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Old 04-01-2009, 05:59 PM   #21
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Comment: Why is it that a BMW fuel pump has a lifetime of 60k miles to 70k miles? I used to have a acura type r, with 160k, all I had to replace was timing belt and regular maintenance issues.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:14 PM   #22
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wow this isnt good if so many people are having these sorts of problems....

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Old 04-01-2009, 09:30 PM   #23
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Exact same issue for me. Wife went to Wal-Mart, got groceries, came back out and nothing. I checked the fuses, relays, fuel pump, checked for spark...Nothing. I heard the fuel pump running with good pressure, fuses & relay are good, had power to the coils but no start. Car cranks strong so no its not a battery issue. Finally broke down, had it towed to the Stealer, and they "diagnose" it as a faulty fuel pump. Bought it and had it in 10 min later, good crank but, NO START. I should mention I had the same issue with the car a few months ago starting on every other attempt. I now have to fight the Stealer as they are the ones who claimed the pump was bad. Will keep you updated. Its almost like BMW sends a virus out and suddenly you have to take the car to get it fixed!
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:30 PM   #24
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i have this exact same problem. the OP's description matches mine to the last detail. hope the car will still be where i left it I'll update when it gets fixed. im hoping its just the fuel pump.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:00 PM   #25
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Woke up this morning, got into car then it wouldn't start. I'm thinking its either the starter, alternator or fuel pump. All I hear is a tick when starting it and everything works(lights, windows, wipers etc).
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:47 AM   #26
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Well was at autoZone came out and it wouldn't start. tried it again though and it started rght up. What else would happen if ur fuel pump is going out bad gas mileage low power?
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:48 AM   #27
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If it starts then dies then it is most likely the fuel pump.
If it cranks and does not start then it could be Security.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:06 AM   #28
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well after i started again from leaving autozone when i got home i popped the hood got my friend to accelerate a little to hear if anything was bad and after the second time it stalled i guess and shut off??? and what do you mean by security like the car doesnt start to keep something bad from happening?
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