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 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 535 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 xd, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 535 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 xd, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 xd, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d xDrive, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d xDrive, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change oil filter and engine oil on BMW E60 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Oil Filter for 5 Saloon (E60) and other BMW models
Tools
Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW E60. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 32
Tap wrench
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Oil drain pan
Funnel
Flat Screwdriver
Fender cover
Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW E60. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • 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 E60 – 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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    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW E60. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    The vehicle must be on even keel, and if it is at an angle, the drain plug must be at the lowest point.
  5. Step 5
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    Put a waste oil container with at least 8 l capacity under the drainage hole.
  6. Step 6
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  7. Step 7
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    Unscrew the drain plug. Use a drive socket #17. Use a tap wrench.
  8. Step 8
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    Drain the used oil.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW E60. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Caution! The oil may be hot.Wait until the oil has completely drained from the drainage hole.
  9. Step 9
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    Clean the oil filter housing cap. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  10. Step 10
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    Unscrew the filter housing cap together with the old filter element. Use a drive socket #32. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Oil Filter on BMW E60 2001 530d 3.0 by yourself
    Prepare a container for the old oil filter.
  12. Step 12
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    Put the old oil filter in the container.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW E60. AUTODOC recommends:
    Move up the container. The oil starts to drain out of the drainage hole immediately after you have removed the oil filter.
  13. Step 13
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    Detach the oil filter from the filter cover.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the oil filter cover O-ring. Use a flat screwdriver.
  15. Step 15
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    Clean the oil filter housing cap. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  16. Step 16
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    Install a new O-ring to its mounting seat on the filter cover.
  17. Step 17
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    Install the new oil filter to the mounting seat on the filter cover.
    Please note!
    Make sure to install the filter correctly. Don't mix up the sides of the part.
  18. Step 18
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    Clean the oil filter seat.
  19. Step 19
    Changing Oil Filter on BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520i 2.2 2004 by yourself
    Lubricate the rubber seal of the new filter with a little amount of fresh oil.
  20. Step 20
    How to remove BMW 5 SERIES 525d 3.0 2005 Oil Filter - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Install a new oil filter housing cover and tighten it. Use a drive socket #32. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 25 Nm torque.
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