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Remove rear splash guard.
Remove complete rear bumper.

Warning!
Scalding hazard!
These tasks should only be carried out on an exhaust system that has cooled down!

Removing and installing complete exhaust system on engine BMW S62

Remove cable holder (1).
Disconnect plug connection for exhaust temperature sensor on left.
Information: Discontinuation of exhaust temperature sensor
Remove cable holder (2).
Disconnect plug connection for oxygen and monitor sensors on left and right.

Removing and installing complete exhaust system on engine BMW S62

Support exhaust system with special tool 31 2 220.

(weight approx. 50 kg)

Removing and installing complete exhaust system on engine BMW S62

Detach suspension element on catalytic converters at rear from body.

Removing and installing complete exhaust system on engine BMW S62

Unscrew catalytic converter on left and right from exhaust manifolds.Note: The connections between exhaust manifolds and the catalytic converter are only fitted with sealing rings on the inner tubes.

  1. Without sealing ring (outer)
  2. With sealing ring (inner)

Removing and installing complete exhaust system on engine BMW S62

Installation:

Check sealing rings, replace if necessary.

Replace self-locking nuts. Coat threads with copper paste, refer to BMW Parts Service.

Removing and installing complete exhaust system on engine BMW S62

Release screw connection (1) on both exhaust pipes.

Remove pipe clamps (2).

Removing and installing complete exhaust system on engine BMW S62

Release hexagon nuts (1) on inside of rear muffler on left and right.Installation:

Replace self-locking nuts.

Removing and installing complete exhaust system on engine BMW S62

Release hexagon nuts (1) on outside of rear muffler on left and right.Installation:

Replace self-locking nuts.

Remove complete exhaust system.