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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.
Don't be caught in the fog with burnt out fog light bulbs2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Unlike a waist belt, these usually become looser as they age! Learn how to check it here2001 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.
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.
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.
If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.