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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.
Learning how to jump your car before you need to is an excellent idea2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!2001 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.
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.
If you are leaking oil and parking on your oil spots each night, the oil is breaking down your tires' rubber2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.