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


Gas station of fuel, start and stop of the engine

Gas station

(Concerning type and features of application of grades of fuel address materials of Specifications).

The cover of the filling hatch opens when pressing its first line.

Emergency unlocking of a cover of the hatch of a filling mouth

1. Having undertaken on the handle in the top part of the right side panel of an upholstery of a luggage carrier, take away it down.

2. Extend the button with a symbol of the gas station.

At the treatment of fuel at gas stations follow the safety rules which are hung out there.

The stopper of the fuel tank should be inserted in the holder on the back of a cover of the filling hatch.
During filling it is necessary to put the filling gun on a mouth of the fuel tank. If to raise the gun during gas station, then it will bring:
- to fuel interruption in supply
- to weakening of removal of vapors of gasoline if the gun has system of removal of these vapors

Ignition lock

0 — the wheel is blocked
The key can be inserted into the lock or is taken from it only in this situation.
Having taken out a key, slightly shake a steering wheel that it was latched on the lock.
1 — the wheel is unblocked
The turn of a key from situation 0 in situation 1 is often facilitated by easy rocking of a steering wheel.
2 — ignition is included/for BMW 525tds: preheat
All consumers of current are in working readiness.
3 — inclusion of a starter

Launch of the engine

Before start-up
1. Tighten the parking brake.
2. Establish a control lever by the transmission in neutral situation, and in the presence of AT - in the provision of P or N.
3. At a low temperature of external air squeeze out and hold pressed a coupling pedal.

Cars with the petrol engine
Without pressing an accelerator pedal, start the engine.

It is not necessary to be limited to too short-term inclusion of a starter, but also it is impossible to hold it included longer than 20 seconds. As soon as the engine is started, at once release a key.

Do not warm up the engine idling, and at once begin the movement at moderate turns.

BMW 535i, 540i:
Your BMW is equipped with system of comfortable launch of the engine. It is only enough to you to turn the ignition key in situation 3 (inclusion of a starter) and at once to release it.

The starter some time works in the automatic mode and is switched off also automatically as soon as the engine is started.

At an insufficient tension of the accumulator automatic launch of the engine is not made and not turned off. The engine in this case can be started from the accumulator of other car (address to Start of the engine from the auxiliary power supply).

If the engine (cold or superheated) is not started from the first, then it is necessary to operate as follows:
 • In order to avoid a zabryzgivaniye of spark plugs it is possible to repeat start-up attempt only after a short-term pause.
 • At launch of the engine you hold a pedal of an accelerator pressed approximately to a half of its course.

Launch of the cold engine at low temperatures (it is below -15 °C) and at big heights (more than 1000 m over sea height):
 • In the first attempt to start the engine you hold a starter included slightly longer usual (about 10 seconds).
 • You hold a pedal of an accelerator pressed approximately to a half of its course.

If you have to start often the engine at low temperatures and at big heights, then replace oil in the engine with oil of viscosity 5W-X.

Cars with the diesel engine

At the cold engine:
 • The ignition key has to be in situation 2 until the control lamp of preheat or the corresponding inscription on the display goes out.
 • Start the engine.

At extremely low temperatures of external air the starter can be held included not longer than 40 seconds.

At the warm engine:
 • If the control lamp of preheat does not burn, then at once start the engine.

Pressing of a pedal of an accelerator does not influence process of launch of the engine.

Do not warm up the engine idling, and at once begin the movement at moderate turns.

Removal of air from a power supply system of the diesel engine: if the fuel tank is empty, then, as a rule, removal of air from a power supply system is not required.

If nevertheless at launch of the engine there are problems:
 • You hold a starter included within about 20 seconds.

Never allow operation of the engine in the enclosed space. The fulfilled gases contain colourless and not having a smell, but very poisonous carbon monoxide. Inhalation of exhaust gases is unhealthy and can cause loss of consciousness and lead to death.

As the car is a potential source of danger, never leave it with the working engine unguarded.

Engine stop

To kill the engine, turn a key in situation 1 or 0.

Never take out a key from the lock on the run of the car. Otherwise at turn of a steering wheel the lock of a shaft of a steering column will be blocked. Going out of the car, always take out a key from the lock of ignition and lock the lock of a shaft of a steering column.

Cars with RKPP: at the parking on roads with a strong bias tighten the parking brake as inclusion of the first transfer or transfer of a backing under certain circumstances is insufficient to prevent spontaneous start-off from the place. Cars with AT: transfer the AT lever to situation P.