E90Post
 


PYSPEED
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > UK Technical Forum > Diesel leaking...



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-26-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
urfankhaliq
Captain
United Kingdom
15
Rep
664
Posts

Drives: BMW 320D SE Auto
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2003 BMW X5  [0.00]
2005 BMW 320D SE  [0.00]
Diesel leaking...

Hi all

I have noticed that when I fill my tank to the top and park it up, I'll find a small puddle of diesel on the floor roughly under where the fuel filler cap is... If I don't totally fill it (I just leave about 5 litres) then it's ok...

Any ideas?

Urfan
__________________
e90 320d SE Auto, Sparkling Graphite
Appreciate 0
      12-26-2010, 11:46 AM   #2
DazJ
New Member
0
Rep
13
Posts

Drives: E91 320D Le Mans Blue
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

I had the same on mine, and I think it's a quite well documented fault. Had to take it back to the dealers for the filler neck to be replaced under warranty. (Split filler neck) been fine since. I det there are loads of drivers who just don't notice this problem but actually have it. If I had not had to pull over at the filling station after brimming the tank, I would not have seen the leaked fuel and therefore, not looked under the car when I got home to see where it was coming from... Not filling your tank is not a solution, as the split will also allow moisture etc into the tank and contaminate your fuel system.
Appreciate 0
      12-26-2010, 11:50 AM   #3
urfankhaliq
Captain
United Kingdom
15
Rep
664
Posts

Drives: BMW 320D SE Auto
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2003 BMW X5  [0.00]
2005 BMW 320D SE  [0.00]
Your right it's not a solution lol. I just havnt got round to getting quotes and finding a place to get it repaired. I'm out of warranty so don't want to take it to dealers.

Rough idea of how big and expensive a job it is?

Urfan
__________________
e90 320d SE Auto, Sparkling Graphite
Appreciate 0
      12-26-2010, 12:13 PM   #4
DazJ
New Member
0
Rep
13
Posts

Drives: E91 320D Le Mans Blue
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

The filler neck isn't that expensive, but BMW say they have to drop the tank to replace, it's not going to be a cheap job.- not sure if you could manage without if you were to attempt yourself. I'd try contacting an independent specialist to see what they advise.
Appreciate 0
      12-26-2010, 05:17 PM   #5
b19rak
New Member
0
Rep
28
Posts

Drives: E90 330d MSport Auto 06
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Nuneaton, Warwickshire

iTrader: (0)

My local Indy did mine in an hour. He just loosened and dropped one side of the tank. I went to another Indy and he didn't know what he was doing a quoted me over 480. My guy 120 Inc the parts.
Appreciate 0
      12-26-2010, 05:19 PM   #6
urfankhaliq
Captain
United Kingdom
15
Rep
664
Posts

Drives: BMW 320D SE Auto
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2003 BMW X5  [0.00]
2005 BMW 320D SE  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by b19rak View Post
My local Indy did mine in an hour. He just loosened and dropped one side of the tank. I went to another Indy and he didn't know what he was doing a quoted me over £480. My guy £120 Inc the parts.
Who's your local Indy?
__________________
e90 320d SE Auto, Sparkling Graphite
Appreciate 0
      12-26-2010, 06:27 PM   #7
JonnySi
BMW Technician
JonnySi's Avatar
1
Rep
197
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: England

iTrader: (0)

Well for a start its not the filler neck! Its actually the tank breather pipe, and the tank does have to be lowered to do it correctly.
Appreciate 0
      12-27-2010, 02:58 AM   #8
Dr Dave
Zummerzet Zyder Drinker!
Dr Dave's Avatar
United Kingdom
65
Rep
5,541
Posts

Drives: '06 330D Le Mans Blue
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Somerset

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
Thanks for the clarification JonnySi
__________________
Appreciate 0
      12-27-2010, 09:13 AM   #9
tmarshall57
Lieutenant
tmarshall57's Avatar
United Kingdom
11
Rep
515
Posts

Drives: F10 530d M Sport
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bury, Lancs, UK

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
There are a lot of posts on this - some indicating that BMW will offer "goodwill" on this fault, and others - such as the one below - indicating that there are cheaper alternative solutions....

http://www.bmwland.co.uk/forums/view...p?f=4&t=114484

Google: bmw e90 tank breather
__________________
F10 530d M Sport, September 2012 Individual Amazonite Silver, Oyster Dakota Leather, Auto, Nav Pro, Bluetooth + USB Devices, Expanded BMW Online, Comfort Seats, Sunroof, Sun Protection Glass Individual Satin Walnut Honey Brown Trim Interior Inside/Outside Mirror with folding and autodip, M Rear Spoiler
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2011, 12:13 PM   #10
p0jy
Second Lieutenant
3
Rep
246
Posts

Drives: BMW 318d M Sport
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Leicester

iTrader: (3)

does anyone know the part number of this breather pipe as I have a invoice of work carried out on my car before I bought it and it's leaking diesel now....! BMW might cover it under warranty but just need to check if it was done
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2011, 05:56 PM   #11
p0jy
Second Lieutenant
3
Rep
246
Posts

Drives: BMW 318d M Sport
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Leicester

iTrader: (3)

Anyone ....... Before I have to pay the rip off BMW diagnostic charge?....Judt need the part Number to cross reference against this invoice...
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2011, 04:53 AM   #12
rogerxp
Major General
rogerxp's Avatar
United Kingdom
77
Rep
5,945
Posts

Drives: M3 Comp Pack / QQ+2 Tekna
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Stockport, Cheshire

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Don't know but mine was sorted out as a goodwill gesture a couple of years ago (or under warranty; can't remember). The dealers will know all about it though so shouldn't have a problem with them (doesn't help you cross-referencing though).
__________________
Current -: MW E92 M3 Competition Pack / Qashqai+2 Tekna 1.6dci
Gone -: 370Z GT Roadster; BMW X3 3.0d xdrive M Sport; E46 330i M Sport Coupe; Mazda RX8 231; Nissan 350Z GT Roadster; BMW E90 330d M Sport; BMW E92 335i SE; Maserati 4200; Nissan 350Z; Honda S2000; Astra Coupe Turbo; Ford Probe
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2011, 07:26 AM   #13
p0jy
Second Lieutenant
3
Rep
246
Posts

Drives: BMW 318d M Sport
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Leicester

iTrader: (3)

The reason I ask is before I bought my car the previous owners filled with unleaded and took it to BMW who charged 5k to replace the entiee fuel system, the invoice is 3 pages long so I presume it would have been done at the time but just want to check ...
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2011, 09:10 AM   #14
E92westy
Lieutenant
E92westy's Avatar
United Kingdom
11
Rep
549
Posts

Drives: F20 118d Sport
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Staffs.

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by p0jy View Post
The reason I ask is before I bought my car the previous owners filled with unleaded and took it to BMW who charged 5k to replace the entiee fuel system, the invoice is 3 pages long so I presume it would have been done at the time but just want to check ...
5K!!!!
I did the same in my previous A4.
Local garage drained the tank, flushed through with diesel and off you go, 50 quid.
Was still running fine several thousand miles later when I changed it...
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2011, 12:07 PM   #15
belfastone
Private First Class
belfastone's Avatar
Ireland
4
Rep
137
Posts

Drives: BMW 330D M Sport & BMW X3 2.0d
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Norn Ireland

iTrader: (0)

Yeah I have the same problem, I have been avoiding getting this done due to costs. I havent event got a quote to have it repaired.
I have only been putting in 3/4 of a tank which seems ok but I didnt realise that there could be damage because of this (As above poster .. Moisture getting into engine).

Let me know how much you get quoted please.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:52 PM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST