BMW 5 Series (E34) Service Manual (1989–1995)

BMW 5 Series (E34) Service Manual (1989–1995)
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Applications: 525i, 530i, 535i, 540i, including Touring
Dimensions: Softcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in. 672 pages, 926 photos, illustrations, and diagrams


This Bentley Manual is the only comprehensive, single source of service information and specifications available specifically for BMW 5 Series from 1989 to 1995. The aim throughout this manual has been simplicity, clarity and completeness, with practical explanations, step-by-step procedures and accurate specifications. Whether you're a professional or a do-it-yourself BMW owner, this manual will help you understand, care for and repair your E34 5 Series.

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Resetting service indicator light

Though the do-it-yourself BMW owner will find this manual indispensable as a source of detailed maintenance and repair information, the BMW owner who has no intention of working on his or her car will find that reading and owning this manual will make it possible to discuss repairs more intelligently with a professional technician.

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Engine Management wiring diagrams

Models and engines covered:

  • 525i (M20 with DME 1.3) 1989-1990

  • 525i (M50 with DME 3.1) 1991-1992

  • 525i (M50TU/VANOS with DME 3.3.1) 1993-1995

  • 530i (M60 with DME 3.3) 1994-1995

  • 535i (M30 with DME 1.3) 1989-1993

  • 540i (M60 with DME 3.3) 1994-1995

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Timing chain setup

Transmissions covered:

  • Manual (remove, install, external service)
    Getrag 260/5 and 260/6
    Getrag S5D 250G
    Getrag S6S 560G

  • Automatic (remove, install, external service)
    ZF 4HP22/EH
    A4S 310R (THM-R1)
    ZF A5S 310Z
    ZF A5S 560Z

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Thermostat and coolant pump assembly



Technical highlights:

  • Maintenance procedures from brake fluid changes to resetting
    the Service Indicator. This manual tells you what to do, how
    and when to do it, and why it's important.

  • Engine and cylinder head service, repair and reconditioning,
    including M50 and M60 timing chain setup and adjustment.

  • Extensive engine management information for specific BMW 5-Series
    driveability problems, including reading Check Engine light fault codes.

  • Transmission maintenance, troubleshooting, adjustment and repair,
    including hydraulic clutch, gearshift linkage, and driveshaft.

  • Body adjustments and repairs, including sedan sunroof removal and adjustment.

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

  • Wiring schematics for all circuits, including power distribution,
    grounds, and component locations.

  • Comprehensive BMW factory tolerances, wear limits, adjustments,
    and tightening torques that you've come to expect from Bentley manuals.


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