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Checking brake fluid BMW 5-Series 2003 - 2010 Petrol 520i - 2.2

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BMW 5-Series 2003 - 2010  | 520i - 2.2 Checking brake fluid

  • time 25 minutes
  • difficulty 5
Now remove the rubber strip
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
The brake fluid reservoir is located under pollen filter body
Undo the retaining fixings - use a 13mm socket
Use a screwdriver to release the clip
Unplug the temperature sensor/ bonnet sensor
Lift away the pollen filter cover
Check condition of the pollen filter. Replace if required
Now you can remove this central clip
Now you can remove the pollen filter body
Undo this fixture
Use Torx-25
Undo the retaining fixings
Here is the location of the brake fluid reservoir
Reassemble pollen filter