but various viscosity can be filled in in system in case of need in a season transition period.