When to replace the Thermostat on your BMW 5 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Thermostat, coolant : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Touring (E39) 530 d, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 530 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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

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All the parts you need to replace – Thermostat for 5 Touring (E39) and other BMW models
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Thermostat, coolant
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Thermostat Housing
Tools
Replacement: engine thermostat – BMW E39 touring. List of the tools you'll need:
All-purpose cleaning spray
Sealant
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #24
Combination spanner #32
Drive socket # 7
Drive socket # 10
HEX bit No.H5
Ratchet wrench
Clip removal tool
Seal scraper
Flat screwdriver
Funnel
Fluid container
Crow bar
Microfibre towel
Fender cover
Replacement: engine thermostat – BMW E39 touring. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • Check the condition of the coolant every time you replace the thermostat. Change the coolant 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:
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