BMW 5 Series E39

since 1996-2001 release

Repair and operation of the car

+ Introduction
- Maintenance instruction
   Governing bodies, devices and control lamps
   Locking devices and anticreeping alarm system
   Equipment of salon
   Security systems
   Gas station of fuel, start and stop of the engine
   Parking brake
   Manual Box of Gear Shifting (MBGS)
   Automatic Transmission (AT) *
   The alarm system of emergency rapprochement at the parking (PDC) *
   System of automatic stabilization of stability with the regulator of traction effort (ASC+T)
   Electronic adjustment of rigidity of depreciation (EDC) * and adjustment of a road gleam
   System of heating and ventilation
   Automatic conditioner *
   Autonomous systems of heating and ventilation
   System of self-diagnostics *
   Traveling computer
   Running in
   Catalytic converter
   Anti-blocking system of brakes (ABS)
   The movement with the trailer
   Luggage carrier on a roof
   Automobile phone *
   Radio reception
   Readjustment of headlights
   Automobile radio receiver
   The Hi-Fi audio system with DSP *
   Sign of an emergency stop *
   First-aid kit *
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating
+ 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
+ Schemes of electric equipment
+ System of onboard diagnostics

Catalytic converter

The catalytic converter reduces toxicity of the fulfilled gases.

It is necessary to apply only unleaded gasoline.

Even insignificant impurity of tetraethyllead is enough completely to put the oxygen sensor and the catalytic converter out of action.

In order to avoid possible damages and for ensuring trouble-free operation of the engine it is necessary to follow the following rules.

Surely you carry out all established works on maintenance.

You monitor timely refueling of a tank.

At emergence of interruptions in operation of the engine at once you suppress it.

It is possible to launch towage only the cold engine. Otherwise not burned down fuel will get to the catalytic converter. For launch of the engine it is better to use auxiliary cables.

Avoid other situations at which fuel burns down not completely or does not burn down at all, for example frequent or long use of a starter with short intervals between inclusions, repeated unsuccessful attempts to start the engine (at the same time start-up or a stop of the engine serviceable in every respect does not mean), operation of the engine at the removed spark plug tip.

Surely observe the above-stated recommendations, otherwise not burned down fuel will get to the catalytic converter. Danger of an overheat and damage of the catalytic converter will result.

During the operation of the catalytic converter, on whatever car it was installed, high temperature develops. The heat-shielding screens mounted in a zone of exhaust devices cannot be removed or covered with anticorrosive mastic. It is necessary to watch that during the movement, during the operation of the engine idling or on the parking the heated parts of system of production of the fulfilled gases did not appear in dangerous proximity from flammable materials (a grass, foliage, straw, etc.). Otherwise there is a danger of their ignition connected with risk of severe injuries for victims and causing significant material damage.