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





Check of a state and replacement of hoses of a motive compartment

Replacement of hoses of the air conditioning system has to be made at car repair shop of dealer office or in a specialized workshop where there is an equipment for safe dumping of pressure in system. Never disconnect hoses of system and do not remove its components, previously without having dumped pressure.

General information

Influence of high temperatures in a motive compartment leads to gradual failure of the rubber and plastic hoses used in various systems. It is regularly necessary to make check of hoses on existence of cracks, weakening of fastening of collars, hardening of materials and signs of leaks.

Information relating to cooling system hoses is provided in the Section Check of Functioning of the Cooling System, and to hoses of the brake system - in the Section Check of the Brake System.

The majority of hoses (but not all) fasten by means of collars. Where collars are used, check reliability of their fastening providing lack of leaks. If collars are not used, make sure that the hose in a junction with the union was not inflated and/or did not harden, allowing leaks.

Vacuum hoses

Usually vacuum hoses which are especially applied in systems of decrease in toxicity of the fulfilled gases have color marking or inserts from color strips.

Various systems demand use of hoses with various thickness of walls, thermal stability and various resistance to a collapse. When replacing hoses you watch that material of a new hose corresponded to material of old.

Often only reliable way of check of a condition of a hose is its full removal from the car. At removal more than one hose take care of accurate marking of hoses and unions to provide the correct assembly.

When checking vacuum hoses do not forget to check T-shaped plastic connections also. Examine them on existence of cracks which can cause leaks.

For identification of leak of vacuum it is possible to use a small piece of a vacuum hose as a stethoscope. Press one end of a hose to an ear and listen another to all vacuum hoses and connections on existence of the characteristic hissing demonstrating vacuum leak.

Using a similar stethoscope, be careful, do not allow contact with moving components in a motive compartment, such as driving belt, cooling fan, etc.)

Fuel hoses

At survey or service of components of fuel system it is necessary to observe certain precautionary measures. You perform all works in well aired room, do not allow approach of naked flame (for example, the lit cigarettes) or the bulbs unprotected by the lamp shade to the venue of works. Immediately collect the spilled fuel by rags which put then to the place where its spontaneous ignition is impossible. At hit of fuel on skin immediately wash away it a plentiful amount of water with soap. At work with fuel system it is necessary to use goggles and always to have near at hand the fire extinguisher.

Fuel hoses usually are under pressure therefore at their detachment be ready that fuel will be sprayed and he needs to be collected.

On the cars equipped with system of injection of fuel before serving fuel hoses, it is necessary to dump pressure in system.


Check all rubber fuel hoses for existence of signs of wear and attritions. Pay special attention to sites of a bend and in front of unions, for example a hose junction with the fuel pump or the filter, cracks can be formed there.

Use only high-quality fuel hoses. Never, under no circumstances use as fuel not reinforced vacuum hoses, transparent plastic tubes or water hoses.

For fastening of fuel hoses collars of tape type are usually used. These collars weaken a tension over time and can "jump out" at removal. When replacing hoses replace such collars with collars of screw type.

Metal lines

Between the fuel pump and system of injection of fuel sections of metal tubes are often inserted. Carefully check these tubes for existence of dents, twisting or cracks.

If the section of the metal line needs to be replaced, use only seamless steel tubes since copper and aluminum tubes are insufficiently strong to resist to the vibrations caused by operation of the engine.

Check metal brake lines in places of their connection with the main cylinder and with the regulator of pressure or ABS (if it is available) for existence of cracks or the weakened nipple connections. Any signs of leak of brake fluid demand immediate careful survey of all brake system.

Hoses of system of hydrostrengthening of a wheel

Check hoses of system of hydrostrengthening of a wheel for existence of signs of leak of liquid, the weakened nipple connections and worn-out collars. The proceeding hoses and worn-out collars should be replaced.