Fuel pump recall and fuel pump tool

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Here a picture of a low pressure fuel pump,,,this is a recall fuel pump,,,there was a problem internally with the original fuel pump.

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Here is the picture under the rear car seat,,,,there is just the one fuel line,,,,and one electrical plug connector,,,,notice the big metal locking ring,,,that locks in the fuel pump.

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The fuel pump comes complete,,,,even with the fuel level sender.

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Ok I know how you guys like BMW tools,,,,here the special fuel pump removal tool,,,,,this big spanner tool lock onto that big locking ring,,,,and you will need a breaker bar to loosen and tighten the fuel pump locking ring.

    imageHere you can see the four locking pins on the tool,,,that locks onto the locking ring,,,,,,ok you didn’t here it from me OK,,,,,lol,,,,but you don’t need this tool,,,,you can use a hammer and big screw driver and hit the locking ring.,,,,when doing this you have to be very very careful not to puncture the plastic fuel tank,,,,it has been done,,,I have seen a tech do it,,,,,just made for a really long day.
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7 Responses to Fuel pump recall and fuel pump tool

  1. Oasis says:

    Good to know.

    Thanks!

    -Oasis

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  2. Sam says:

    I replaced my fuel pump under the recall ( I mean dealer replaced it).

    Does the fuel filter also get changed during this recall?
    X5 3.0i e70
    Thanks

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  3. concerned says:

    Hi Andraes, is this fuel pump also used in F30 and other F series? In old school E46/E39, there is a fuel suction pump that transfers fuel from non-pump side to the side with fuel pump, where is such a pump in F30 fuel tank? Is it built into the gas tank itself in F30?

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  4. AD says:

    Hi Andreas, hope you are doing well and staying safe.

    Just wanted to share this failure for my 2013 5258i xDr at 100,900 Kms F10 N20

    Had a few stalls in the last 4-5 weeks, at very slow speed – rough idle, misfires…. drive-train malfunction warnings 😦 !!! choke sputter…. , changed gas station, kept full tank, but the rough idle, and misfires kept coming back every week or so.

    so i kept the code reader in my car itself, always got misfire codes…nothing else !

    Finally yesterday, it jerked /choked on the main road Twice in 10 seconds, and I pulled over to the gas station 100 meters away ( luckily). choked and misfired at idle, and Drivetrain malfunction sign appeared and the engine stopped.
    Read the code there itself – Code Read P0087 ( fuel Rail pressure too low) the pressure read at 330 kpa ( i think that was the unit)

    Cranked a few times, gave it a few minutes and cranked and it finally started. Checked fuel pressure and it was well over 7400 and went up to 18000 to 20000 or so upon accelerating

    Turned and headed straight for my mechanic… about 20 kms away… choked and stalled again on the way, Code read – P15DF – Fuel Pressure too low .

    restarted after a few minutes and ran like a well oiled horse !!!

    The mechanic diagnosed the real fauly and it was the fuel pump in the tank. Upon opening the fuel pump, there was a hole around 3mm in dia, on the small pipe that loops in the pump itself ! I will get the pics tomorrow (forgot to click today) and upload for your reference and info.

    Just amazes me, how a fuel pump sender assy. could have a hole in the pipe ….looks like a freak manufacturing defect to me!

    cost me CAD$ 1000 + for replacing it

    hope this helps someone with similar faults.

    Cheers !

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