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BMW X5: Replacing Rear Cover Gasket On Rear Differential (188K)

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2023 Service & Repair Manual / Rear Axle / Final Drive With Cover / Replacing Rear Cover Gasket On Rear Differential (188K)

IMPORTANT: To avoid leaks from the rear differential cover, do not use a paper gasket in cars with liquid gaskets! To prevent the differential oil from foaming over, make sure that no remnants of the liquid gasket are pressed into the rear differential housing.

Release screws (1).

Tightening torque (M10x75) 33 11 1AZ.

Tightening torque. Unscrew screws (2).

Tightening torque (M10x25) 33 11 1AZ.

Tightening torque. Remove cover.

If necessary, remove remnants of liquid gasket with scraper.

Clean sealing face on cover and rear differential.

Installation:

If a paper gasket was fitted, a paper or liquid gasket can be used.

Rear Axle
Fig. 33: Identifying Screws

REPLACING REAR COVER GASKET ON REAR DIFFERENTIAL (188L / 188LW)

IMPORTANT: To avoid leaks from the rear differential cover, do not use a paper gasket in cars with liquid gaskets! To prevent the differential oil from foaming over, make sure that no remnants of the liquid gasket are pressed into the rear differential housing.

Release screws (1).

Tightening torque (M10x60) 33 11 1AZ.

Tightening torque.

Unscrew screws (2).

Tightening torque (M10x25) 33 11 1AZ.

Tightening torque.

Remove cover.

If necessary, remove remnants of liquid gasket with scraper.

Clean sealing face on cover and rear differential.

Installation:

If a paper gasket was fitted, a paper or liquid gasket can be used.

Rear Axle
Fig. 34: Identifying Screws

REPLACING REAR COVER GASKET ON REAR DIFFERENTIAL (215L / 215LW)

IMPORTANT: To avoid leaks from the rear differential cover, do not use a paper gasket in cars with liquid gaskets! To prevent the differential oil from foaming over, make sure that no remnants of the liquid gasket are pressed into the rear differential housing.

Unscrew screws (1) and (2).

Tightening torque (M10x75) 33 11 1AZ.

Tightening torque (M10x25) 33 11 1AZ.

Tightening torque. Remove cover.

If necessary, remove remnants of liquid gasket with scraper.

Clean sealing face on cover and rear differential.

Installation:

If a paper gasket was fitted, a paper or liquid gasket can be used.

Rear Axle
Fig. 35: Identifying Screws

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