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Old 08-18-2014, 08:56 PM
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Smile engine tune up and repairs!?! Help

I bought an 01 BMW X5 4.4i it hasn't had any work and I want to know what parts should I replace because it's doesn't look like anythings been done to it.
I changed sway bar link at front that's all. When I drive the engine heats up a lot like I can feel it from like 3 feet away and it smells like it's burning oil. I would like a list of parts I should look at and change to have a perfectly working engine with no problems whatsoever. It has 239k Kms and want it to last me a little longer any one know how far the engine could go kilometre wise?
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:16 PM
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looking at the area you live in, id say start with the CCV valve and hoses...get the cold weather one ..
also look into changing the plugs, see if youve got any oil on the plugs, if you do, change the VCG's
fresh oil and filter change...
fuel filter as well..

Since you say that its overheating, check the hoses or the expansion tank..thermostat locked in closed position..or maybe its time for a cooling system overhaul..

You could always change all the fluids since you have no idea last time they were changed..
see how the motor runs after this small tune-up .
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does your thermometer show that the car is overheating? do you get message saying the car is overheating?

since you got car with no previous history, it is a good idea to establish a baseline for yourself...

change oil, see if the oil has any "mayo" sludge in it...

look around the expansion tank, to see if it has any white residue around its "neck" - if it does, it is time to replace that... while doing the expansion tank, do what 4.8is said, look into your cooling system...

the smell of burning oil can come from a leak somewhere, that hits the exhaust and creates smell... any other smells? sweet smell of antifreeze? any leaks on the ground?

check your entire suspension, with this mileage in the north, you want to check the rear subframe bushings, the guibo - those are rubber parts, and if not changed before, may be crumbling by now...

to get you more advise, you need to provide us with more info...


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66200 mi - June 2012
96000 mi - June 2013
112000 mi - June 2014
OEM fire extinguisher
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Here is the list of things I have done to the X
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looking at the area you live in, id say start with the CCV valve and hoses...get the cold weather one ..
also look into changing the plugs, see if youve got any oil on the plugs, if you do, change the VCG's
fresh oil and filter change...
fuel filter as well..

Since you say that its overheating, check the hoses or the expansion tank..thermostat locked in closed position..or maybe its time for a cooling system overhaul..

You could always change all the fluids since you have no idea last time they were changed..
see how the motor runs after this small tune-up .
Oh okay I got a full oil change and filter oil changed like a month ago and coolant flush but that's it. I will look into that, they did say my expansion tank cap was broken. That's all they said, I would wanna do a big tune up since I need this car to last me awhile! What about the oil pan thing I've heard about should I change that?
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does your thermometer show that the car is overheating? do you get message saying the car is overheating?

since you got car with no previous history, it is a good idea to establish a baseline for yourself...

change oil, see if the oil has any "mayo" sludge in it...

look around the expansion tank, to see if it has any white residue around its "neck" - if it does, it is time to replace that... while doing the expansion tank, do what 4.8is said, look into your cooling system...

the smell of burning oil can come from a leak somewhere, that hits the exhaust and creates smell... any other smells? sweet smell of antifreeze? any leaks on the ground?

check your entire suspension, with this mileage in the north, you want to check the rear subframe bushings, the guibo - those are rubber parts, and if not changed before, may be crumbling by now...

to get you more advise, you need to provide us with more info...


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Yeah I got an entire oil change service done, I have noticed when I'm parked for a while coloured fluid is on the ground and my steering seems to be very right sometimes, my expansion tank cap is broken also, no message from car that says over heating but CEL is on. I have noticed the rear has some like white bushings or plastic things and they are crumbling so I should change that ? If I do what you've done to your X will it be in good condition ? Or would you be okay with making a list for me on things I should change entirely to have the engine running prestine
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