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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 03-08-2014, 07:42 AM
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how to know how much water is needed in the windshield washer?

Today I wanted to top the windshier washer, but I was not so sure on how much water was in, and how much I had to put in. There is a way to know how is enough, except from waiting it to flow from the engine filler?
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:46 AM
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Just fill it up. It's windex. Go slow.

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Old 03-08-2014, 10:45 AM
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Keep pouring... you will eventually see the fluid filling tank and the neck of the tank.
Tank takes more than a gallon of fluid.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:39 PM
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Just fill it up. It's windex. Go slow.

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Noooo! You need authentic BMW fluid with nano particles and register with ECU, so the smart pump know how hard to squeeze.
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:23 PM
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Noooo! You need authentic BMW fluid with nano particles and register with ECU, so the smart pump know how hard to squeeze.
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:58 PM
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Noooo! You need authentic BMW fluid with nano particles and register with ECU, so the smart pump know how hard to squeeze.
If you register the washer fluid you avoid that problem. It sets the proper current control and pulse width for the pump operation so the washer fluid doesn't go out of nozzles before the heaters condition it properly.
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:24 PM
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Right, so in the Bavarian Tech scan tool, just select, Body => Conditions => Register new windshield wiper fluid, right?

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Old 03-10-2014, 01:31 AM
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ehm...I've lost something on the thread I suppose.

aniway, yesterday I filled the tank. after 4 liter (there was still water I suppose, no check messages of low liquid) I think I was full, but no still water on neck of the tank.
so I supplied another 1/2 liter and saw some water pouring under the car, near the fog lamp. not more of that 1/2 liter. maybe there's a crack on the upper part (4 litres and more are still here), or maybe there's a valve to avoid unwanted flows from the neck in some versions?
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:20 AM
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There's an overflow drain tube sticking up near the right side of the engine bay, maybe that's where your excess fluid is draining.


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Old 03-10-2014, 04:34 AM
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thank you very much
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