When to replace the Oil Filter on your BMW 5 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Oil filter : 12 month / 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Touring (E39) 520 i, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 523 i, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 528 i, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 520 i, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 520 i, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 525 i, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 520 i, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 523 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change oil filter and engine oil on BMW E39 Touring [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW E39 touring. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 36
Flat screwdriver
Ratchet wrench
Oil drain pan
Funnel
Fender cover
Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW E39 touring. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Replace the oil filter every time when changing motor oil.
  • Wear gloves to prevent contact with hot liquid.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW E39 touring – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the hood.
  2. Step 2
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Unscrew the oil filler plug.
  4. Step 4
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    Pull up the oil dipstick.
  5. Step 5
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    Clean the oil filter housing cap. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  6. Step 6
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    Unscrew the filter housing cap together with the old filter element. Use a drive socket #36. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 7
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    Put the old oil filter in the container.
  8. Step 8
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    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
  9. Step 9
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    Put a waste oil container with at least 7 l capacity under the drainage hole.
  10. Step 10
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  11. Step 11
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    Unscrew the drain plug. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 12
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    Drain the used oil.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW E39 touring. Tip:
    Caution! The oil may be hot.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the oil filter cover O-ring. Use a flat screwdriver.
  14. Step 14
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    Clean the oil filter housing cap. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  15. Step 15
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    Install a new O-ring to its mounting seat on the filter cover.
  16. Step 16
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    Install the new oil filter to the mounting seat on the filter cover.
  17. Step 17
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  18. Step 18
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    Screw in the new drainage plug and tighten it. Use a drive socket #19. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 25 Nm torque.
  19. Step 19
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
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