Dueling BMW X5
As we’ve said, we always get the same cars in twos. Last week it was two BMW X5 SUVs. The black BMW X5 was in for oil leak on the drain plug, brakes and brake fluid flush. The silver BMW X5 was in for misfiring. After a thorough inspection we found that most of the coil packs were failing.
The X5 is a mid-size luxury crossover produced by BMW. The first generation of the X5, with the chassis code E53, made its debut in 1999.
These platforms are known for their cooling system issues. Water pump, thermostat and coolant reservoirs are a common fail point. Next issues we see are oil leaks. Valve cover gaskets are very common and should be taken car of ASAP. If you don’t, you will have oil leak all over the engine which can break down seals, hoses and other engine components. Using the correct coolant is very important. If you don’t use the correct coolant, it could corrode everything in your cooling system.
Brake wear tends to be higher than other vehicles. We commonly do brakes on these platforms. Due to their weight, they tend to wear out rotors faster than other vehicles as well. Modern day rotors are made with a softer compound and the pads with slightly harder. This increases brake wear requiring you to replace all of the components when we do brake jobs.
The last thing we see a lot of is coil packs. They are notorious for coil packs failing. Bad coil packs will cause misfires and is very common.
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