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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 03-19-2013, 01:58 PM
g0tb00st g0tb00st is offline
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Proper checking of coolant level

Hi all,

I'm new to the boards, but I've been trolling for over the past year.

Before my wife and kids headed out this past weekend for a day trip, I decided to check the coolant on my 2008 4.8i SAV and noticed that the level was way below the "min" mark in the expansion tank (mind you, this was on a cold car). They took the other truck (Cayenne Turbo-S ) and headed off as I fiddled with the X5. I removed the expansion tank cap, started the car, and ran the heat at full blast (following the directions from the BMW Coolant bottle, but I didn't add any coolant) I just wanted to see whether the tank would fill up or not. It did, and the coolant was between the min/max level.

Quick question, is this the proper way to check the coolant level? Or should I see something in the expansion tank when the car is cold?

Thanks,
Erik
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:16 AM
RockChips RockChips is offline
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Quick question, is this the proper way to check the coolant level? Or should I see something in the expansion tank when the car is cold?

Thanks,
Erik

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