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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, 11:58 PM
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on my 2012 35i I added a quart at around 11K miles after the car gave me a 'add a quart of oil' warning message. The car showed the oil level to be full brand new. I notice that it does not burn as much oil now that it has close to 20K mi. I would just wait and buy a quart from the dealer when the computer tells you. Only add one quart at a time. If you buy the oil from bmw dealer you won't be mixing oil brands (a good thing).
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:44 PM
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Like Rockchips said, I recently had mine changed by the dealer at 3,000 mile and paid out of pocket. Surprisingly, the X5 didn't consume any oil during the first 3,000 miles, unlike my '09 did. I can't see waiting to initally change the oil based on the On-Board Computer recommendation at something like 12k miles. Seems way to long.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:43 AM
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Got the add 1 qrt message only at about 7500 miles, I want to bring it in the dealer ship but can't until this weekend, is it safe to still drive, it's another 70 driving miles before the weekend...
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:51 AM
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Got the add 1 qrt message only at about 7500 miles, I want to bring it in the dealer ship but can't until this weekend, is it safe to still drive, it's another 70 driving miles before the weekend...
Dont play with that, you dont know if this is a normal behavior or a oil leak, so you must add the oil at once, thats the only way to protect your engine from a EXPENSIVE and not warranty coverage.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:05 PM
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The warranty booklet lists specific oils to be used in an emergency topping off situation.

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Old 03-24-2013, 12:25 PM
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I don't see any evidence of a leak, so I should bring it into the dealer tomorrow?? Not comfortable just putting any engine oil in...
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:26 PM
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I guess my question is, is this normal? This is the fist time I need to add engine oil between oil changes? This is my first bimmer...
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:55 PM
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Not comfortable just putting any engine oil in...
Why is that?
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:57 PM
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Do you have a gas or diesel engine?

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Old 03-24-2013, 01:08 PM
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Do you have a gas or diesel engine?
Diesel..
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:09 PM
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Why is that?
Prior post seem to suggest not mixing BMW brand oil with other brand...
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:17 PM
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The warranty booklet lists specific oils to be used in an emergency topping off situation.
HOWEVER, if you mix oils, you should than CHANGE to a fresh fill of one oil type ASAP. Of course, BMW is silent on this....
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:19 PM
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Please pick up a few quarts of oil from the BMW parts counter to have in the garage or trunck. You do not want to mix, no matter what the manual says.

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Old 03-24-2013, 01:53 PM
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Hmm...it's now saying I'm no longer at the minimal level, sensor issue??
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:24 PM
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What does the dipstick say?
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:36 PM
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ill go further, a quart every 10k is fine for the first 300,000 miles.

first 300,000
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:41 PM
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What does the dipstick say?
err...sorry, but where is the dipstick? I thought they stop making those...
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:46 PM
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err...sorry, but where is the dipstick? I thought they stop making those...
Diesels have dippystick, gassers none
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:37 PM
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Diesels have dippystick, gassers none
Where is it? I see a diagram for the x6 and a v8 engine in my manual...nothing for my 3.5d
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:43 PM
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Right hand side of the engine. For easy access, take the engine cover off, comes off easily pulling it.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:35 PM
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I had to top off 1/4 of the Oil when my car reached 2600 Miles on a 35i X3.
I guess it depends on your driving habbits i guess.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:04 PM
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I don't see any evidence of a leak, so I should bring it into the dealer tomorrow?? Not comfortable just putting any engine oil in...
Put any oil on it, different kind of oils maybe not compatible, but the result of keeping your engine without proper oil level is worst for it, as I repeat, when your car asks for coolant or oil do it at ONCE!! fill it... coolant??.. it you have only tap water go ahead fill it up!!, then you can flush your system and everything will be good as new, but not filling that water will blow your gasket or something worst can happen.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:16 AM
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I guess it depends on your driving habbits i guess.
I'm in the opinion that oil burning depends on how aggressive you drive... Hence, some people don't need to top off their X5 and some do... Also I've read references to the diesels burning more oil? I don't know how accurate that statement is though..

I think I drive somewhat aggressively and my experience was...
My 2007 525i needed a quart of oil before the annual oil change, same with my 2010 535i..
My 2013 X5 35i is still hovering above minimum level.
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