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BMW 5-Series (E28, 1981-1991 service and repair manuals

A repair manual for your BMW 5-Series (E28, 1981-1991? Here are Haynes and other workshop manuals to service BMW cars. They provide detailed instructions for troubleshooting and to repair or replace parts.

BMW 3-Series - Petrol (E30, 1981-1991) & 5-Series - Petrol (E28 and E34, 1983-Apr 1991) - Haynes Service and Repair Manual

Haynes workshop manual on the BMW 3-Series (E30) and 5-Series (E28 and E34), including Touring and Cabriolet.

Models:
- 316 (1983-1988), 316i (1988-1991), 318i (1983-1991), 320i (1987-1991), 325i (1987-1991)
- 518 (1981-1985), 518i (1985-1991), 520i (1988-1991), 525i (1981-1991), 528i (1981-1988), 530i (1988-1991), 535i (1985-1991) and M535i (1985-1988).

Petrol engines:
- 4 cylinders - 1.6 L (1596 cc, SOHC, engine code M40), 1.8 L (1766 cc, SOHC, M10), 1.8 L (1796 cc, SOHC, M40)
- 6 cylinders - 2.0 L (1990 cc, SOHC, M20), 2.5 L (2494 cc, SOHC, M20 and M30), 2.8 L (2788 cc, SOHC, M30), 3.0 L (2986 cc, SOHC, M30) and 3.5 L (3430 cc, SOHC, M30).

Exclusions: Please note that this manual does not cover the DOHC petrol engines, the diesel engines, the V8 or the 4x4 drive.

Pages of the book BMW 3- & 5-Series (sohc) (83-91/81-91) (1)

Using photos and step-by-step instructions this Haynes manual on the BMW 3-Series (E30) and 5-Series (E28 and E34) describes maintenance, repair and overhaul of the petrol engines (distribution, belts, valves, camshaft, cylinder head, oil pump, seals and radiator).
It also addresses issues related to the heater, fuel system, exhaust, starting and charging system. Furthermore, it covers work on the clutch, gearbox, driveshafts, braking system, suspension, steering gear, body, interior and electrical system.

  • Based on a complete strip-down and rebuild.
  • Includes a maintenance schedule, technical specifications, torque wrench settings and troubleshooting tables.
  • Clear and detailed wiring diagrams for easy reference.

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Specs:256 pages, 27 x 21 x 1.5 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 x 0.59 in, paperback
Illustrations:hundreds of photographs and drawings
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2013)
Series:Haynes Service and Repair Manual (1948)
EAN:9780857337054
Book: BMW 3-Series - Petrol (E30, 1981-1991) & 5-Series - Petrol (E28 and E34, 1983-Apr 1991) - Haynes Service and Repair Manual

BMW 3-Series - Petrol (E30, 1981-1991) & 5-Series - Petrol (E28 and E34, 1983-Apr 1991)

Language: English

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BMW 518, 518i (E28) - 4 Zylinder (6/1981-1986) - Bucheli Reparaturanleitung

Bucheli Reparaturanleitung for service and repair of the BMW 518 and 518i (Series E28).

Petrol engines: 4 cylinders - 1.8 L (1767 cc, carburettor and injection, engine code B18).

Production years: 6/1981-1986.

Pages of the book [0812] BMW 518, 518i (E28) - 4 Zyl (6/1981-1986) (1)

This Bucheli repair manual on the BMW 518 and 518i provides detailed instructions for work on the 4-cylinder petrol engines (removal - refitting, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, distribution, valves, oil pump, cooling, fuel system).
Covers also the clutch, gearbox (only removal and installation), driveshafts, steering system, front and rear suspension, brakes, electrical system and the exhaust.

  • Includes comprehensive technical data and torque wrench settings.
  • Clear wiring diagrams.
  • Reprint of the 1st edition (1988).

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Specs:158 pages, 28 x 21 cm / 11 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Bucheli Verlag (CH, 2016)
Series:Bucheli Reparaturanleitung (812-813)
EAN:9783716816882
Book: BMW 518, 518i (E28) - 4 Zylinder (6/1981-1986) - Bucheli Reparaturanleitung

BMW 518, 518i (E28) - 4 Zylinder (6/1981-1986)

Language: German

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BMW 520i & 525e (E28) (Oct 81 - June 1988) - Haynes Service and Repair Manual

Haynes workshop manual on the BMW 520i and 520i Lux, 525e and 525e Lux (Series E28).

Petrol engines: 1990 and 2693 cc.

Production years: 10/1981-6/1988.

Exclusions: Please note that this manual does not cover the 525i or the 5-Series introduced in June 1988.

Using photos and step-by-step instructions this Haynes manual on the BMW 520i and 525e (E28) describes maintenance, repair and overhaul of the petrol engines (timing gear, belts, valves, camshaft, cylinder head, oil pump, seals and radiator).
It also addresses issues related to the heater, fuel system, exhaust, starting and charging system. Furthermore, it covers work on the clutch, gearbox, driveshafts, braking system, suspension, steering gear, body, interior and electrical system.

  • Based on a complete strip-down and rebuild.
  • Includes a maintenance schedule, technical specifications, torque wrench settings and troubleshooting tables.
  • Clear and detailed wiring diagrams for easy reference.

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Specs:299 pages, 27 x 21.5 x 1.9 cm / 10.6 x 8.5 x 0.75 in, hardback
Illustrations:hundreds of photographs and drawings
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 1991)
Series:Haynes Service and Repair Manual (1560)
EAN:9781850105602
Book: BMW 520i & 525e (E28) (Oct 81 - June 1988) - Haynes Service and Repair Manual

BMW 520i & 525e (E28) (Oct 81 - June 1988)

Language: English

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BMW 520i, 525i, 525e, 528i, M535i (E28) - 6-Zylinder (ab 6/1981) - Bucheli Reparaturanleitung

Bucheli Reparaturanleitung for service and repair of the BMW 520i, 525i, 525e, 528i and M535i (Series E28).

Petrol engines: 6 cylinders.

Production years: since 6/1981.

Pages of the book [0820] BMW 520-525-528-M535 - 6-Zyl (ab 6/81) (1)

This Bucheli repair manual on the BMW 520i, 525i, 525e, 528i and M535i provides detailed instructions for work on the 6-cylinder petrol engines (removal - refitting, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, distribution, valves, oil pump, cooling, fuel system).
Covers also the clutch, gearbox (only removal and installation), driveshafts, steering system, front and rear suspension, brakes, electrical system and the exhaust.

  • Includes comprehensive technical data and torque wrench settings.
  • Clear wiring diagrams.

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Specs:169 pages, 28 x 21 cm / 11 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Bucheli Verlag (CH, 2012)
Series:Bucheli Reparaturanleitung (820-821-822)
EAN:9783716816912
Book: BMW 520i, 525i, 525e, 528i, M535i (E28) - 6-Zylinder (ab 6/1981) - Bucheli Reparaturanleitung

BMW 520i, 525i, 525e, 528i, M535i (E28) - 6-Zylinder (ab 6/1981)

Language: German

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BMW 5er-Reihe (E28) - 520i, 525i, 525e, 528i, M 535i - Sechszylinder (ab 9/1981) - Bucheli Reparaturanleitung

Bucheli Reparaturanleitung for service and repair of the BMW 520i, 525i, 525e, 528i and M 535i (Series E28).

Petrol engines: 6 cylinders - 2.0, 2.5, 2.8 and 3.5 litre (129, 170, 184 and 220 hp).

Production years: since 9/1981.

Pages of the book [1003] BMW 5er-Reihe (E28) - 6 Zyl (ab 9/1981) (1)

This Bucheli repair manual on the BMW 520i, 525i, 525e, 528i and M 535i provides detailed instructions for work on the petrol engines (removal - refitting, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, distribution, valves, oil pump, cooling, fuel system).
Covers also the clutch, gearbox (only removal and installation), driveshafts, steering system, front and rear suspension, brakes, electrical system and the exhaust.

  • Includes comprehensive technical data and torque wrench settings.
  • Clear wiring diagrams.

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Specs:137 pages, 28 x 21 cm / 11 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Bucheli Verlag (CH, 2012)
Series:Bucheli Reparaturanleitung (1003)
EAN:9783716817810
Book: BMW 5er-Reihe (E28) - 520i, 525i, 525e, 528i, M 535i - Sechszylinder (ab 9/1981) - Bucheli Reparaturanleitung

BMW 5er-Reihe (E28) - 520i, 525i, 525e, 528i, M 535i - Sechszylinder (ab 9/1981)

Language: German

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BMW 520i, 525e, 525i, 528i (E28) (9/1981-12/1987) - Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst

Repair manual from the Series "Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst" (nr. 135, reprint) for the BMW 520i, 525e, 525i and 528i (Series E28).

Petrol engines:
- 2.0 litre (92 kW/125 hp, 95 kW/129 hp)
- 2.5 litre (110 kW/150 hp)
- 2.7 litre (90 kW/122 hp, 92 kW/125 hp, 95 kW/129 hp)
- 2.8 litre (135 kW/184 hp).

Production years: 9/1981-12/1987.

  • This repair manual on the BMW 520i, 525e, 525i and 528i describes maintenance and repair of the petrol engines: the lubricating system, cooling, fuel system, filters and exhaust.
  • Covers also the clutch and transmission, the suspension, the steering system, the servo unit and the brakes, the electrical system (including windscreen wipers and lighting), the interior and the body.
  • This manual contains also adjustment data and a maintenance schedule.

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Author:Dieter Korp
Specs:270 pages, 26.5 x 20 cm / 10.4 x 7.9 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2004)
Series:Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst (135)
EAN:9783613012851
Book: BMW 520i, 525e, 525i, 528i (E28) (9/1981-12/1987) - Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst

BMW 520i, 525e, 525i, 528i (E28) (9/1981-12/1987)

Language: German

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BMW 5er (E12 und E28) - Benziner und Diesel (9/1972-8/1987) - So wird's gemacht

Workshop manual from the German Series So wird's gemacht (nr. 68) on the BMW 5-Series (E12 and E28), petrol and diesel.

Petrol engines:
Type E12 (09/1972-07/1981)
518:
- 1.8 L (66 kW/ 90 hp, 06/74-07/81)
520:
- 2.0 L (85 kW/115 hp, 09/72-08/77)
520/6:
- 2.0 L (90 kW/122 hp, 08/77-07/81)
.520i:
- 2.0 L (92 kW/125 hp, 08/75-07/77)
- 2.0 L (96 kW/130 hp, 09/72-07/75)
525:
- 2.5 L (106 kW/145 hp, 09/73-07/76)
- 2.5 L (110 kW/150 hp, 08/76-07/81)
528:
- 2.8 L (121 kW/165 hp, 01/75-07/76)
- 2.8 L (125 kW/170 hp, 08/76-08/77)
.528i:
- 2.8 L (130 kW/177 hp, 08/77-08/78)
- 2.8 L (135 kW/184 hp, 09/78-07/81)

Type E28 (07/1981-08/1987)
518:
- 1.8 L (66 kW/ 90 hp, 07/81-08/84)
.518i:
- 1.8 L (77 kW/105 hp, 09/84-08/87)
.520i:
- 2.0 L (92 kW/125 hp, 07/81-08/87)
- 2.0 L Kat (95 kW/129 hp, 12/85-08/87)
.525i:
- 2.5 L (110 kW/150 hp, 07/81-08/87)
525E:
- 2.7 L (95 kW/129 hp, 03/83-08/87)
- 2.7 L Kat (95 kW/129 hp, 12/85-08/87)
.528i:
- 2.8 L (136 kW/184 hp, 07/81-08/87)
.535i:
- 3.5 L Kat (136 kW/185 hp, 09/84-08/87)
- 3.5 L (160 kW/218 hp, 09/84-08/87)

Diesel engines:
524D:
- 2.4 L (63 kW/ 86 hp, 09/85-08/87)
524Td:
- 2.4 L (85 kW/115 hp, 09/83-08/87)

Production years: 9/1972-8/1987.

The initial section of this manual on the BMW 5-Series (E12 and E28) covers inspection and daily maintenance of the petrol and diesel engines, transmission, brakes, steering and body (including the electrical system, windscreen wipers, lighting and heating or air conditioning).

Furthermore, this book provides detailed guidance on the following components:
- Suspension (replacement of driveshafts, springs and shock absorbers), steering (ball joints) and brakes (discs, brake linings and handbrake).
- Electrical system (battery, voltage regulator and starter motor).
- Dismantling and assembly of the engine cylinder head and cam drive, including replacement of the v-belt and the timing belt or chain.
- The lubricating system with the oil pump.
- The cooling system (replacement of radiator, thermostat and cooling fan).
- The fuel system (air filter, fuel pump and fuel filter) and exhaust (replacement of mufflers).
- Interior: removal and refitting of the dashboard, instrument panel, consoles, interior trim and seats.
- Body: dismantling and assembly of bumpers, fenders, bonnet, tailgate, doors, window mechanisms, locks and mirrors.

  • Extensive technical specifications, adjustment data and torque wrench settings.
  • Clear wiring diagrams of the main circuits.

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Author:Rüdiger Etzold
Specs:296 pages, 26 x 19.5 cm / 10.25 x 7.7 in, paperback
Illustrations:600 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Delius Klasing Verlag GmbH (D, 2014)
Series:So wird's gemacht (68)
EAN:9783768806664
Book: BMW 5er (E12 und E28) - Benziner und Diesel (9/1972-8/1987) - So wird's gemacht

BMW 5er (E12 und E28) - Benziner und Diesel (9/1972-8/1987)

Language: German

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BMW 5 & 6 Series (E12, E24, E28, E34) - Restoration Tips & Techniques

Brooklands restoration manual for the BMW 5 and 6-Series models from the years 1972-1995 (Series E12, E24, E28 and E34), including the Alpina, M5 and M6.
Gives also purchase tips and information about the model history and identification.

  • This manual describes the complete restoration of the BMW E12, E24, E28 and E34 models: body (including the replacement of bonnet, fenders, windows, doors and bumpers), interior (seat cover, dashboard and door panels), engine (removal and installation, overhaul), chassis (clutch, gearbox, suspension, brakes, steering), electrical installation (lamps, dynamo, starter motor, windscreen wipers).
  • Richly illustrated and clear step-by-step instructions.
  • Also troubleshooting tables and overview with specifications on a year-by-year basis.
Author:Andrew Everett
Specs:236 pages, 27 x 19.5 x 1.5 cm / 10.6 x 7.7 x 0.59 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2012)
EAN:9781855209626
Book: BMW 5 & 6 Series (E12, E24, E28, E34) - Restoration Tips & Techniques

BMW 5 & 6 Series (E12, E24, E28, E34) - Restoration Tips & Techniques

Language: English

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