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Old 05-29-2010, 06:07 PM   #41
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Yep.....but I was not going to run out and get rid of the car just because it was a SULEV. I was just checking on the failure rate of the fuel pump from other SULEV M56 owners.........and.....you do not have one.

It would be nice to have info on this though. I also think you can retrofit a normal one on the M56....no reason why.

Also, as far as my modifications, I live in Colorado and we have no emission test here. I think I have done quite alot for my M56 mod wise. Tons of people said some things would not work, just out of opinion.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:53 AM   #42
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quick question... there's that other thread about over heating and how to use your OBD to see real time engine temp. That thread states temp should be between 88 and 98. Any of you guys try this out yet? Mine sits between 78 and 88... only hits 90 if I'm really railing it.

Figured I'd post here since we all have more experience with the M56
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:16 PM   #43
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The only issues I've have is that rattle from the fuel tank when I hit a bump in the road, I live in AZ so I don't know if BMW will cover a CA emissions car. I lost faith in BMW stealerships and do most of my own work.
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:26 PM   #44
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Just for the records, I have one of my injectors gone bad, SULEVs have special injectors too.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:46 PM   #45
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quick question... there's that other thread about over heating and how to use your OBD to see real time engine temp. That thread states temp should be between 88 and 98. Any of you guys try this out yet? Mine sits between 78 and 88... only hits 90 if I'm really railing it.

Figured I'd post here since we all have more experience with the M56
i am interested in this too. i know for the m52,m54 that is definitely the norm (88-98)...because i have seen it first hand on a few that have been maintained to spec, but i am not sure on the m56. i have a sneaking suspicion that the m56 may run a bit cooler but i am not sure yet.
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:53 PM   #46
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My M56 fuel pump went out a couple of months ago. Have a 2003 325i w/108000 miles. Chapman BMW in Chandler, AZ is replacing tank,etc. under emissions warranty here in AZ. Big relief.
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:39 PM   #47
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My M56 fuel pump went out a couple of months ago. Have a 2003 325i w/108000 miles. Chapman BMW in Chandler, AZ is replacing tank,etc. under emissions warranty here in AZ. Big relief.
Please take a picture of the old tank and get it back from the dealer. Would be great help for conversions.
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:09 AM   #48
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Anybody know about the temp range? There are two of us requesting it now.
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:32 AM   #49
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Please take a picture of the old tank and get it back from the dealer. Would be great help for conversions.
Most the time if it is warrenty BMW wants the parts back.
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:33 PM   #50
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BMW did want the tank back. But all is good. I think that if you fall within the warranty (150K, 10yrs) you should have no problem getting your local BMW dealer changing out the tank if that is what is needed.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:38 PM   #51
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hi guys, i have a M56 sulev and my check engine light came on and is throwing a code saying DMTL leak. my brother works for BMW and told my that my car has 10yrs 150k miles warranty on the sulev system and to call BMW of NA.I called them and they said that the cars warranty has expired but i only got 65k miles on my car.

i need help i dont want to to pay 6k to fix my car since is goin to the body shop soon to get the zhp aero kit put on and i just ordered the H&R touring cut kit suspension too.

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Old 10-19-2010, 06:12 PM   #52
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hi guys, i have a M56 sulev and my check engine light came on and is throwing a code saying DMTL leak. my brother works for BMW and told my that my car has 10yrs 150k miles warranty on the sulev system and to call BMW of NA.I called them and they said that the cars warranty has expired but i only got 65k miles on my car.

i need help i dont want to to pay 6k to fix my car since is goin to the body shop soon to get the zhp aero kit put on and i just ordered the H&R touring cut kit suspension too.
call them back. find somebody who knows about the sulev. you are covered.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:54 PM   #53
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Curious, I have about 77K on the engine. The fuel pump and filter are built into the gas tank and it runs about 6K.....no joke...to replace the gas tank with the lifetime fuel pump and fuel filter. Wondering if any of you had to go through this. No issues here, but I can buy a new engine for the price of that gas tank!!!!!
I actually removed fuel pump from 325 sulev M56 and installed on 330 m54. Im sure you can access fuel pump just like non sulev vehicles.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:59 PM   #54
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hi guys, i have a M56 sulev and my check engine light came on and is throwing a code saying DMTL leak. my brother works for BMW and told my that my car has 10yrs 150k miles warranty on the sulev system and to call BMW of NA.I called them and they said that the cars warranty has expired but i only got 65k miles on my car.

i need help i dont want to to pay 6k to fix my car since is goin to the body shop soon to get the zhp aero kit put on and i just ordered the H&R touring cut kit suspension too.


Thats an easy fix. very common issue. DTML pump is located on rear passenger wheel well.
pump cost 85 bucks new . part #16 13 7 193 479

I actully removed one from used e39 and its same part #

I should do a DIY- but its fairly easy to remove and replace. I had same codes and replaced pump and issue was fixed.
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:59 PM   #55
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Thats an easy fix. very common issue. DTML pump is located on rear passenger wheel well.
pump cost 85 bucks new . part #16 13 7 193 479

I actully removed one from used e39 and its same part #

I should do a DIY- but its fairly easy to remove and replace. I had same codes and replaced pump and issue was fixed.
is the DMTL pump covered on the sulev emmission warranty?
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is the DMTL pump covered on the sulev emmission warranty?
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:05 PM   #57
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how come is not covered? is not part of the emission system?
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how come is not covered? is not part of the emission system?
Lots of things are part of the emissions system only certain parts are covered by the extended warrenty
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I still say after the emissions warranty goes out on the SULEV, a normal plastic tank and filler tube will work. No reason it would not.
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I still say after the emissions warranty goes out on the SULEV, a normal plastic tank and filler tube will work. No reason it would not.
Fuel lines are different I believe I would have to check. Not to mention you would be breaking the law and liable when you sold the car. Unless sold as a "race car "
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