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    How to change fuel filter on BMW 5 E60 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change front shock absorbers on BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change a rear wheel bearing on BMW 5 E60 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change front brake discs and front brake pads on BMW 5 E60 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change front wheel bearing on BMW 3 E46 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change a rear wheel bearing on BMW X5 E53 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change air filter on BMW 5 E60 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace suspension front lower arm BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change Front wheel bearing on BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change front shock absorbers on BMW 5 E60 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change Engine Oil and Oil filter on BMW 5 E60 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change fuel filter BMW 3 (E90) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
  • How to change fuel filter on BMW X5 E53 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
    How to change fuel filter on BMW X5 E53 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to change rear brake discs and rear brake pads on BMW 5 E60 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
    How to change rear brake discs and rear brake pads on BMW 5 E60 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change fuel filter on BMW X3 E83 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change intercooler on BMW 5 E60 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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DIY BMW repair: common malfunctions

BMW cars have excellent reputation: they are comfortable, powerful and famous for their good steerability and performance. The car maintenance, as well as the models of the make themselves, are rather expensive. But there is something you can do to save on repair. We have prepared information about weak spots of these cars as well as DIY BMW repair and maintenance tutorials.

Engine

The malfunctions of power units and their support facilities may differ in various models. The most common problems of the cooling system are the radiator leak and thermostat failure. These particularly refer to BMW 5 series (E39) and X5 (E53). Coolant leakage points to a defective car part. You can install new components without visiting a car repair shop. Download free AUTODOC Club tutorials on BMW DIY repair and operation right now and replace the parts yourself. You should also inspect the system branch pipes and radiator mounts: they may require replacement too.

The engines installed in the models of this make are very sensitive to quality and timely replacement of consumables and components. You will be able to easily change oil and oil filter on your car at home with the help of our illustrated PDF tutorials on BMW repair.

Use of poor-quality fuel causes fast wear-out of the catalytic converter. The signs of its worsened operation are power and performance loss, difficulties in starting the engine. It is essential to timely react and eliminate the problem: ceramic dust from the defective part may lead to the cylinder wall scuffing. Replacement of the catalytic converter should be entrusted to the auto repair shop specialists.

Chassis

Malfunctions of this system vary from model to model. For example, the BMW 3 Series (E46) suspension system is characterised by rapid failure of the rear axle springs and front axle ball joints. Fast wear-out of bushings is typical of the 1 series hatchback (E87) rear suspension: new components should be installed after 80,000-120,000 km of mileage, while the shock absorbers on the front suspension may require attention after 25,000 km. Some models, such as BMW 5 series (F10), suffer from quick hub bearings wear and tear at aggressive driving. This is especially true for low-power versions. You can remove all the defects mentioned above with the help of our step-by-step video tutorials on BMW repair.

Lighting system

Cars of this make may experience problems with appearance or operation of the external lighting units. For instance, the headlight diffusing lenses of 5 series (F10) or X5 (E70) cars may crack. It may be caused by the plastic quality. In this case, only components replacement will work. You can do it yourself with the help of video tutorials. Please note that the headlights should be adjusted after replacement.