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Checking the oil in a X5 is fairly easy and should be done once a month. Note that most BMW have an oil pressure gauge next to the speedometer - this gauge does not tell you what your oil level is, however the video above will show you how check the oil level in your 2001 BMW X5. Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your X5. Otherwise the dipstick will read slightly low. In addition to checking the oil level, you also want to look at the condition of the oil when you have the dipstick out. If the oil in your X5 is dirty or smells like gasoline, you probably need an oil change.
If you notice that the oil level in your X5 is extremely low or empty, fill it up and check it again the next time you drive. If it is extremely low again, have your mechanic take a look before driving it much more.
Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Learn where your spare tire and jack are located before you need it on the side of the road2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Got a short fuse? Don't blow a fuse, change it!2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?2001 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.