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
   Removal and installation of automatic transmission
   Adjustment of the drive of gear shifting
   Check of level and replacement of oil of 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 level and replacement of oil of automatic transmission

ATF oil is usually replaced only at repair of AT. With leakage it is necessary to check its level.
The volume of the replaced oil makes about 3.3 l.

Apply only the oils resolved by manufacturer. It is necessary to apply the oils given in Specifications. About a possibility of use of other oils it is necessary to consult on HUNDRED.

When replacing oil it is necessary to observe special purity. Even insignificant pollution leads to failure of AT.

Without filling of AT with oil operation of the engine is not admissible. Also towage of the car without filled with AT oil is not admissible.


1. Check of level of oil is possible by means of the BMW probe.
2. Signs of too high level of oil: strong foaming, loss, increase in its temperature at the bystry movement of the car, an oil exit through an opening for ventilation of AT.
3. Signs of too low level of oil: clicking of AT valves, foaming, scrolling of the engine, general functional violations.

Oil replacement


1. Pass 15 km on the car to warm up AT.
2. Lift and install the car on supports so that it reached horizontal position. Remove the lower guard of a motive compartment address the Section Removal and installation of the lower guard of a motive compartment.

3. Turn off a drain stopper (1) of the pallet of a case. Collect the merging oil. If oil has a burned smell and a blackish shade, AT demands repair.

Hand over old oil in collection point. Do not utilize it with household waste at all.

4. Turn off a jellied stopper.
5. Wrap a drain stopper with a new sealing ring. The moment of an inhaling makes 15 Nanometers.
6. Fill in in AT oil to edge of a jellied stopper. Remove surplus of oil.
7. Start the engine. The AT selector has to be in the family way "P". Include external lighting. At the same time idling speed will increase.
8. Once again add ATF so that it was to edge of a jellied mouth.
9. Wrap a stopper of a jellied opening (2) with a new sealing ring. The moment of an inhaling makes 100 Nanometers.
10. Several times switch the selector of transfers to all provisions on the idling engine.
11. Check oil level for HUNDRED BMW.