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This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2001 BMW X5. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your X5 and that the filter is being changed too. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your X5 for potential trouble spots. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your X5. For most BMWs, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. If you can't do this, see our parts page to find a BMW X5 oil filter wrench. If your X5 is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your X5.
Most BMWs have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your X5. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself.
There's no reason to check the washer fluid level without adding some - see how to do it here!2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Help keep your car as responsive as you are by maintaining proper power steering fluid levels2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.