Last post on Oct 26, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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BMW 3 Series, Sedan
#1 of 7 bmw 330i fuel sensor
Jul 15, 2011 (8:46 am)
Hi, I have a 2003 bmw 330i. When I fill up my tank it still tells me I am low on gas. I have already replaced my fuel pump and still did NOT fix the problem...can anyone help?
#2 of 7 Re: bmw 330i fuel sensor [daniegirl]
Jul 15, 2011 (9:05 am)
Why would you replace the fuel pump in a situation like this?
#3 of 7 re: bmw 330i fuel sensor
Jul 15, 2011 (9:20 am)
It's what my technician recommended replacing....stopped going to him after that. It coast me around $900.
#4 of 7 re: bmw 330i fuel sensor [daniegirl]
Jul 18, 2011 (8:28 pm)
Wow. What will probably fix the issue is a couple of bottles of Techron fuel additive; just follow the directions on the bottle. I'd take that shyster mechanic to Small Claims Court; he's either a crook or unbelievably ignorant- or quite possibly both...
#5 of 7 AC Evaporator on a 2004 330 cic
Oct 26, 2011 (11:24 am)
Has anyone had an AC evaporator go out at 90K miles on a 3 series? I was recently diagnosed with this issue just after my extended warranty expired. I had brought it to the BMW dealership for service on my AC a number of times prior but this was not caught until recently. The cost: almost $4K. The car is barely worth double that. I am at my wits end about this. Thanks for any replies.
#6 of 7 Re: AC Evaporator on a 2004 330 cic [laurieleialoha]
Oct 26, 2011 (12:30 pm)
AC is one of those things I can by without, at least for that kind of money.
FWIW, when I bought my '87 325, used back in 1999 with 125K miles on it, the AC worked for about a month. When I was told the repair was going to be upwards of $1500, I gently declined.
#7 of 7 Re: AC Evaporator on a 2004 330 cic [laurieleialoha]
Oct 26, 2011 (4:29 pm)
When you say that the A/C was serviced, do you mean that the dealer had to add refrigerant to the system? If so, the dealer knew or should have known that there was a leak in the system(a simple dye test can pinpoint the source of the leak). I would argue that the evaporator failed prior to the expiration of the warranty and thus should be covered.
As for the $4000 estimate, all I can say is wow... A new BMW evaporator and expansion valve should cost no more than $750 and the job takes 10.5 hours. Even assuming a $200/hr labor rate you are being gouged to the tune of over $1000. Go to BIMRS.org and find a good independent BMW shop in your area- at the very least you can obtain a second opinion and estimate.