BMW x5 04 plate warning light problem - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)

X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
The X5 SAV Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-23-2010, 01:12 PM
juliansx5 juliansx5 is offline
Registered User
Location: uk
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: bmw x5
Exclamation BMW x5 04 plate warning light problem

I have a bmw x5 04 plate it was freezing cold -5 today when i went to start her after being left all day
it started as normal and a light came on saying low oil pressure stop engine or something like this so i did
i checked the oil all was fine and so tried to restart no light was on so drove home aprox 30 mins and car was fine so whats the problem?? was it because it was cold or a faulty sensor?
all answers and help apreciated

Many thanks

Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 02:02 PM
Gino215 Gino215 is offline
Account Under Review
Location: PA USA
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 75
Mein Auto: X5
Can be just a cold weather, can be a sensor too, but if your car runs normal keep driving, if problem come back you may need to check sensor, PM me if you have same problem again.
Happy Holidays!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	5OD-4.JPG
Views:	105
Size:	9.3 KB
ID:	259455  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 02:32 PM
5800 5800 is offline
Registered User
Location: Washington state, Tacoma.
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 17
Mein Auto: BMW X5, 3.0, 2001.
There have been story's about the crank case valve freezing and causing engine damage. BMW offers a cold crank case valve kit for this problem. Water build up in the valve can freeze, then pressure builds up and blows the oil cap off or more. I have read about valve covers coming off over this. You did the right thing by shutting off and letting any warmth set in. It's good to just let your baby warm up before driving off.
Reply With Quote

See More Related BMW Stories

Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001- VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.