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BMW 5-Series (1981 - 1991)

Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a BMW 5-Series, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your BMW 5-Series. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your BMW 5-Series can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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What's covered

What's covered: 

BMW 3 & 5 Series 1981-1991
Rear wheel drive
Series –

E30, E28, E34
316i 1988-1991
316 1983-1988
318i 1983-1988
320i 1987-1991
325i 1987-1991
518 1981-1985
518i 1985-1988
525i 1981-1988
528i 1981-1988
535i 1981-1988
M535i 1985-1988
518i 1990-1993
520i 1988-1991
525i 1988-1991
530i 1988-1991
535i 1988-1993

Body – Sedan, Tourer, Convertible
Engine – 

Petrol: 1596cc (M40), 1766cc (M10, M40), 1990cc (M20) 4-cylinder
Petrol: 2494cc (M20, M30), 2788cc (M30), 2986cc (M30), 3430cc (M30) 6-cylinder

PLEASE NOTE that this manual is intended for vehicles built to UK specifications. Although it is useful when the products or systems are similar to those in other markets, there may still be significant differences, especially in areas concerned with safety and emission control.


Does not cover DOHC engine, V8 engine, diesel engine, four wheel drive models​

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270 x 210mm