Intl. Autos helped make these videos
We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.
Adding engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) to your 2008 BMW X5 is pretty easy. Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. Make sure to check your engine when it is cold for an accurate reading. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your X5 is located and how to add coolant. Be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of fluid to add - for BMWs, it will typically be in a section titled Fluid Capacities in the back of your manual. Mix the coolant with distilled water so that you have a combination of 50% coolant and 50% water. Some coolants will come premixed...that is, you don't need to add any water. These coolants will typically say 50/50 or pre-mixed on the front of the coolant bottle.
Removing the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to fly off at a high rate of speed and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. Always wear safety goggles when working on your X5. Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic. Animals love its sweet taste, so even a spilling a small amount on your garage floor can end up in the dog's stomach pretty quickly. If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your X5 for head gasket leakage
On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L 6 Cyl.
The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now2008 BMW X5 3.0si 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 car2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L 6 Cyl.
A check engine light can be cleared with a simple fix or it could be a major problem - find out now!2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L 6 Cyl.