BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Mounting Engine On Assembly Stand (N52K)

Special tools required:

IMPORTANT: Aluminium screws/bolts must be replaced each time they are released.

The end faces of aluminium screws/bolts are painted blue for the purposes of reliable identification.

Jointing torque and angle of rotation must be observed without fail (risk of damage).

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Bolt engine or engine block with steel bolts (1) and aluminium bolts (2) to special tool 11 4 440.

To release central bolt, bolt on special tools 11 9 261 and 11 9 265 as well.

Mount engine with special tool 11 3 370 to special tool 00 1 450.

Engine, General
Fig. 17: Engine Block With Steel And Aluminium Bolts


Special tools required:

The FRU item 00 00 250 comprises the BMW engine oil service incl. supplementary service.

Only the engine oil service will be described in these repair instructions.

The supplementary service is made up of the following operations which must be taken from the relevant repair instructions:

IMPORTANT: Adhere to exact filling quantities.

Overfilling the engine with engine oil will result in engine damage.

Checking and drip-off times must be observed.

IMPORTANT: When working on the engine oil, coolant or fuel circuit, you must always protect the alternator against contamination.

Risk of damage!

The alternator must therefore be covered with suitable apparatus.


Catch and dispose of drained engine oil in a suitable container.

Observe country-specific waste-disposal regulations.

NOTE: Adhere to the following work steps in sequence:

  1. Open oil filter cap.
  2. Release screw plug in oil sump.

NOTE: Picture shows the E93 by way of example. Other model series may differ in certain details.

Release oil filter cap with special tool 11 9 240.

Engine oil flows out of the oil filter housing and back into the oil sump.

Engine, General
Fig. 18: Special Tool (11 9 240)

Remove and insert oil filter element (1) in direction of arrow.


Replace oil filter element (1) and sealing rings (2).


Moisten sealing rings (2) with engine oil.

Tightening torque: 11 42 1AZ.

Engine, General
Fig. 19: Sealing Rings

NOTE: For purposes of clarity, the picture shows the assembly underside protection and reinforcement plate removed.

Unclip service opening on reinforcement plate.

Open screw plug (1) in oil sump.

Drain engine oil.


Replace sealing ring.

Tightening torque: 11 13 1AZ.

Pour in engine oil.

Engine, General
Fig. 20: Screw Plug

NOTE: Start engine and run at idle until oil pressure warning lamp goes out.

Turn off engine.

Check oil filter cap and screw plug (1) on oil sump for leaks.

Assemble engine.

Checking engine oil level:


Release screws.

Tightening torque: 11 12 6AZ.

Remove ignition coil cover (1).

Engine, General
Fig. 21: Ignition Coil Cover


 Securing Engine In Installation Position (N52)

Special tools required: 00 0 200 CROSS MEMBER 00 0 202 00 0 204 00 0 208 11 0 000 WARNING: Danger of injury! Observe following instructions relating to special tool: Prior to each use, check

 Cylinder Head With Cover

 Removing And Installing Cylinder Head (N52K)

Special tools required: 11 0 320 11 4 420 11 4 430 11 4 471 11 4 472 11 8 580 IMPORTANT: Aluminium-magnesium materials. No steel screws/bolts may be used due to the threat of electrochemical


 In the vicinity of the center console

Control Display Hazard warning system Intelligent Safety Ventilation Glove compartment Automatic climate control Radio/multimedia, see Owner's Manual for Navigation, Entertainment, and Communication Controller with buttons Two-axle ride level control xOffroad driving mode HDC Hill Des


Follow the following when refueling General information Follow the fuel recommendation prior to refueling. When refueling, insert the filler nozzle completely into the filler pipe. Lifting up the filler nozzle during refueling causes: Premature switching off. Reduced return of the fuel vapors.

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