Question about 2005 BMW X5
Bought used few months ago and maybe made a mistake. Might sell already. Seems warning lites come on and off too often And no one taught me anything about car or gave me a manual. Also a bmw dealership left it with no oil and that's a sign to come. Not a drop. Took it to different shop next day and was showed and told no oil. U would think BMW would do better. Think it would be nice car but not economical for 61 yr old woman with 1 leg. Any suggestions as to what I should get comparable in size and options on car. Feels safe anyway and holds road well. I don't need German made car and wasn't advised. Thank you. Sibyl lake
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
yep just ring or pop into any bmw dealer with the full chassis/vin number & if the car is in your name they should be able to give to you.
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
Connect your old battery with another battery from another car (WHILE KEEPING ALL CABLES CONNECTED ON BOTH CARS) just user a bridge cable otherwise you'll need. a code to reactivate your BMW again. Try now to start your BMW engine. Now go to the nearest battery dealer to change the battery WHILE KEEPING YOUR ENGINE ON, otherwise you'll need a code to activate your BMW again :)
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
SOURCE: High oil Consumption, BMW M5
Look for Castrol TWS 10W60 Motor Oil. This car should not burn so much oil, you need to use a different kind. It is recommended by BMW as well. I also heard the VANOS isnt an issue anymore, can be fixed with a different MAFF. Good luck!
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
possible valve cover leaking,at least this is more likely the cause, they make a die that you can use too help determine where it is leaking but some dies require ablack light too see the die,
Posted on May 10, 2009
HAVE IT TESTED FOR TROUBLE CODES THAT IS THE KEY TO FIND THE PROBLEM.
Posted on Sep 05, 2009
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