Last post on Aug 27, 2012 at 12:51 PM
You are in the BMW X3 & X5
What is this discussion about?
BMW X5, Auto Body, Engine, Suspension, SUV
#514 of 678 2005 X5 3.0 Steering Adjustment
May 04, 2008 (12:59 pm)
I am new to BMW and this group with the purchase of a 2005 3.0 X5. The dealer has not yet given me all the manuals as we closed the deal late saturday night. I am wondering if someone can let me know if there is a lock on the steering wheel adjustment. I try the lever that is supposed to work but it does not tilt or telescope, maybe it is not working or maybe it has been locked with the seat adjustment, I am not sure and wanted to check. I tried looking at the manual online but did not figure it out. I will be seeing the dealer tomorrow but any help meanwhile is much appreciated.
Thanks in advance
May 06, 2008 (7:23 pm)
Please help me!!! Convinced it could go offroad, i took my x5 up and down some steep dirt hills in my area to test out the hill descent, and at the bottom were some HUGE potholes that were impossible to get around. when i went through them, i could feel the bottom hit the ground and a huge THUD. now, whenever i accelerate moderatley (pedal atleast half in) there is definate reverberation felt through the gas pedal and a noise in the in the engine or exhaust or somewhere when i accelerate (i have a 4.4i by the way, 2004) that definatley wasnt there before, it used to run much more smoothly. Please help!! Have i just completeley ruined my car, or has something just come loose?!?!?! I looked at the undercarriage and couldnt see any damage, so now im freaking out because i JUST bought the car. Please, if anyone has any idea what might have happened to my car please help!
Thanks so much!!
#516 of 678 100K Service
May 28, 2008 (4:21 pm)
I have a 2004 X5 due for the 100k service. Dealer is talking about $900.00 to get it done, that seems high. Does that sound correct?
#517 of 678 Re: 100K Service [mrb5]
by steve_ HOST
May 28, 2008 (11:51 pm)
The Edmunds Maintenance Guide will tell you what BMW says should be done and what it should cost in your zip code.
The dealer probably is suggesting that more services be done, and you may decide some of them are worth it - just keep in mind that upselling on scheduled maintenance is a big profit center for the dealer.
#518 of 678 Re: PLEASE HELP MY X5!!! [quattroporte12]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
May 30, 2008 (11:22 am)
You might have bent a wheel or an axle shaft. Needs to go on a lift to see what's what.
If there are optional skid plates for your car, I'd get 'em if you plan more offroad adventures.
#519 of 678 2004 X5 burns
Jun 17, 2008 (1:58 pm)
Has anyone any knowledge of fires in a 2004 X5? (or other years/models) I had the LCM Module replaced twice within weeks to correct lights not working after strong burning smell. Service report says "Internal short circuit in lamp control module". About 2 weeks after the second replacement - the car caught fire with the engine off and key out as well as lights off. The alarm went off 3 times before the fire started. BMW is sending an investigator to determine cause yet keep inferring the fire may not be related to part. Can you give me any information?
#520 of 678 Engine Oil for 08 X5: 5W-30 vs 0W-40
Jul 08, 2008 (9:51 pm)
Hi All -
The engine oil level on my 2008 X5 4.8 is low and I've read that BMW prefers Castrol. A search in the BMW manual and online showed SAE grade 5W-30 is preferred and/or approved. But when I got to the auto shop the attendants said that 5W-30 may not be thin enough for 08 X5 and suggested 0W-40.
Which do I go with? There's 7928 miles on the car and I'll be adding another 800 miles or so with a trip to Northern California and I haven't yet taken the car in for service. The BMW sales guy told me the car would indicate when it needed service, but I'm skeptical about this too.
Any feedback appreciated, thanks!
#521 of 678 Re: Engine Oil for 08 X5: 5W-30 vs 0W-40 [lilorphanannie]
Jul 08, 2008 (11:48 pm)
Why not stop by your dealer and they will top off per manufacturer recommendation? You have already paid for free maint. on this car so why not let them worry about it?
#522 of 678 2001 X5 Left Front Thumping during left turns
Jul 09, 2008 (10:30 am)
We just started to hear a low level thumping when we are making left turns. It is coming from the left front and only when making left turns. Thinking it might have to do with the CV joint. Any ideas where I should start looking?
#523 of 678 Re: Engine Oil for 08 X5: 5W-30 vs 0W-40 [coupedncal]
Jul 09, 2008 (11:06 am)
Huh. Who'd've thunk going back to the dealer?! Dur! Thanks!
But just to satisfy my curiosity still, which one: 5W-30 or 0W-40?