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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 02-17-2013, 06:27 PM
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heater issue

Hi,

I have a 2008 X5 where it takes at least 20 minutes (depending on the temp outside) for the heat to get hot. No check engine light is on. I'm trying to figure out if it's the thermostat, water pump, heater core, or something else. There's no temp gauge to show me what the engine temp is to make things more difficult to troubleshoot.

I bled the coolant to resolve any air pockets. I did this by putting the car in the on position, turn the heat to the highest temperature, put the fan in the lowest setting, and hold the brake for 10 seconds. I heard the water pump start working and saw the bleeder valve shoot out coolant.

Anything else I can try to narrow down the issue?

Thanks.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:32 PM
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Not too helpful, but if your looking for you coolant temp:

Try accessing the Service menu on the MID in the Instrument cluster.

You can find oil temp and engine coolant temp
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:40 PM
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Nope, there is not a temp gauge in the service menu.
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