BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Changing Front Differential Oil

WARNING: Danger of poisoning if oil is ingested/absorbed through the skin!

Risk of injury if oil comes into contact with eyes and skin!

IMPORTANT: Use only the approved front differential oil in this front differential.

Failure to comply with this requirement will result in serious damage to the differential!

NOTE: Only change oil when front differential is at normal operating temperature.

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Checking/correcting front differential oil level:

Undo oil filler plug (1).

Check front differential oil level.

If necessary, pour in front differential oil up to lower edge of opening for oil filler plug (1).

Installation:

Replace oil filler plug.

Tightening torque.

Front Axle
Fig. 104: Identifying Oil Filler Plug

Changing front differential oil:

Place oil collecting apparatus underneath.

Remove oil drain plug (1).

Drain front differential oil.

Installation:

Replace oil drain plug.

Tightening torque.

Undo oil filler plug (2).

Pour in front differential oil up to lower edge of opening for oil filler plug (2).

Installation:

Replace oil filler plug.

Tightening torque.

Front Axle
Fig. 105: Identifying Oil Drain Plug And Oil Filler Plug

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