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#2378 of 2735 Starting problems on 2010 535i...HPFP
Sep 15, 2009 (8:22 pm)
Got my 2010 535i with M sport package on Aug 28, 09. At 850 and then 1000 miles, I had the High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP) go out. The car would start but it would sputter. BMW issued a bulletin on July 5, 2009 on the issue actually so itís well known. I am surprised and perturbed that BMW did not rectify the problem for the 2010 (vehicles with the twin turbo).
The symptoms are as follows:
1. Sputtering of the engine when trying to start.
2. Delayed start
I learned per the BMW service advisor that the HPFP provides pressure for the fuel line when the engine is off. When the HPFP fails, it does not provide the pressure so the start delays and hence the sputtering.
BMW of Fremont fixed it in one day.
They replaced the HPFP, tested the car, waited, and tested it again. So far so good but weíll see. Hope this post helps.
#2379 of 2735 squeeze noise when turning the wheel on my 2005 525i
Nov 02, 2009 (11:58 pm)
I got a squeeze noise when turning the wheel on my 2005 525i.The noise doesn't seem to be too bad, but kind of annoying. Does anybody have the similar issue and know the solution for it?
#2380 of 2735 Re: an expensive education [isthisall]
Nov 04, 2009 (12:19 pm)
OK-my 2003 525 is at a shop with extensive water damage to the electrical due to rain water seeping into the car somehow and coming up under the back passenger floor. What was your recourse, did BMW pay to repair? I have owned so many Bimmers and never used my garages and never had this happen. PLEASE HELP ME! I NEED INFO
#2381 of 2735 Prob Rain in my 5 Need HELP Asap
Nov 04, 2009 (12:27 pm)
As I can confirm by a message posted by a member in 2005, I am not the first. I am desperate! My 2003 525 has had rain leaking into the car into the back on the passenger side and has caused what I am told is $6000 in electrical damage. I need to know if anyone has experienced and if BMW NA handled? HELP! When I do general online searches for this I am not getting anywhere! I have owned many bimmers and have never had this happen???
#2382 of 2735 High Mileage Transmission Maintenance
Nov 05, 2009 (11:58 am)
My 2004 530 has 124k miles on it. The service guy at my local dealership said that transmission filter is built-in to the housing and should be replaced at 100k, but I can't find anything written to verify this. Does anyone know if this is true?
#2383 of 2735 Re: High Mileage Transmission Maintenance [romand]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 05, 2009 (2:20 pm)
I didn't find out HOW to do it, (yet) but the book says it takes 2.9 hours labor to change the filter, so it must, in fact, be a real pain to do. Looks taking off the oil pan isn't all that easy on this car. It also says the FLUID needs replacing at 100K, but doesn't say anything about the filter.
Fluid change is listed at only 1.8 hours, so that must be without removing the oil pan.
The question is, therefore---is a filter change required at 100K or it is a "lifer"?
#2384 of 2735 Question about the oil change and choose oil filter
Nov 05, 2009 (10:51 pm)
I bought 2005 525i recently, condition looks OK to me. I use to do oil change by my own on other cars and would like to do the samething on my 525i, a couple of questions:
1. If I use Mobile synthtic oil, should the interval every one year or 12 thousand miles?
2. Can I use the aftermarket oil filter purchased from other auto shops or better use the one from BWM parts department?
#2385 of 2735 Re: Question about the oil change and choose oil filter [xingze_cai]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 06, 2009 (9:25 am)
I'd use the dealer's filter or a German filter from an online BMW specialty vendor.
Best thing I can say about oil changes is that if you are going to extend the oil change beyond manufacturer's recommendations, get an oil analysis periodically, and then you KNOW what's going on.
#2386 of 2735 Re: Question about the oil change and choose oil filter [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 06, 2009 (1:39 pm)
if you are going to extend the oil change beyond manufacturer's recommendations, get an oil analysis periodically, and then you KNOW what's going on.
Problem is that BMW doesn't give any recommendation other than changing when indicated by the service interval indicators which for some drivers is as long as
15,000 miles. Many owners and some techies consider such intervals absurdly long, particularly in the case of the initial oil change. IIRC Mike Miller, the service guru at Roundel recommends changes at not more than 10000 mile intervals.
My BMW Indie techs recommend 5000 mile intervals, which seems excessive in the other direction but since I think it's a good idea to have your car looked at by a pro every season, I generally change every 5 or 6K.
BMW also requires that you use their proprietary oil, which IIRC is actually relabeled Castrol Syntec. I'm sure any similarly rated synthetic would suffice.
#2387 of 2735 Re: Question about the oil change and choose oil filter [andys120]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 06, 2009 (4:57 pm)
Well if you go by the BMW system and keep all your receipts, then if it blows up they just give you a new engine.
Were it my car, I'd either do 7500 or oil analysis, either one.