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Old 11-11-2012, 05:02 PM   #426
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Originally Posted by alkemyst View Post
Are 2006 models outside this issue? I have a low mileage (42k) E46 M3. If the fuel pump is one of the problematic ones, I'd rather replace it now than worry about a failure.

The owner's manual actually states damage can occur if below a range of 35 miles of fuel left which is interesting. Never had a 'low fuel' = damage warning in any of my owner's manuals out of 10+ cars I have owned.
It is strange tho isn't it that we're not allowed to use all the gas in our tanks without risking the car. Because the fuel over the pump helps cool the motor.

jfoj has explained before that M3 pump is a very different and more expensive pump.
Wonder what he'll say about the failure rate and PM?

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