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Engine/Transmission Splash Shield Removal
 
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Engine/Transmission Splash Shield Removal

Nick Czerula

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$20

Talent:

**

Tools:

Set of sockets (8mm, 10mm, 16mm), Phillips head screwdriver

Applicable Models:

BMW 525i/xi Sedan (2004-07)
BMW 528i xDrive Sedan (2009-10)
BMW 528i/xi Sedan (2008-10)
BMW 530i/xi Sedan (2004-07)
BMW 530xi Wagon (2006-07)
BMW 535i xDrive Sedan/Wagon (2009-10)
BMW 535i/xi Sedan (2008-10)
BMW 535xi Wagon (2008)
BMW 545i Sedan (2004-05)
BMW 550i Sedan (2006-10)

Parts Required:

Splash shields, reinforcement plate fasteners

Hot Tip:

Pay attention to the order of the splash shield installation

Performance Gain:

Clean dirt from splash shields

Complementary Modification:

Repair broken splash shields

To service components located below the engine in the oil pan area, you will have to remove the engine and transmission splash shields. The splash shields are made of plastic and held in place by small bolts. The splash shield comes off and goes back on easy, and no parts are needed when removing it. All BMW E60 models come equipped with engine and transmission plastic splash shields and one additional reinforcement plate that may have to be removed for certain service procedures. When removing the reinforcement plate, each time the fasteners are removed they have to be replaced. To remove the engine or transmission splash shield, jack and support the front of the vehicle safely while wearing your safety glasses. See our tech article on Jacking Up Your Vehicle.

This photo shows the underside of a 525i.
Figure 1

This photo shows the underside of a 525i. All E60 models are similar and have the same splash shields. The blue arrow points to the engine splash shield and the green arrow points to the transmission splash shield. Under the transmission splash shield lies a reinforcement plate. You may have to remove this when servicing your E60.

Removing the engine splash shield:
Removing the engine splash shield: Working under the vehicle, using a Phillips head screwdriver, loosen the eight splash shield fasteners (green arrows).
Figure 2

Removing the engine splash shield: Working under the vehicle, using a Phillips head screwdriver, loosen the eight splash shield fasteners (green arrows).

Then remove the engine splash shield in the direction of the green arrow.
Figure 3

Then remove the engine splash shield in the direction of the green arrow. Feed it out of the front bumper as you slide it backward. Note the installation position for reinstalling it later.

Removing the transmission splash shield:
Removing the transmission splash shield: Working under the vehicle, using an 8mm socket or nut driver, remove the two splash shield fasteners (blue arrows).
Figure 4

Removing the transmission splash shield: Working under the vehicle, using an 8mm socket or nut driver, remove the two splash shield fasteners (blue arrows). Then remove one 10mm nut (red arrow). Now remove the nine remaining Phillips head screws (green arrows).

With the fasteners removed, slide the splash shield out of the bracket (green arrow) and remove it from the vehicle.
Figure 5

With the fasteners removed, slide the splash shield out of the bracket (green arrow) and remove it from the vehicle.

To remove the reinforcement plate:
To remove the reinforcement plate, remove the five 16mm fasteners (green arrows).
Figure 6

To remove the reinforcement plate: Remove the five 16mm fasteners (green arrows). Discard the old fasteners as they are not reusable. The red arrow points to the warning from BMW stating "Do not drive vehicle with reinforcement plate removed."

Once the fasteners are removed, slide the reinforcement plate toward the rear of the vehicle while unhooking the front to remove it.
Figure 7

Once the fasteners are removed, slide the reinforcement plate toward the rear of the vehicle while unhooking the front to remove it. When installing, torque the new splash shield fasteners to 56 Nm (41 ft-lb). Once torqued tighten an additional 90 degrees.





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Comments and Suggestions:
Pablored Comments: Dear advisor,
I need to remove my metal reinforcement plate E60what are the correct part numbers for the plate and the five5 replacement 16mm bolts.
Regards,
Edmund
November 8, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I am not the best with part numbers. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can help you find the right parts.
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