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BMW X7 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is usually a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are typically half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the freezing point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is immensely vital. This probably isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the principal ingredient in the popular term "antifreeze". Keep in mind, you never want to pour antifreeze or water by themselves into your engine system. They need to be mixed to construct the proper coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water added, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being added to the engine system. Give the experts at Nalley BMW of Decatur a call at 7706285694 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service consultants handle your coolant flush.

Every car manufacturer, including BMW has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, red, purple green, blue, and orange. It is essential to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Nalley BMW offers a wide range of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. To shop all of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still purchase coolant or antifreeze from Nalley BMW of Decatur directly at a great price.

What happens if my BMW X7 runs out of coolant?

Your BMW X7 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage range or your BMW X7 engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreplaceably broken. If you run out of coolant absolutely due to a leak or poor fluid levels, your whole engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my BMW X7?

Common symptoms that your BMW X7 needs a coolant flush are:

  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Coolant will frequently leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.
  • Your heater may stop working
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Sediment or rust will be visible in the coolant
  • Sometimes, albeit unlikely, you'll be able to smell an odd burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Your temperature gauge will read far above normal with the engine on for a few minutes.
  • Unexpected grinding noises can come from the engine

How often should you change coolant in a BMW X7?

Normally, you should have your BMW X7 coolant flush concluded every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are certain instances where your vehicle can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your vehicle into Nalley BMW of Decatur, we will check your fluid levels and examine it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted perfectly. It's critical to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause dramatic damage. When it comes to your BMW X7 engine, it's better safe than sorry.

How long does BMW X7 coolant last?

How regularly you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are many types of coolants. Up until the mid-1990s there was basically only a single type of coolant. It was a green formula coolant that contained corrosion inhibitors that only lasted between 24,000 - 36,000 miles or between two to three years. This type of coolant is not suggested for newer vehicles which come equipped with a longer-lasting coolant.

Newer coolants use an Organic Acid Technology (OAT) and last up to twice as long as older coolant. In some cases these long-life coolants can last over 5 years or 100,000 miles.

For specific details on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your BMW X7 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Nalley BMW of Decatur a call at 7706285694 today and ask one of our OEM-trained technicians or advisers. You can still book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

What kind of coolant does BMW X7 use?

There are many types and colors of coolant from inorganic to organic to hybrid. To make things even more confusing, the color of the coolant doesn't consistently mean the same thing. It's important to reference your BMW X7 owner's manual for the specific type of coolant required and the specific intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service concluded. Or you can call one of our BMW X7 factory certified service technicians for any information you need. We can again schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give Nalley BMW of Decatur a call today!

How much coolant does a BMW X7 take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount necessary you should always check your BMW X7 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your car to Nalley BMW of Decatur and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avoid burns, make sure your vehicle engine is cool before checking your coolant level.

BMW X7 Coolant Flush

A coolant flush or cooling system service consists of three prime services.

  • Adding a cleaner compound to get rid of particles, corrosion, sediment,and rust
  • Replenishing the system with the appropriate coolant and cautiously measuring the dilution percentage
  • Flushing the whole system thoroughly

What color coolant does BMW X7 use?

It's critical to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are normally orange, yellow, red or purple, Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT) coolants are orange and yellow. So evidently, there's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are normally green, nonetheless, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, repeatedly be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're utilizing. When looking for the correct coolant for your BMW X7, you need to repeatedly check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are utilizing the right coolant is to send your BMW X7 to Nalley BMW of Decatur or give us a call at 7706285694. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.