BMW 5 Series E39

since 1996-2001 release

Repair and operation of the car



BMW E39
+ Introduction
+ Maintenance instruction
- Current leaving and service
   Schedule of routine maintenance
   Introduction
   Current leaving
   General information on control
   Check of levels of liquids
   Check of a condition of tires and pressure in them
   Replacement of motive oil and oil filter
   Check and adjustment of turns of idling of the engine and SO level
   Replacement of an element of the air filter
   Replacement of the filter of air of salon
   Check of the brake system
   Visual control of the bottom and elements of a body
   Check of level of liquid of system of hydrostrengthening of a wheel
   Wheels and tires. Rotation, replacement, balancing and leaving. Snow chains. Sekretka of wheels. Elimination of trembling of a wheel
   Check of a state and replacement of hoses of a motive compartment
   Check of a condition of driving belts
   Check of a condition of the battery, care of it and charging. Replacement of a battery DU brelka
   Check and replacement of spark plugs
   Check of functioning of fuel system. Winter operation of the Diesel
   Check of functioning of the cooling system
   Check of a condition of system of production 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
   Lubricant of locking devices
   Visual check of seat belts
   Check of a state and replacement of brushes of screen wipers
   Replacement of brake fluid
   Cooling system liquid replacement. Check of frost resistance of a cooler. Visual check of the cooling system
   Removal of a sediment, replacement of the fuel filter. Removal of air from fuel system of the diesel engine
   Replacement of gearbox oil of a manual box of gear shifting
   Replacement of lubricant liquid of differential
   Check of thickness of the conducted clutch plate
+ 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





Schedule of routine maintenance

The offered recommendations assume independent performing procedures of service of the car by its owner unlike the works which are carried out at car repair shop of dealer office of the BMW company. Though this schedule is made on the basis of recommendations of manufacturer, intervals between the majority of procedures, at the discretion of the owner of the car, it is possible to reduce, for example, check and replacement of lubricants and liquids should be made with the intervals providing the maximum service life of the engine or drive. Besides, if the owner of the car is interested in supporting him in a condition of the maximum readiness for operation on a case of possible resale, many procedures can be performed more often. We only welcome a similar initiative.

Initial service and check of the new car has to be made at car repair shop of dealer office of firm for the purpose of performance of conditions of the guarantee certificate. In most cases such check is made free of charge (apply for further information in dealer office of firm).

Intervals of service of the BMW car of the 5th series depend on conditions of its operation. Intervals of service are displayed on the dashboard. The index of intervals of service has five green, one yellow and one red light-emitting diodes (LED). In addition the inscriptions "Oilservice", "Inspektion", and also a symbol of hours can light up (means need of replacement of brake fluid). The less the green light-emitting diode after inclusion of ignition burns, the less time remains before the next service. If the yellow light-emitting diode lights up together with one of two inscriptions, it is necessary to carry out the next maintenance. The following types of scheduled maintenance are provided: "Inspection I" (TO-1) and "Inspection II" (TO-2). TO-2 are every second TO-1. At violation of frequency of service the red light-emitting diode lights up.

Display of the indicator of the forthcoming maintenance

Calculation of intervals of service is made by the microprocessor depending on the passable distance and service conditions, and also from style of driving. Amount of works, included in THAT, is specified in the service book.

On HUNDRED after work, carried out together with replacement of oil or performance THAT, indication of need of carrying out service is dumped. The special device which is on sale HUNDRED BMW is necessary for dropping indication. However HUNDRED, authorized by BMW, are obliged to dump free of charge indication of an interval of service even if service was conducted independently.

For ensuring optimum operation of the engine it is recommended to consider at the same time when carrying out the analysis of composition of the fulfilled gases contents of memory of malfunctions. In a control system of the engine there can be imperceptible malfunctions which are compensated, but violate conditions of optimum operation of the engine (the increased fuel consumption). Malfunction can be revealed when reading contents of memory of malfunctions.

The works performed on system of service of BMW together with oil replacement are marked as "Oilservice".

The works performed within maintenance THAT need to be carried out at fire of the inscription "Inspektion" in combination with a yellow light-emitting diode. If not to follow the index of intervals of service, then service it is necessary to carry out each 20 000 km, or once in 2 years. Every second maintenance (TO-2) includes additional works.

TIME IN 4-6 WEEKS

• Check the level of motive oil (Section Check of Levels of Liquids) "Oilservice"
• Check the level of cooling liquid of the engine (Section Check of Levels of Liquids) "Oilservice"
• Check the level of liquid of washers of glasses (Section Check of Levels of Liquids) "Oilservice"
• Check a condition of tires and pressure in them (The section Check of a Condition of Tires and Pressure in them) "Oilservice"

ONCE A YEAR OR EACH 10 000 KM OF THE RUN (THAT WILL COME EARLIER)

All listed above points, plus:
• You make replacement of motive oil of the diesel engine and an oil filter. Under trying conditions is twice more often than operation. (The section Check of a Condition of Tires and Pressure in them) "Oilservice"
• Delete a sediment from the fuel filter of the diesel engine (The section Removal of a Sediment, replacement of the fuel filter. Removal of air from fuel system of the diesel engine). "Oilservice"

ONCE A YEAR OR EACH 15 000 KM OF THE RUN (THAT WILL COME EARLIER)

All listed above points, plus:
• You make replacement of motive oil of the petrol engine and an oil filter. Under trying conditions is twice more often than operation. (Section Replacement of Motive Oil and Oil Filter) of "Oilservice"
• You make check of turns of idling of the engine, contents WITH and interview memory of malfunctions of "Oilservice"
• You make replacement of the air filter (Section Replacement of an Element of the Air Filter) of "Oilservice"
• Check the microfilter of air of salon, in the presence of pollution replace (Section Replacement of the Filter of Air of Salon). "Oilservice"
• Check operation of the brake system, thickness of brake shoes (Section Check of the Brake System). "Oilservice"
• Check the chassis and a body for existence of damages and corrosion (Undressed Visual control of the bottom and elements of a body). "Oilservice"
• Check functioning of electric consumers of "Oilservice"
• Check concentration of antifreeze of liquid of the cooling system (The section Cooling System Liquid Replacement. Check of frost resistance of a cooler. Visual check of the cooling system). "Oilservice"

Components of a motive compartment. BMW 525tds models

1 — the maslomerny probe of the engine
2 — the tank of brake fluid
(under the microfilter case)
3 — the positive plug for
compulsory start of the engine
4 — the oil tank gidrousili-
tel of the steering drive

5 — a broad tank of system
coolings
6 — a maslozalivny mouth
engine
7 — the tank of the liquid used
in system of intensive cleaning
glasses
8 — the tank of the liquid used
in windscreen washers and washers
headlights

TO-1: TIME IN 2 YEARS OR EACH 20 000 KM OF THE RUN

All listed above points, plus:
• Check the level of liquid of system of hydrostrengthening of a wheel (Section Check of Level of Liquid of System of Hydrostrengthening of a Wheel)
• Check tires and if necessary you make rotation of wheels (The section of the Wheel and the tire. Rotation, replacement, balancing and leaving. Snow chains. Sekretka of wheels. Elimination of trembling of a wheel)
• Check a condition of hoses in a motive compartment (Section Check of a State and Replacement of Hoses of a Motive Compartment)
• Check a condition of a driving ridge belt (Section Check of a Condition of Driving Belts)
• You make check and service of the battery (The section Check of a Condition of the Battery, care of it and charging. Replacement of a battery DU brelka)
• You make replacement of spark plugs (The section Check and replacement of spark plugs)
• Check thickness of blocks of the parking brake, the course of the lever of the parking brake. If necessary adjust. Earn extra the parking brake (Section Check of the Brake System).
• You make visual control on tightness of RKPP, AT and main transfer of the back bridge
• Check functioning of fuel system (The section Check of Functioning of Fuel System. Winter operation of the Diesel)
• Check the cooling system (Section Check of Functioning of the Cooling System)
• Check a condition of system of production of the fulfilled gases (Section Check of a Condition of System of Production of the Fulfilled Gases)
• Check components of system of steering and suspension brackets (Section Check of a Condition of Components of a Suspension Bracket and Steering)
• Check a condition of covers of power shafts (Section Check of a Condition of Protective Covers of Power Shafts)
• Grease with universal lubricant of a loop of a cowl, trunk lid and doors (Section Lubricant of Locking Devices)
• Check a condition of anticorrosive protection of the bottom and preservation of cavities (Undressed Visual control of the bottom and elements of a body)
• Check existence of damages of seat belts (The section Visual check of seat belts)
• Check headlights, marker lights and signals of turn. If necessary regulate headlights (The head Proverka of level of liquid of system of hydrostrengthening of a wheel)
• Check work of a sound signal, system of heating and ventilation
• Check work glass - and a faroomyvatel, installation of jets
• You examine and if necessary replacement of brushes of a screen wiper of a windshield (Section Check of a State and Replacement of Brushes of Screen Wipers)
• Replace a battery a brelka of remote control of the uniform lock if on the indicator of self-diagnostics the message "Funkschlussel-Batt appears." - the radio key battery (The section Check of a Condition of the Battery, care of it and charging. Replacement of a battery DU brelka)

Components of a motive compartment. BMW 520i, 523i, 528i models

1 — the maslomerny probe of the engine
2 — the tank of brake fluid
(under the microfilter case)
3 — the "plus" plug for force -
telny start of the engine
4 — the oil tank gidrousili-
tel of the steering drive

5 — a broad tank of system
coolings
6 — a maslozalivny mouth
engine
7 — the tank of the washing liquid,
used in system
intensive purification of glasses
8 — the tank of the washing liquid,
used in windscreen washers
and washers of headlights

TO-2: EACH 2 YEARS, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE RUN

• You make replacement of brake fluid with the subsequent pumping (Section Replacement of Brake Fluid)

EACH 3 YEARS, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE RUN

• You make removal, washing and filling of the cooling system (The section Cooling System Liquid Replacement. Check of frost resistance of a cooler. Visual check of the cooling system)

EACH 40 000 KM OF THE RUN

All listed above points, plus:
• You make replacement of the fuel filter of the diesel engine (The section Removal of a Sediment, replacement of the fuel filter. Removal of air from fuel system of the diesel engine)

EACH 80 000 KM OF THE RUN
• You make replacement of the fuel filter of the petrol engine (The section Removal of a Sediment, replacement of the fuel filter. Removal of air from fuel system of the diesel engine)
• You make replacement of the RKPP gearbox oil (Section Replacement of Gearbox Oil of a Manual Box of Gear Shifting)
• You make replacement of lubricant liquid of differential (Section Replacement of Lubricant Liquid of Differential)
• You make check of thickness of the conducted clutch plate (Section Check of Thickness of the Conducted Clutch Plate)

Components of a motive compartment. BMW 535i, 540i models

1 — the tank of brake fluid
(under the microfilter case)
2 — the oil tank gidrousili-
tel of the steering drive
3 — the positive plug for
compulsory start of the engine
4 — the maslomerny probe of the engine

5 — a maslozalivny mouth
engine
6 — a broad tank of system
coolings
7 — the tank of the liquid used
in system of intensive cleaning
glasses
8 — the tank of the liquid used
in windscreen washers and washers
headlights