More friction will be present than with a lighter viscosity oil. Now it is time to fill up with fresh new engine oil. New and old filters While the car was up in the air I removed the plastic underbody panel to look around. Posted in , , , Hey guys, thanks for letting me join E39source! Insert the new oil filter into the oil filter housing. There is no up or down on these filters — you can insert it with any end first.
Or you can remove the swaybar bushings to get better access to the fill plug. I am interested in which oil Forum members with E39 M5's use - particularly cars built after February 2000. Each M5 owner has his or her own expectations for the car. April 29, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The fluid is here, you'll want to have about 2 liters on hand in case you spill any. It's due an oil change which is going he'll most likely be getting done at a garage. All those headaches from an at the time 5 year old with only 65,000km. It is important that you push down the cover firmly, otherwise it will leak out oil! Chaps, I don't want to sound like a thick person here, but would value your collective wisdom, given the tone of replies on the E39 oil question.
If no lift is available you can always jack up the car and place it on low jack stands or drive up on small ramps. When you remove the drain plug the oil is drained very quickly and there is no time looking for pans or buckets! But first drive around your car for about 10-15 minutes if not possible let the engine at least idle for about 20 minutes to warm up the engine oil to operating temperature. It can be a little bit tricky but use a sharp plastic tool and your fingers and it will slip of. However my albeit meagre understanding on lubrication is that over time it breaks down, and any foreign bodies in the lube will accelerate wear of the components that it is trying to protect. I put this in 44,000 miles ago and currently my 134,000 Mile M5 diff seems fine. Besides the E39 M5 has a high consumption of engine oil. Although the oil will still probably flow ok through the engine, it is a heavier visocosity oil.
It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs. If the opposite tire spins in the opposite direction then you have a conventional differential. I found out about the car a few months ago via a friend and I loosely knew the previous owner before as I were childhood friends with his brother. Have you read somewhere that 75w-80 is suitable for the gearbox? When you remove this bolt, a drain hole will open up at the bottom of the oil filter housing allowing it to be drained slowly from oil. If your car was built around this point I would recommend using the engine number to determin which oil to use.
As such, if you intend on keeping the vehicle for awhile, keep this in mind if you're considering using a heavier weight oil than the manufacturer recommends. So hopefully no surprises there for the foreseeable future. Some people use Royal Purple Max Gear 75W-140. Use some small tool made in plastic if you have problems removing it avoid using metal tools as you easily can mar the soft metal. A lift is a wonderful thing Over the weekend I did an oil change on my E39 M5, and I also changed the oil. This stroll happened to be a tad more expensive, but much more fun than the usual.
Use a 14mm Allen key or socket and ratchet to loosen and remove the fill plug. Its looks, its performance, the way it drives…it has all of the hallmarks of a modern classic. I bought my 2000 M5 in 2010. Here I used the the gasket ring supplied by the oil filter manufacturer for the oil filter housing bolt but used one of my own copper gasket rings for the drain plug have a fairly large supply of these. If the opposite tire spins in the same direction you have a limited slip differential. The fluid is noticeably less viscous than other gearbox oils I've tried. I think he meant Feb 00 as later in the post.
Jack up both rear wheels and spin one tire. In my opinion the Napa Platinum oil filter for a E39 seems to be the best quality filter that uses a synthetic fabric element, and wire screen backing, which should allow for extended oil change intervals. I use Liqui-Moly 10×60 oil and Mahle filters in my car — for more information. Hi My dad recently bought an e39 M5. I started with Mobil 1 I think I used 0W40 and 5W50 grades till I heard everyone saying that was a bad idea. Start by removing the old o-ring in the oil filter housing cover. Many of us are somewhere in-between.
The best advice is to is to stay away from viscosity grades that are not mentioned in your owner's manual. In the summer months, going to a heavier grade is less of an issue, but there are still some things to be aware of. Replacing the fluid is necessary to get back the necessary lubrication to protect the gears as they mesh. More friction means more heat. This isn't always true - even when using a petroleum oil. Like I say, hearing your experiences would be interesting. Differences consist in smaller engine lifespan of S62B50 because of too big diameter of cylinder maybe problem blown head gasket and active operation of the vehicle.
Avoid adding too much oil as this will not do the engine any good — in fact it will only make the life for the engine worse. Increased diameter of cylinders to 94 mm, installed the forged crankshaft with a piston stroke of 89 mm, rod length is 141. Draining Oil Filter Housing On the M30 engines the oil filter is located inside an oil filter housing a cylindrical container. Be sure not to lose it or replace it with a new one. If you prefer to keep track of the service intervals yourself, the recommended interval is about 12 000 kilometers 7500 miles or 6 months — whichever comes first. You simply have to buy performance exhaust system, headers 4-2-1, carbon airbox.