BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Coolant

General information

Coolant consists of water and coolant additive.

Not all commercially available additives are suitable for the vehicle. Do not mix additives of different colors. Observe the water - additive mixture ratio of 50:50. Information about suitable additives is available from a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Safety information

Warning

With the engine hot and the cooling system open, coolant can escape and lead to scalding.

There is a risk of injury. Only open the cooling system with the engine cooled down.

Warning

Additives are harmful and incorrect additives can damage the engine. There is a risk of injury and risk of damage to property. Do not allow additives to come into contact with skin, eyes or articles of clothing. Use suitable additives only.

Coolant level

General information

Depending on the motorization, there are up to two coolant reservoirs in the engine compartment.

Check and add the coolant levels on a regular basis.

The coolant level is indicated using minimum and maximum markings in the filler neck of the coolant reservoir.

Depending on the engine installation, the coolant reservoir is located on the right side or the left side of the engine compartment.

Checking the coolant level

1. Let the engine cool down.

2. Opening the hood.

3. Turn the lid of the coolant reservoir slightly counterclockwise to allow any excess pressure to dissipate, then open it.

4. Open the coolant reservoir lid.

5. The coolant level is correct if it lies between the minimum and maximum marks in the filler neck.

Operating materials

6. Close the lid.

Adding coolant

1. Let the engine cool down.

2. Opening the hood.

3. Turn the lid of the coolant reservoir slightly counterclockwise to allow any excess pressure to dissipate, then open it.

4. Open the coolant reservoir lid.

5. If the coolant is low, slowly add coolant up to the specified level; do not overfill.

6. Close the lid.

7. Have the cause of the coolant loss eliminated as soon as possible.

Disposal

Comply with the relevant environmental protection regulations when disposing of coolant and coolant additives.

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