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BMW E39 Engine Splash Shield Removal
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

BMW E39 Engine Splash Shield Removal

Kerry Jonsson

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$50

Talent:

**

Tools:

Phillips head screwdriver

Applicable Models:

BMW 525i Sedan/Wagon (2001-03)
BMW 528i Sedan/Wagon (1997-00)
BMW 530i Sedan (2001-03)
BMW 540i Sedan/Wagon (1997-03)

Parts Required:

Lower engine cover

Hot Tip:

#2 Phillips head screwdriver

Performance Gain:

Removing the cover gives you access for other repairs

Complementary Modification:

Clean the pan of any road debris

As you drive your car in inclement weather the tires and the road can splash up water, snow and ice. This flying debris can cause damage to the wiring, hoses and other components under the hood. The accessory drive belts can be struck by something and thrown off leaving you without a water pump and without an alternator. An engine splash shield may not seem like much, but it does protect this road debris from ending up in your engine compartment. As a result of this, you will have to remove the lower engine splash shield to access some of the components to service them. In this tech article we will show you have to remove the engine splash shield on the six and eight cylinder engine models.

In order to perform these steps you should have the car jacked up and supported. See our tech article on lifting and supporting your vehicle.

Engine Splash Shield Removal 6-Cylinder Engine:
Engine Splash Shield Removal 6-Cylinder Engine- Locate the nine Phillips head twist fasteners (green arrows) and turn 90° counter-clockwise.
Figure 1

Engine Splash Shield Removal 6-Cylinder Engine--Locate the nine Phillips head twist fasteners (green arrows) and turn 90° counter-clockwise. They should pop out or become loose after you do this.

Engine Splash Shield Removal 6-Cylinder Engine- Let the rear half the engine cover come down a few inches in the direction of the blue arrow.
Figure 2

Engine Splash Shield Removal 6-Cylinder Engine--Let the rear half the engine cover come down a few inches in the direction of the blue arrow.

Engine Splash Shield Removal 6-Cylinder Engine- Slide the engine splash shield towards the back of the car in the direction of the blue arrows.
Figure 3

Engine Splash Shield Removal 6-Cylinder Engine--Slide the engine splash shield towards the back of the car in the direction of the blue arrows. Installation is the reverse of the removal steps. Slide the front of the engine splash shield on top of the front lower valance panel/bumper. Lift the panel into place and line up the twist fasteners. Push the twist fasteners in and twist 90° clockwise. Lower the vehicle off the jack stands.

Engine Splash Shield Removal 8-Cylinder Engine:
Engine Splash Shield Removal 8-Cylinder Engine-Locate the nine Phillips head twist fasteners (green arrows) and turn 90° counter-clockwise.
Figure 4

Engine Splash Shield Removal 8-Cylinder Engine--Locate the nine Phillips head twist fasteners (green arrows) and turn 90° counter-clockwise. They should pop out or become loose after you do this. There is a metal bracket at the back of the splash shield. You can take off the fasteners at either end but we recommend you take off the one attached to the body of the car.

Engine Splash Shield Removal 8-Cylinder Engine-Let the rear part of the panel drop down a few inches in the direction of the blue arrow.
Figure 5

Engine Splash Shield Removal 8-Cylinder Engine--Let the rear part of the panel drop down a few inches in the direction of the blue arrow.

Engine Splash Shield Removal 8-Cylinder Engine-Slide the engine splash shield towards the rear of the car to remove it from the front valance panel/bumper.
Figure 6

Engine Splash Shield Removal 8-Cylinder Engine--Slide the engine splash shield towards the rear of the car to remove it from the front valance panel/bumper. Installation is the reverse of the removal steps. Slide the front of the engine splash shield in the valance panel/bumper. Line up the twist fasteners with their holes on the car and push up on the panel. Push the twist fasteners in and twist 90 degrees clockwise. Lower the vehicle off the jack stands.

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