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530i: replacing..radiator..power steering hoses in a 2002 bwm

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I need instructions for replacing the radiator, valve cover gaskets, and power steering hoses in a 2002 BWM 530i
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  George replied 3 years ago.

George : BMW TIS - 17 11 000 Removing and installing radiator (M54)







































17 11 000Removing and installing radiator (M54)
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Warning!
Danger of scalding!
Only perform this work after engine has cooled down.
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Drain coolant.
Remove fan cowl.
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Lever out spring (1).
Remove water hose ②.
Release screws ③ on left and right of radiator.
Remove both brackets ④.
Installation:
Follow instructions for working on cooling system.
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Disconnect plug ①.
Lever out spring (2).
Remove water hose ③.
Installation:
Slide spring ② back.
Water hose ③ must snap audibly into place.
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Lift out radiator.
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Installation:
Pay attention to rubber mounts on left and right.
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Installation:
Install radiator with rubber mounts on left and right in bracket.
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Top up coolant.
Vent cooling system and check for leaks
George : BMW TIS - 11 12 000 Removing and installing, sealing cylinder head cover (M52TU / M54 / M56)



































11 12 000Removing and installing, sealing cylinder head cover (M52TU / M54 / M56)
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Remove engine cover.
Remove ignition coils .
Remove wiring harness of ignition coils from cylinder head cover and place to one side.
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Note:
Illustration on M54 engine.
Press lock.
Pull off the hose for the engine breather.
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Remove grounding straps ①.
Remove cylinder head cover.
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Installation:
Remove sealing debris from sealing faces of cylinder head and cylinder head cover.
Apply a sealing bead of Drei Bond 1209 (refer to BMW Parts Service) on left and right sides at transition between cylinder head and VANOS adjustment unit.
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Installation:
Apply a thin and even sealing bead of Drei Bond 1209 (refer to BMW Parts Service) at transition to half-moon sections at VANOS adjustment unit.
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Note:
Illustration with engine removed.
Installation:
Apply a thin and even sealing bead of Drei Bond 1209 (refer to BMW Parts Service) at transition to half-moon sections at rear of cylinder head.
Check seals and replace if necessary.
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Note:
Illustration with engine removed.
Installation:
Make sure gasket is correctly seated on rear and front ends of cylinder head.
Install cover bolts and align cylinder head cover.
Hand-tighten all cover bolts without preload. Tighten cap nuts crosswise from inside to outside.
George : BMW TIS - 12 13 511 Replacing ignition coil (M52, M52TU, S52, S50US, M54)







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12 13 511Replacing ignition coil (M52, M52TU, S52, S50US, M54)
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Remove cover for ignition coils.
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Version with single-spark ignition coils:
Unlock connector of ignition coils.
Disconnect connector from ignition coils.
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Unfasten screws on ignition coil.
Pull out ignition coil.
Installation:
Screw down grounding strap ① to cylinder head cover mounting and to ignition coil for cylinders 1 and 6.
On metal covers:
Screw down grounding strap of cable duct to cylinder head cover mounting between cylinders 2 and 3.
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Installation:
M52 plastic cover:
Screw down grounding strap ① of cable duct with connecting plate ② of ignition coils.
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Installation:
Plastic cover M52TU, M54:
Screw down grounding strap ① of connecting plate of ignition coils with retaining pin of ignition coil of cylinder 1.
Screw down grounding strap ② of cable duct with connecting plate of ignition coils between cylinders 2 and 3.
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Version with rod-type ignition coils:
Unlock plug retainer of ignition coil ① and disconnect plug.
Pull ignition coil ① up and out.
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Installation:
Check that rubber seal of ignition coil ① is correctly seated.
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Note:
Interrogate fault memory of DME control unit.
Check stored fault messages.
Now clear the fault memory.
George :






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Unlock plug ① and detach from ignition coils.
Unlock cable strip ② and remove towards top.
George : BMW TIS - 32 41 ... Arrangement of power steering components and lines (Basis)







32 41 ...Arrangement of power steering components and lines (Basis)
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1 Pump
2 Oil cooler
3 Return line
4 Steering gear
5 Pressure line
6 Hollow screw
7 Container
8 Suction hose
D Sealing ring


Customer:

George - How can I print this information?

George :

You can try from your Explorer print fuction or you can copy and paste it all to a folder, plus you can always come back to it here it will not go away.

Customer:

Are there any special tricks / advice for the radiator replacement?

George :

The hoses once you lift up the metal retainer clips will take some patients to get them off, you can spray the area with a lubricate and then slowly pry on them at the hose edge just take it slow because it is plastic. Just work it slowly with the screw driver while pulling on the hose from side to side and up and down.

Customer:

What about the thermostat replacement? Any complcations with it?

George :

No just the same thing as far as the hoses go.

Customer:

OK...thanks for your help.

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Expert:  George replied 3 years ago.

Thank you very much,

George

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