BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Housing Cover

REMOVING ACOUSTIC COVER (N62/N62TU)

Unfasten screws.

Raise acoustic cover (1) and remove towards front.

Housing Cover
Fig. 108: Identifying Acoustic Cover

REMOVING AND INSTALLING TOP LEFT TIMING CASE COVER (N62/N62TU)

(cylinder bank 5 to 8)

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Release screw, remove holder (1).

Remove line (2) from holder.

Housing Cover
Fig. 109: Locating Line From Holder

Release screws (1 and 2).

Remove timing case cover (3).

Housing Cover
Fig. 110: Identifying Timing Case Cover

Installation:

Free sealing face (2) on timing case cover (3) of seal debris and clean.

Housing Cover
Fig. 111: Identifying Sealing Face On Timing Case Cover

Installation:

Check adapter sleeves (1) for damage and correct installation position; replace if necessary.

Free sealing face (2) of seal debris and clean.

Housing Cover
Fig. 112: Identifying Adapter Sleeves And Sealing Face

Installation:

Replace gasket (1) and check for correct installation position.

Housing Cover
Fig. 113: Identifying Timing Case Cover Gasket

REMOVING AND INSTALLING TOP RIGHT TIMING CASE COVER (N62/N62TU)

(cylinder bank 1 to 4)

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Remove cable from holder.

Housing Cover
Fig. 114: Identifying Cable From Holder

Release screws (1 and 2).

Remove timing case cover (3).

Housing Cover
Fig. 115: Identifying Timing Case Cover And Screw

Installation:

Free sealing face (2) on timing case cover (3) of seal debris and clean.

Housing Cover
Fig. 116: Identifying Sealing Face On Timing Case Cover

Installation:

Check adapter sleeves (1) for damage and correct installation position; replace if necessary.

Free sealing face (2) of seal debris and clean.

Housing Cover
Fig. 117: Identifying Adapter Sleeves And Sealing Face

Installation:

Replace gasket (1) and check for correct installation position.

Housing Cover
Fig. 118: Identifying Timing Case Cover Gasket

REMOVING AND INSTALLING BOTTOM TIMING CASE COVER (N62/N62TU)

Special tools required:

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Release screws along lines (1).

Remove timing case cover (2) towards front.

Housing Cover
Fig. 119: Identifying Timing Case Cover And Screw

Drive out water pipe (1) with special tool 23 1 040 at cutout (2) towards front.

Installation:

Replace water pipe (1) and sealing ring (3).

Housing Cover
Fig. 120: Identifying Water Pipe And Sealing Ring

Installation:

Clean sealing surfaces and replace seal.

Install timing case cover, insert all screws and initially tighten to approx. 5 Nm.

Fully tighten all screws in alternate sequence.

Tightening torque 11 14 1AZ.

IMPORTANT: Once all screws have been tightened down, retighten them in a second operation.

Replace radial seal in timing case at bottom.

REPLACING RADIAL SHAFT SEAL IN TIMING CASE COVER AT BOTTOM (N62/N62TU)

Special tools required:

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Position lever (2) for removing radial shaft seal (1) horizontally and install special tool 11 9 410.

Housing Cover
Fig. 121: Identifying Radial Shaft Seal With Special Tool (11 9 410)

Turn lever (2) so that it grips behind radial shaft seal (1).

Turn bolt (3) on special tool 11 9 410 to remove radial shaft seal (1).

Housing Cover
Fig. 122: Identifying Radial Shaft Seal, Bolt With Special Tool (11 9 410)

NOTE: Radial shaft seal may only be supported with a "support sleeve".

If the radial shaft seal (1) is stored for longer than six months without the support sleeve (2), its operational reliability can no longer be guaranteed and it must not be reused.

IMPORTANT: The sealing lip of the radial shaft seal is highly sensitive and must not be kinked under any circumstances.

Do not touch the sealing lip with your fingers.

Remove support sleeve (2) from radial shaft seal (1).

Housing Cover
Fig. 123: Identifying Support Sleeve From Radial Shaft Seal

Fit radial shaft seal (1) on timing case cover.

Housing Cover
Fig. 124: Identifying Radial Shaft Seal On Timing Case Cover

Using special tool 11 9 420 and central bolt (3), install radial shaft seal flush with timing case cover.

Housing Cover
Fig. 125: Identifying Central Bolt With Special Tool (11 9 420)

REPLACING CRANKSHAFT RADIAL SHAFT SEAL (N62/N62TU)

Special tools required:

(transmission side)

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Release screws (2).

Release screws (1).

Carefully remove end cover.

Housing Cover
Fig. 126: Identifying End Cover And Screw

IMPORTANT: The sealing lip of the radial shaft seal is highly sensitive and must not be kinked.

Do not touch the sealing lip with your fingers.

NOTE: Support sleeve (2) is included in scope of delivery.

If the radial shaft seal (1) is stored for longer than six months without the support sleeve (2), its operational reliability can no longer be guaranteed and it must not be reused.

The support sleeve (2) remains in the radial shaft seal and is used as a slip sleeve in the installation described later.

Housing Cover
Fig. 127: Identifying Support Sleeve And Radial Shaft Seal

IMPORTANT: Special tool 11 2 390 must not be used.

When the radial shaft seal is installed, only the support sleeve included in the scope of delivery may be used as a slip sleeve.

Housing Cover
Fig. 128: Identifying Precaution For Special Tool (11 2 390)

NOTE: The radial shaft seal can only be replaced completely with the end cover.

The gasket is an integral part of the end cover and cannot be replaced individually.

Installation:

Check dowel sleeves (1) for damage and correct installation position.

Keep sealing faces clean and free of oil.

Coat contact points on joint along oil sump with Drei Bond 1209.

Housing Cover
Fig. 129: Identifying Dowel Sleeves

Installation:

Lightly oil running surface of crankshaft.

Fit end cover (1) with support sleeve (2) on crankshaft and push on carefully.

Housing Cover
Fig. 130: Identifying End Cover With Support Sleeve

Insert screws (1) and initially tighten without play.

Insert screws (2) and initially tighten without play.

Tighten down screws (1).

Tighten down screws (2).

Housing Cover
Fig. 131: Identifying End Cover And Screw

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