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

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Old 03-12-2012, 06:03 AM
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Coolant level

I check my coolant level on a weekly basis ( wish BMW used a see thru container ) I usually wait a couple of hours after it cools down, the reading has always been in between min and max, however I checked it this am after not running it since last night and it is barely at the min level, should I add and if so , just distilled water to bring the level up slightly or BMW antifreeze ( any compatible ones ) or should I not bother as it is at the min level and I am aware the level goes up as the engine warms up.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:20 AM
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Also to add, I also assumed BMW coolant was blue in color however mine is green , does the diesel have a different spec than the gas ?
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:55 AM
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I check my coolant level on a weekly basis ( wish BMW used a see thru container ) I usually wait a couple of hours after it cools down, the reading has always been in between min and max, however I checked it this am after not running it since last night and it is barely at the min level, should I add and if so , just distilled water to bring the level up slightly or BMW antifreeze ( any compatible ones ) or should I not bother as it is at the min level and I am aware the level goes up as the engine warms up.
If its at the min level I see no reason to add, there are lots of factors that impact the level, which is why there is a min/max with a decent swag in between

If you are between those, I'd keep an eye out and make sure it doesn't go lower but seems okay to me. You mention that this check was after sitting longer then you typically check it at, so that could be the culprit. Kudos to you for being overly cautious though, nothing wrong with that.

I don't recall mine being blue, but I've only checked it once (when I first got it home) and I think I would remember if it were blue.

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Old 03-12-2012, 07:44 AM
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Seems to be ok now, I touched the min max indicator and apparently it was not all the way down ? Well as soon as I did that the level flowed to where it has always been, any way I wish BMW had a see thru container, at least one could see the level hot and cold .
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