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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$150.00
Average Mileage:
150,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2001 BMW X5 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 122013

X5 Sport 4.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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faulty OSV valve

The OSV is a PCV valve found on the rear side of the intake manifold. There is an OSV pipe that also runs beneath the intake manifold as well. This osv valve goes bad I read every 60,000 miles. When this goes bad, your X5 4.4 will puff bluish smog out the tailpipes. Another weak flaw of BMW.

- , Oakland, CA, USA

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