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Old 11-09-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
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Fuel Pump issue ?

Hey guys as you all know, hurricane sandy left a disaster along the east coast, Many People lost their lives, houses, vehicles etc. I live in New York and Hurricane sandy made it impossible for me to get gas. I have a 2001 5 series and on last wednesday i tried starting up my car with an empty tank (yellow light was on) with hopes of driving to the corner where the gas line was short. i started the car (choking) but it died. I started it again but it died out immediatly. Finally a friend came by with a 5 gallon gas canister and i was able to put a little less than half a tank of gas inside my car. I tried to start it but now it just cranks but it wont catch on to anything. Any know what the problem or issue is ?

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:10 AM   #2
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likely fuel pump. should be replaced anyway along w/ filter and relay
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:57 AM   #3
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Yea thats wha im assuming as well
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:40 PM   #4
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if there is anything i can do to help please don't hesitate to email me. i have BMW certified master technicians on staff to answer any questions.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:28 PM   #5
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Thanks. Just a suggestion. This site should have sections for each sponsor..just like what Tire Rack has it's own section. The Ask-A-Sponsor forum is just too busy to the eyes.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:36 PM   #6
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Definitely sounds like fuel pump. It's exactly what happened to me when my pump failed. I had just filled up, car would start and die, with less and less time running on each startup. Replaced fuel pump, worked like a charm. Do filter at same time if possible, I couldn't but soon after changed the filter.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:48 PM   #7
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Usually with the fuel pump the car initially turn on then turns off within a second. Every following time u try and start the car it gives u less and less feedback. Theres a great video on YouTube showing how to replace the fuel pump. Should take 30 min and $500 less than a mechanic would charge u.

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Old 11-12-2012, 02:23 PM   #8
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Yea i was thinkin it was the fuel pump all along...
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