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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 08-26-2014, 07:04 PM
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power steering fluid flush

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how difficult is it to flush the power steering fluid? I have 45k on the clock, is it time to flush it? I noticed the fluid was a tad low and have triggered a Dynamic drive malfunction, i don't believe i have an electrical problem. Should i just run to auotzone/nappa and buy some CHF 11S? Greatly appreciated as always fella's!
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:42 PM
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Pumping out the old fluid and changing the reservoir for a new one which contains an internal filter is a simple and straight forward matter.
Thinking you could use some more miles, say 75k or above before a fluid change on your power steering fluid. This fluid is stable for a long period of time.

You should find out where your fluid is leaking and correct that issue.
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:18 PM
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I followed this simple diy. I ended using about two and a half cans of new fluid tho.
http://forums.5series.net/diy-do-you...-flush-114503/
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:44 PM
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Thanks for help, really appreciate it.
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Some times the fluid level just gets a little low . Mine did and I had no leaks . Topped it off and that was it , warning reset .
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Just got a can CHF-11S, will do this tonight. Thanks for the help guy's!


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Update-

I flushed old fluid, topped off with new. I'm still getting DD malfunction. Could my KW v1's be effecting this? Should i try disconnecting the battery to attempt to clear system?

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Since you flushed the fluid without resolution, read this for some discussion on the DD. Also a DIY fix that may or may not apply to you.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...46#post5123046

Note this is a fix on a 7XX, but the logic should be consistent.

Also, a BMW code reader might give you a better definition of the problem. Try BMWhat.

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Since you flushed the fluid without resolution, read this for some discussion on the DD. Also a DIY fix that may or may not apply to you.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...46#post5123046

Also, a BMW code reader might give you a better definition of the problem. Try BMWhat.

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Update: dropped off car at the dealership, i let them know that i replaced the power steering fluid and topped off. I told them in about 2 weeks i received the DD failure about 10 times... hopefully extended warrant should cover the repair. meanwhile i have a 2015 x3 fully loaded to drive around in. I'll post findings...
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:11 AM
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Got the car back today, problem as described - ARS directional valve no good, ARS valve block is no good. Replaced- total $ 1680.00

Everything seems to be working perfectly, car drives great.
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Power Steering Fluid Flush Instructional video

I found this video that walked me through the entire process. I didn't want or need to drain the whole system. I just wanted to flush it a couple of times because it wasn't too dirty. This video helped a lot.

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