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Checking the engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) level in your 2001 BMW X5 is pretty easy. In order to get an accurate reading, your 3.0 liter engine should be cool to the touch when you check it. Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your X5 is located and how to check the coolant level. If you need to add anti-freeze, be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of coolant to add - in BMWs, it usually located in a section titled Fluid Capacities towards the end of your manual. See our video on how to add engine coolant for tips on adding coolant to your X5.
Always wear safety goggles when working on your X5. Taking off the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to up explosively and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your X5 for head gasket leakage.
Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
The rear wiper that you forgot you had until it streaks horrifically on a rainy day? Change it now!2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Is the clock in your car ahead or behind? Learn how to set it here!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.
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.
On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.