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Checking coolant level BMW 5-Series 1996 - 2003 Petrol 520i - 2.0

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BMW 5-Series 1996 - 2003  | 520i - 2.0 Checking coolant level

  • time 3 minutes
  • difficulty 1
Coolant reservoir is located here
Look for the MAX-MIN diagram on the top of the coolant reservoir, showing the float indicator positions
ONLY WHEN COLD! - undo the cap, look at the float position to determine coolant level. Check correct specification antifreeze mixture in your handbook if a top-up is required
When finished, replace cap securely
This level is OK - It is important not to overfill as coolant expands when hot and may cause problems if there is no room for this to occur in the expansion tank