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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-11-2012, 09:42 AM
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Engine Block Coolant Drain Plug on 550 V8 (N62)?

Does anyone know where the engine block coolant drain plug is located on the V8 N62 engine? Any photos?

I have the Bentley manual, which shows a picture of where the plug is on the 6-cylinder engine, but only says "the plug is on the left side of the V8," with no picture or description of *where*.

I spent an hour and a half yesterday crawling all over the car trying to locate a plug, with no success. Searches on Bimmerfest, 5Post, Bimmerforums, and Google were fruitless. Very frustrating.

I was trying to replace the coolant, but I was only able to collect 1.5 gallons out of the almost 3.75 gallon system capacity.

Any ideas?
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:26 AM
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Hope this helps.

http://www.bawarec.ru/manuals/7er/e6...7er-e65-12.pdf
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:00 AM
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It is located under the exhaust manifold driver side. It I really pain to get there as the area is so tight. I had my fender liner removed when I drained the coolant from engine block and still had to struggle to get that bolt out and put in. Use the flash light to locate it. You will need different joints and extensions to work but be careful not to strip the engine block Thread when you put that bolt back or you gonna get in big trouble. Start the thread by hand the tighten it around 18 ft lb. You also gonna need to use new washer. I think that helps
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:55 AM
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Awesome! Thanks for the info!!
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Awesome! Thanks for the info!!
Its really tight in there. I found the easiest way to get the plug back in is to loosen off (don't remove) the subframe bolts on the drivers side. Gives you just enough room to fit your hand in there.
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