BMW 5 Series: Coolant - Engine oil - Mobility - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Coolant

General information

Do not open the cooling system while the Danger of burns from hot engine
Do not open the cooling system while the engine is hot; otherwise, escaping coolant may cause burns.◀

Only use suitable additives; otherwise, engine Suitable additives
Only use suitable additives; otherwise, engine damage may occur. The additives are harmful to your health.◀

Coolant consists of water and additives.

Not all commercially available additives are suitable for your vehicle. Ask your service center for suitable additives.

Coolant level

If there is no Min– and Max– mark in the filler neck of the coolant reservoir, have the coolant level checked if necessary by your service center and add coolant as needed.

Note

Depending on the engine installation, the coolant reservoir may be located on the opposite side of the engine compartment.

Checking

1. Let the engine cool.
2. Turn the cap of the coolant reservoir slightly counterclockwise to allow any excess pressure to dissipate, and then open it.

3. The coolant level is correct if it lies between

3. The coolant level is correct if it lies between the minimum and maximum marks in the filler neck.

4. If the coolant is low, slowly add coolant up to

4. If the coolant is low, slowly add coolant up to the specified level; do not overfill.
5. Turn the cap until there is an audible click.
6. Have the cause of the coolant loss eliminated as soon as possible.

Disposal

environmental Comply with the relevant environmental protection regulations when disposing of coolant and coolant additives.

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