Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Touring (E39) 525 d, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 520 d, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 530 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change engine radiator on BMW E39 Touring [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Engine Radiator for 5 Touring (E39) and other BMW models
Tools
Replacement: engine radiator – BMW E39 touring. Tools you might need:
All-purpose cleaning spray
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #32
Drive socket # 8
HEX bit No.H5
Ratchet wrench
Flat screwdriver
Clip removal tool
Funnel
Fluid container
Crow bar
Fender cover
Replacement: engine radiator – BMW E39 touring. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Follow the terms, recommendations and requirements of the part operation provided by the manufacturer.
  • Check the coolant condition and replace it if necessary.
  • 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 coolant reservoir cap.
  4. Step 4
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    Remove the fan shroud clips. Use a clip removal tool.
  5. Step 5
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    Unscrew the cooling fan fastener. Use a combination spanner #32 (2 pieces).
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the fan shroud. Remove the cooling fan.
  7. Step 7
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    Prepare a container for fluids.
  8. Step 8
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    Open the coolant drain tap.
  9. Step 9
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    Drain the coolant from the engine.
    Replacement: engine radiator – BMW E39 touring. Tip:
    Caution! The coolant can be very hot.Wear gloves to prevent contact with hot liquid.All work should be done with the engine stopped.Wait until the coolant has completely flowed out of the drain hole.
  10. Step 10
    Close the coolant drain tap.
    Step 11
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    Detach the clamp of the upper coolant hose. Use a crowbar.
  11. Step 12
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    Detach the upper coolant hose.
    Replacement: engine radiator – BMW E39 touring. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Caution! Coolant may leak from radiator openings.
  12. Step 13
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    Detach the clamp of the lower coolant pipe. Use a crowbar.
  13. Step 14
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    Detach the lower coolant pipe.
    Replacement: engine radiator – BMW E39 touring. AUTODOC recommends:
    Caution! Coolant may leak from radiator openings.
  14. Step 15
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    Unscrew the radiator fasteners. Use a drive socket #8. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 16
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    Remove the radiator.
  16. Step 17
    How to change Engine Radiator on BMW E39 Touring 1996 - free PDF and video manuals
    Install the new radiator.
  17. Step 18
    How to replace BMW 5 Touring (E39) 530d 3.0 1997 Engine Radiator - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Screw in the radiator fasteners. Use a drive socket #8. Use a ratchet wrench.
  18. Step 19
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    Clean the coolant hose. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  19. Step 20
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    Attach the lower coolant pipe.
  20. Step 21
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    Attach the clamp of the lower coolant pipe.
  21. Step 22
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    Clean the coolant hose. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  22. Step 23
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    Attach the upper coolant hose.
  23. Step 24
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    Attach the clamp of the upper coolant hose.
  24. Step 25
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    Install the cooling fan. Install the fan shroud.
  25. Step 26
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    Tighten the cooling fan fastener. Use a combination spanner #32 (2 pieces). Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 33 Nm torque.
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