Maintaining an average oil level in your engine is an very important condition for proper management of your BMW X5. Indeed, if you frequently ran out of oil, you could seriously damage your engine or various essential parts. The oil is used as a grease for the various mechanical parts that are constantly subjected to various pressures. Without it, the jolts would be much more violent and so would damage the various parts extremely.
The idea of this article is simply to tell you how to find this oil dipstick on your BMW X5 and how to use it properly. We will give you the different procedures to follow in order to be successful in the procedure.
It is possible to find different types of oil dipsticks on your BMW X5:
On your dashboard you will find an oil level indicator. Be vigilant however, this one could be defective, nothing replaces a manual check to ensure the level.
Then, under your hood, you will find your oil reserve under the lower crankcase of the engine and the dipstick that goes with it.
Having said that, there are a few recommendations before performing the test on your BMW X5:
- Ensure that the engine is off.
- Ensure that you have allowed enough time for the oil to cool and return to the reserve, otherwise the test would be incorrect (at least 30 minutes)
Then, try to find the oil tank of your BMW X5, which is often identified as yellow or bright. Open it, then take the oil dipstick, which is similar to a metal rod. Clean it properly with a cloth. This will allow you to see clearly where your reserve is located.
Once clean, you can recognise two levels on this rod. One is the maximum recommended oil you should have on your BMW X5, and the other is the minimum required.
Slide the metal rod gently into your oil tank to the bottom. Slowly pull it out and see the oil mark that determines your level.
If your oil dipstick is below the minimum, this check has consequently been essential. If you were above the recommended maximum, try to find out why, it may be defective. (Unless someone else has recently refuelled.)
If necessary, fill in the reserve of your BMW X5.
The idea is to have slightly less than the maximum recommended in order not to be bothered.
Once the procedure is finished, replace the rod in the tank, close the tank properly and you are ready to go again.
Conclusion on my BMW X5
Here are the different things to check when it concerns the oil level, it is recommended to do this manipulation every 2000 Km approximately on your BMW X5, and especially before long journeys to avoid worries.In the event that you have any additional questions about the BMW X5, do not hesitate to consult our BMW X5 category.