Last post on Mar 01, 2013 at 2:02 PM
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BMW X3, BMW X5, SUV
#102 of 111 Re: fueling x5 diesel [kwf2]
Oct 17, 2012 (3:54 am)
Not sure where you are located? We have only filled up three times since buying in early September and all 3 of the Shell/BP stations in Virginia and Maryland that we have gone to have nozzles that fit the tank. It can be a bit tricky as the nozzle just barely fits and needs to be aligned just right, but it goes in. It only goes in about haldf as far as gas nozzle, so I hold it in place while pumping. So far, no runs, drips or errors.
I thought the funnel was used if the diesel nozzle is too big to go into the tank - you are saying it's too small? That sounds like the reverse situation of our experience - not sure why it's not going in if is smaller than the filler neck?
#103 of 111 Re: fueling x5 diesel [habitat1]
Oct 17, 2012 (5:45 am)
My 2009 has no funnel. There are 2 types of diesel pump nozzles, thick (for trucks etc) and thinner. The thinner one fits into my gas tank no problem.
#104 of 111 Re: BMW X5 Diesel Reliability [drrech10]
Oct 17, 2012 (8:49 am)
X5 diesel with 41,000 miles and the check engine light has come on 11 or 12 times??? each time some sensors have been changed. But the sensors can run up to $500.00 , when off warranty???
Has a sensor been changed each time the Check Engine light has come on? IF so you might want to talk to the dealer about the lemon law...
#105 of 111 Re: BMW X5 Diesel Reliability [flightnurse]
Oct 17, 2012 (10:59 am)
You responded to a post from September, 2011. I think by now the owner is serving a prison sentence for burning down the BMW dealership.
#106 of 111 Re: BMW X5 Diesel Reliability [habitat1]
Oct 18, 2012 (11:09 am)
Yeah but he did so with gasoline as diesel doesn't have the same dangerous flammability.
#108 of 111 Fluid Noise in X5 Diesel
Jan 31, 2013 (10:01 am)
My wife and I bought a brand new 2011 X5 Diesel. One year later we began to hear fluid floating back in forth in the cabin of the car, on the driver's side, as we accelerated and stopped. Around the same time the engine light came on. I'm on my forth visit back to the dealer within two months for the same problems. It wasn't until the third visit they're explanation was that the D.E.F was low and the noise was a normal occurrance in diesels. They said they topped off the D.E.F and the light was due to some nitrous oxide levels. No sooner than a day later I was right back at the dealer and they insisted on it being normal. As for the engine light, they're still trying to figure it out. I refuse to accept that a luxury brand like BMW that spends millions of dollars on researching noise reduction will be okay with consumers driving their cars hearing fluids sloshing around. Has anyone dealt with this issue?
#109 of 111 Re: Fluid Noise in X5 Diesel [swoodman]
Feb 27, 2013 (5:52 pm)
I can't say for sure, as I just placed an order for an X5 today, BUT my husband has a Yukon and had the sound of fluid in the passenger side of his car that ended up being a blocked drain for the A/C. Dealer blew us off until it got so backed up it actually started draining into the car's footwell. It was a simple, easy fix, but seriously made us question the dealership's service.
#110 of 111 Re: BMW X5 Diesel Reliability [flightnurse]
Mar 01, 2013 (11:38 am)
Did you ever get the check engine light resolved?? I am having a similar issue and am becoming very frustrated with the whole process. I don't think my BMW dealership knows what they're doing. Any insight from you would be appreciated.
#111 of 111 Re: BMW X5 Diesel Reliability [novan4me]
Mar 01, 2013 (2:02 pm)
I had a the same situation with my 2011 X5D. The guys at my dealership changed the EGR valve for me and that fixed the problem forever. Hope this works for you.
PS At that time (a yr ago) it was about a 2-3 week wait to get the valve from Germany. I would assume that the dealerships now have easy access to those gadgets)