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Old 12-04-2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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Fuel Pump Repair Cost Opinion

Fuel pump died on my 01 330ci. Had it towed to a euro shop, they checked it out and quoted me $678 for a new pump, seals, hardware, etc and labor.

is that reasonable? seems really high. the pump itself is ~$330.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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pay for tow, pull out rear seats, replace pump, drive home.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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Fuel pump died on my 01 330ci. Had it towed to a euro shop, they checked it out and quoted me $678 for a new pump, seals, hardware, etc and labor.

is that reasonable? seems really high. the pump itself is ~$330.
Seems right for a shop to charge that much but it is a lot when you you can take an hour out of your day and if you order the pump online you'll prob get it for 100 less so when at the end of the day your saying half of what they are charging you . But also you have to have some knowlege on what you are doing you know but that is a little high price I think gl

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #4
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Let me get my "Easy button" Rip-off... I changed both sides of my fuel pump out using Bavarian Recyclers for $165.00 shipped... The job is so easy even a Caveman can do it...
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:36 PM   #5
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New pump & sender from BMA parts is about $130.

About 1 hour labor to replace.

So your indy Euro shop must charge $300+ per hour?

I think you must have had your care towed to a Law Firm!

Oh, just noticed you are in Chicago, then $300+ per hour for auto repair is probably about right, someone needs to help Chicago's economy!
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:20 PM   #6
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I did mine in July after it stopped working. Around $100 for the part, and like everyone else is saying it is a simple procedure to swap it out in an hour or less.
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i heard that this cars go like 300k miles
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:42 AM   #7
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The pump costs $120 and takes like 30 min to change.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:41 AM   #8
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Please do not pay $600 for this job. Do yourself a favor and don't bend over for this shop. Buy a pump online with next day shipping and install it yourself in 30 minutes.

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Old 12-05-2012, 07:15 AM   #9
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Btw if you want an m3 and can't do this job yourself forget about it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:37 AM   #10
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BMA parts has the best deal. I have issues with simple flushing coolant and even I was able to replace the pump, fuel filter and relay switch for the pump. I paid about $190 for all three parts.
No real special tools required. The only pain was taking off the hoses from the fuel filter. I just cut them off and replaces with new hose instead. Simple and very cheap. Plenty of how to on Internet. Do it man!!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:08 AM   #11
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Just replaced mine in my 330 a few weeks ago. I got a 255 from HFP, $79+ shipping. Took an hour to install.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:46 AM   #12
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BMA parts has the best deal. I have issues with simple flushing coolant and even I was able to replace the pump, fuel filter and relay switch for the pump. I paid about $190 for all three parts.
No real special tools required. The only pain was taking off the hoses from the fuel filter. I just cut them off and replaces with new hose instead. Simple and very cheap. Plenty of how to on Internet. Do it man!!!
The trick to getting the old hoses off is to just grab them with some conventional pliers where the hose clamp used to be. Then just twist it back and forth (like you're turning a bolt going into the fuel line). It'll break the adhesion b/w the hose and the fuel line.

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:41 PM   #13
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Seriously if I remember right all it takes to do this is a screwdriver, a hammer, and a pair of pliers. Sounds intimidating and on a lot of other cars it is, but thankfully BMW made this one super easy. DIY!
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:19 AM   #14
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Hand tools and VDO/Siemens pump for less than $200 are all you need to replace the fuel pump. I replaced mine in the parking lot at work on a cold January day.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:03 PM   #15
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If the fuel filter has more than 40K miles on it, replace it when replacing the pump. The filter is an inspection 2 item, replace every 60K miles.
If the shop's quote also included a fuel filter replacement, the cost is not so outrageously high prerhaps. Two hous labor (one for the filter, one for the pump), Fuel pump at $300, filter at $100 or thereabout, small parts, etc...
I'd still DIY if possible though, the parts will be cheaper and the labor - free. :-)

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