Fluids changes - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 01:22 AM
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: UAE - Gulf Area
Posts: 459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
rashid is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Fluids changes

I have noticed that my steering has become heavier than before & I am thinking to change the power fluid. I can not remember the last time I changed but certainly more than 2 years ago. And while on this job I must also change the transmission & brake fluids. Any of those fluids can only be done by the dealer? Or I can change them all outside?
rashid is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 02:52 AM
Moderator
 
Dirty_Tool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,052
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute
transmission fluid should be done by the dealer if at all.
Brake and PS you should be able to DIY.
Id recommend replacing the PS reservoir while you are at it as it contains the filter for the system.
Best,

DT




Dirty_Tool is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 09:24 AM
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: UAE - Gulf Area
Posts: 459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
rashid is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
thanks for your repl ...

Do you mean replacing the black cylinder at the driver side of the engine? Are you sure it contains a filter?
rashid is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 09:11 PM
Moderator
 
Dirty_Tool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,052
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute Dirty_Tool has a reputation beyond repute
yes and yes

DT




Dirty_Tool is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 09-17-2009, 12:37 AM
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: UAE - Gulf Area
Posts: 459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
rashid is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
I have noticed slight improvement after changing the steering fluid, but still it is heavy. The steering pump, tensioner & belts are almost new. What are other things / parts that can improve the steering to make it softer?
rashid is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 09-17-2009, 12:58 AM
OMFG another one!?
 
witeshark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 14,700
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice
Is the power assist variation based on engine rev counter or car speedometer? Once you know this, you can improve performance by servicing those sensors, I would think.

BMW

Sig by zeaq
witeshark is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2009, 01:56 AM
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: UAE - Gulf Area
Posts: 459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
rashid is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
I really don’t know .. any further help / clarification?
rashid is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 09-17-2009, 09:50 AM
OMFG another one!?
 
witeshark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 14,700
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice
If you don't have a manual, maybe a dealer can tell you. But most later model cars have the steering boost based on engine speed.

BMW

Sig by zeaq
witeshark is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 09-17-2009, 11:33 AM
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: UAE - Gulf Area
Posts: 459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
rashid is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by witeshark View Post
If you don't have a manual, maybe a dealer can tell you. But most later model cars have the steering boost based on engine speed.
Thanks for the useual help, in this case what need to be serviced?
rashid is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2009, 12:48 PM
OMFG another one!?
 
witeshark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 14,700
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice
Has the engine speed sensor been checked? It's likely that it's good if the rev counter is working.

BMW

Sig by zeaq
witeshark is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changing Fluids In My 98 M3 former_d1 M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6) 1 07-18-2005 02:59 PM
Wha Fluids Should I Change ? Q_BMW 3-Series (E36) 10 09-23-2004 08:11 PM
Changing Fluids?? Eggrolled211 3-Series (E36) 14 04-15-2004 06:27 PM
Where to recycle old auto fluids in California bearing01 3-Series (E46, E90) 6 04-07-2004 10:40 PM
BMW Operating Fluids... L337E46 Bimmer Talk/Motorsports Talk 1 09-12-2003 10:36 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome