BMW E60 E61 5 series service maintenance manual

E60 Service Manual

BMW E60 E61 5 Series Service Manual: 2004 - 2010

This manual contains in-depth maintenance, service and repair information for the BMW 5 Series from 2004 to 2010. The aim throughout has been simplicity and clarity, with practical explanations, step-by-step procedures and accurate specifications. Whether you're a professional mechanic or a do-it-yourselfer, this manual helps you understand, take care of, and repair your BMW.


1,734 pages. Contains 2,978 photos, illustrations and diagrams


**The do-it-yourself BMW owner will find this manual indispensable as a source of detailed maintenance and repair information. Even if you have no intention of working on your vehicle, you will find that reading and owning this manual makes it possible to discuss repairs more intelligently with a professional technician. 


Models covered in this manual:

525i and 530i -M54 engine (2004-2005) -N52 engine (2006-2007)

528i -N52K engine (2008-2010)

535i -N54 twin turbo engine (2008-2010)

545i -N62 V8 engine (2004-2005)

550i -N62 TU V8 engine (2006-2010)


Manual transmissions:

(remove, install, external service)

-Getrag GS6-17BG -ZF GS6-37BZ , ZF GS6-53DZ


Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG):

(remove, install) -ZF GS6S37BZ, ZF GS6S53BZ


Automatic transmissions:

(remove, install, external service) ZF GA6HP19Z, GA6HP19Z TU ZF GA6HP26Z, GA6HP26Z TU


Technical features:

-Condition-based service (CBS) maintenance procedures from replacing the cabin microfilter to checking and resetting service intervals. This manual tells you what to do and how and when to do it.

-Cylinder head cover gasket and crankshaft seal service (includes removal and installation of Valvetronic motor).

-Cooling system and radiator service.

-Fuel injection and ignition system diagrams and explanations.

-Information about advanced technical features such as Valvetronic, VANOS, twin turbochargers, DSC (dynamic stability control), dynamic drive (active stabilizer bars), active steering, and xDrive.

-Suspension repair procedures.

-Brakes, steering and ABS troubleshooting and repair.

-Heating and air-conditioning repair, including A/C component replacement.

-Body and hood repairs and adjustments.

-Electrical system service, with an easy-to-use illustrated component locator section.

-Comprehensive wiring schematics, including fuses and grounds.

-BMW OBD II diagnostic trouble codes, SAE-defined OBD II P-codes, as well as basic scan tool operation.

-BMW factory tolerances, wear limits, adjustments and tightening torques.