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Checking brake fluid BMW 5-Series 2003 - 2010 Diesel 520d - 2.0

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BMW 5-Series 2003 - 2010  | 520d - 2.0 Checking brake fluid

  • time 15 minutes
  • difficulty 3
Look for the MAX-MIN positions on the side of the translucent body
If the level needs topping up - WEARING GLOVES - carefully open the cap. Have a paper towel ready to catch any drips as brake fluid is corrosive
Now securely replace and tighten cap. Replace pollen filter assembly
Use a flat end screwdriver to open retaining clip
Central clip view
The brake fluid reservoir is located under pollen filter box
Check condition of the pollen filter
Now release the central clip
Undo retaining fixings - use a 13mm socket
Lift up cover
Undo pollen filter retaining fixing
Use a 13mm socket
Carefully lift away the pollen filter box
Use a Torx-25
Now undo this one