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In the video above, we show you how to fix minor oil leaks in your 2001 BMW X5. We will show you specifically how to determine if the fluid leaking from your X5 is oil, check your oil level and fix the oil leak using stop leak. Extremely low oil levels can critically damage your engine, so it is important to be proactive about oil leaks, however small. Oil leaks in the 2001 X5s with the 3.0 liter engine are often due to a bad seal in the drain plug - the metal washer in your drain plug can only be tightened a few times before it loses its ability to seal and should be replaced periodically to prevent leaking. Replacing the metal washer should only be done when you change the oil in your X5, fortunately the video above shows how to fix the minor leak in the interim.
Fixing minor oil leaks is fairly straightforward, but first, make sure that your engine is cold and that your X5 is parked on a level surface when you check the oil level as both of these things can cause the oil level to read low. Check our What is Leaking? video to see what type of fluid is leaking from your X5 if you are unsure.
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.
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here2001 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.