Last post on Aug 27, 2012 at 12:51 PM
You are in the BMW X3 & X5
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BMW X5, Auto Body, Engine, Suspension, SUV
#674 of 678 Re: coolant level. [jellybeann77]
Mar 20, 2012 (8:15 pm)
This is typical BMW. "Go to the dealer and buy our special engine coolant".
It's nothing but regular coolant. Go with a name brand and you're fine.
I've used regular Prestone on my wife's 325xi which had a coolant sensor that leaked coolant and never had any issues.
I use the extended life Prestone on my X5 with no issues as well. Why I use the extended life? No real reason since I did not swap out all of the coolant; I just added to it. My thought was some day I would come back in and do a full drain and flush but I have never flushed the engine block so it's half extended life coolant/half regular.
#675 of 678 Re: coolant level. [paule]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 21, 2012 (6:49 pm)
yeah but the BMW coolant is only $4 a gallon more than the Prestone.
#677 of 678 BMW X5 Navigation Monitor
Jul 22, 2012 (11:01 am)
I just bought a 2001 X5 and the dealer had to jump the battery to start the car. The navigation monitor hasn't come on yet and the radio, while it does turn on, turns off after about 10 minutes. It turns immediately back on but I'm wondering why this happens.
Is it because the battery was dead and needs to charge back up? I also noticed that I can't open the back doors using the remote entry or the button on the center console. Also battery related?
#678 of 678 Re: X5 Self-Leveling Suspension Inactive warning [lera39]
Aug 27, 2012 (12:51 pm)
Say, did your self-leveling suspension ever get fixed? My 2006 X5 is back in the shop after less than 500 miles...will not stay? Local BMW service is dumbfounded, cannot get it right...replaced mats, computer, etc. ANY IDEAS???