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#35 of 51 335Xi pump failure
May 07, 2011 (8:15 pm)
My 2008 335xi was beginning to take a long time to start when cold - cranking for 10 to 20 seconds before firing. I took it in to the dealer who replaced the fuel pump under the recall, and also replaced some of the fuel injectors, which are also on recall. There was a third recall that escapes me as well. It did take 3 days for the repairs, and the dealer, as usual, did not have a loaner even though I was promised one and booked two weeks in advance. BMW deals are like Hyundai dealers except they have fancier coffee machines.. Car runs fine now, we just made a 1200 mile round trip to Canada with no problems. Seems to have more power and fuel economy seems unchanged.
#36 of 51 Re: 335Xi pump failure [whittonm]
May 09, 2011 (8:35 pm)
BMW deals[sic] are like Hyundai dealers except they have fancier coffee machines.
Really? My BMW dealer is first rate- to the point that my wife refuses to consider any other brand. She's taken it to them a couple of times(with no appointment) when the tire pressure warning illuminated and both times they checked it out and repaired the tire in under an hour. Once I asked for a transmission software update for her X3; it was already supposed to be online but it turned out that BMW NA had delayed rolling it out. So instead of simply saying "Sorry." my dealer shipped the TCU Next Day Air to BMW NA in New Jersey to get it flashed. Meanwhile, they gave me an X3 3.0 M Sport for an additional three days.
Yeah, I suppose the only difference is the coffee maker...
#37 of 51 Re: 335Xi pump failure [roadburner]
May 14, 2011 (2:25 pm)
It is good that you have a decent dealer. I unfortunately have to go to lousy BMW dealers who promise loaners and back out on the day of service, do not have the car ready on time, etc. The buying experience is also bad - we wanted a test drive and the dealer rolled out a unit from the parking lot covered in pollen and then wondered why we did not buy one. My wife also likes BMW's, purely for the status - the dealershis are inferior to our Infiniti and Acura dealers.
#38 of 51 Re: 335Xi pump failure [whittonm]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
May 15, 2011 (9:35 am)
The dealer where I lived in no. California really stunk. The local BMW owners referred to it quite regularly as The Evil Empire.
But that's the nature of a franchise. Some places the burgers taste great and the bathrooms are clean and everyone's smiling at you, and some you don't wanna go near them.
A bad dealership is the product of bad management/ownership.
#39 of 51 Fuel pump locater in 2004 bmw 325ci
Aug 07, 2011 (11:15 am)
Does anyone know where it is located .My husband is a mechanic and cant locate it. It just wouldnt turn over and thats what hes thinking that its the fuel pump
#41 of 51 Re: Fuel pump locater in 2004 bmw 325ci [kyfdx]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 07, 2011 (8:02 pm)
says here if its the M54 engine you can replace it but if it's the M56 engine you have to replace the entire fuel tank. You cannot replace the pump by itself.
Here's the scoop on the M56...maybe you can figure out which engine you have (M56 is SULEV, sold in CA, NY, MASS and VT, 2003--2005 only, automatic transmission only.
#42 of 51 Re: Fuel pump locater in 2004 bmw 325ci [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 07, 2011 (10:02 pm)
Enter the last seven digits of the VIN into the online ETK at realoem.com; that will tell you whether it's an M54 or M56.
#43 of 51 Re: Fuel pump locater in 2004 bmw 325ci [roadburner]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 08, 2011 (8:45 am)
nice tip! Thanks for posting it. Geez, replacing the entire fuel tank---that's a drag.
#44 of 51 97 328i Fuel Pump Failure?
Mar 08, 2012 (8:00 am)
My 97 328i has 240K miles, I was going 65 on the freeway when I lost power and lucky got across 3 lanes of traffic to an exit. When it came to a stop, I tried to start it but it wouldn't turn over. I was real low on gas, so i put a couple of gallons in it and nothing. Everything lights up and the starter is working but it just won't turn over. Based on reading these past post it might be my fuel pump. Is there anything else I should check before jumping to that? I live in Colorado does anyone have an ideal on cost in my area, so that I don't get over charged!
Thanks for your help.