Fuel gague and tank issue 330i - E46Fanatics E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning

Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-21-2012, 11:59 AM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mahopac, NY
Posts: 26
My Ride: 03' 330i
Fuel gague and tank issue 330i

About a month ago I filled up the car and the fuel gague was stuck on E for about 50 miles. That problem didn't happen again until in the last few weeks I have noticed erratic fuel readings, they don't make sense. Today I fueled up the can knowing that it only had 1/4 tank and it only took 4 gallons. The pump would click off several times not letting me put more fuel in it, the tank cannot be more the 1/2 mybe 3/4 full. I replaced the fuel pump and filter last fall. Has anyone else experienced this? Thanks for the help!!
Sean172 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 08-21-2012, 12:30 PM   #2
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: 330 Ohio
Posts: 168
My Ride: z3
Are you using premium gas? Stupid question I know, but I bought a z3 that was fed 87 octane by its previous owner which had a bad fuel gauge. Turns out after a tank or two of premium the problem fixed itself.
goosu94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 12:39 AM   #3
Beamer Creamer
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 270
My Ride: 2005 bmw m3
Tank not accepting fuel reminds me of my nissan sentra. I removed the evap canister and vented the lines. Could replace if you want but i think its canister. Guage saying diff readings though sounds more like sender or wiring/ connections corroded

Last edited by Beamer Creamer; 10-01-2012 at 12:40 AM.
Beamer Creamer is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Censor is OFF

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.