BMW 5 Series E39

since 1996-2001 release

Repair and operation of the car

+ Introduction
+ Maintenance instruction
- Current leaving and service
   Schedule of routine maintenance
   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 thickness of the conducted clutch plate

Necessary tool:
BMW caliber.

The necessary wearing-out elements:
Only if check concerns worn-out coupling: The conducted clutch plate.

The coupling which is self-established also does not demand service. Therefore wear of coupling cannot be determined by the pedal course. Thickness of a clutch plate is measured by special control caliber. The disk at the same time does not need to be removed.

If there is no specified caliber, it is possible to check coupling as follows: Include the 5th transfer, start the engine at the pressed coupling pedal. Include coupling and give gas. If the engine does not become deaf, coupling is worn out. The specified inspection should not be carried out often since it is followed by big load of coupling.

According to the plan of Maintenance an inspection of thickness of coupling is carried out each 80 000 km.


1. Lift and install the car on supports. Remove the lower guard of a motive compartment, address the Section Removal and installation of the lower guard of a motive compartment.

2. Remove the working cylinder at the check point. For this purpose turn off two bolts of fastening (shooter on an accompanying illustration). Do not disconnect a hydrowire.

3. Insert caliber of BMW into an opening of the working cylinder and press in the direction of an arrow (white arrow), address a covering note an illustration.

4. Consider the indication of a scale (black arrow) on the party, having the inscription "B+C". The frictional slip needs to be replaced if the red zone is visible.