BMW 5 Series E39

since 1996-2001 release

Repair and operation of the car

+ Introduction
+ Maintenance instruction
+ 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
   + Forward suspension bracket
   + Back suspension bracket
   - Steering
      Security measures during the work with a safety cushion
      Removal and installation of a steering wheel
      Removal and installation of the top facing of a steering column
      Removal and installation of a tip of steering draft
      Removal and installation of steering draft
      Fastening of a hydraulic pump
      Removal of air and filling of a hydraulic system of the power steering with liquid
      Check and adjustment of angles of installation of wheels
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment
+ System of onboard diagnostics


Removal of air and filling of a hydraulic system of the power steering with liquid

Air needs to be deleted from a hydraulic system if it was opened. Fill system surely only with new liquid since even small pollution can lead to violations in its work.

Types of the applied oils are given in Specifications. Use of other ATF oils has to be coordinated with the representative of BMW.


1. Turn off an oil tank stopper on the idle engine.

2. Start the engine on single turns. At once fill in oil to the mark MIN (2). Address an accompanying illustration.

Do not start the pump without oil.

3. Slowly turn a steering wheel to the left and to the right twice against the stop.
4. Again check oil level. If necessary add
5. Stop the engine and check oil level.
6. Add oil to the MAX (1) level. Add oil small doses. The general capacity of system makes 1.2 l.
7. Close the tank a stopper.
8. Level of cold oil has to be between the marks MIN and MAX in the index of level. Cold oil is understood as oil at a temperature of +20 °C.