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      05-21-2008, 11:02 AM   #1
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Stranded But Funny

So long story short with just ove 4k on the odometer the GF wants driving lessons! so I ablidge and after about 25 minutes and her actualy doing a good job I decided we need a bigger parking lot to practice in and thats when all hell breaks loose!!! I hop in the driver seat and as soon as I go to take off I can tell something is horribly wrong there is no freakin power and I now have the pedal to the floor!!! and im only taching 3k hmm I said not good!! and then yup you guessed it the dreaded engine light that confirms that yes captn you are now in LIMP MODE!!!! shit the car even tells me engine malfunction reduced power WTF!! the car drives about 500 ft at a time spitting and sputtering like its really pissed then it just diesI get turned around and now im only 2 miles from home so I repeat the business of the car driving dieing and me resetting the comp and doing it all over 57 minutes later I complete my two mile journy and park in a good location for the tow truck to come extract my car down to the dealer! so I sit and press the S.O.S button and in less time than it took to nurse the car back home the car was loaded on a flatbed and at the dearship (6 miles away)! now I am pretty mechanical and knew it was the fuel pump so I wrote right on the repair ticket that I dropped in the night box FUEL PUMP in huge letters I get a call this morning and they sound surprised that I was right the part is instock and being put in as we speak! while I was there I asked about various mods and the affects and got alot of interesting feedback! so yea another fuel pump just glad it happened befor my trip jesus
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      05-21-2008, 11:19 AM   #2
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Fuel pumps don't normally just give out out of no where.. you were definitely seeing the signs for a while no?
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      05-21-2008, 11:25 AM   #3
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Definitely the wrong section of the forum.

Sorry for your fuel pump failure. Welcome to the club.
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      05-21-2008, 11:35 AM   #4
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I just realized this is so not the right spot to post this but im tired and angry so oh well, oh man there were really no signs once or twice a long crank! how embarrassing to have a 08 55,000 car sitting with the hood open and me cursing blah
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      05-21-2008, 12:27 PM   #5
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I thought you were selling your failed HPFP
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      05-21-2008, 01:27 PM   #6
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I thought you were selling your failed HPFP
yea its the only mod BMW ALLOWS LMFAO HAHAHA
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      05-21-2008, 01:52 PM   #7
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is ur car 07 or 08?
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      05-21-2008, 01:56 PM   #8
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is ur car 07 or 08?
mine is a 08 I have had it less than two months and have 4120 miles haha and still have yet to tell the GF she didnt really break the car! she has been cleaning and sucking up I might play this one out for a bit
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      05-21-2008, 01:58 PM   #9
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mine is a 08 I have had it less than two months and have 4120 miles haha and still have yet to tell the GF she didnt really break the car! she has been cleaning and sucking up I might play this one out for a bit
hahahahaha nice
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      05-21-2008, 02:04 PM   #10
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mine is a 08 I have had it less than two months and have 4120 miles haha and still have yet to tell the GF she didnt really break the car! she has been cleaning and sucking up I might play this one out for a bit
cleaning and cooking for a couple of month! only then i would tell her haha...

seriously, i've got 10 days old 08 e92 and it gets me worried that the fuel pump issue is still not fixed... at least it seems that way.
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      05-21-2008, 03:00 PM   #11
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mine is a 08 I have had it less than two months and have 4120 miles haha and still have yet to tell the GF she didnt really break the car! she has been cleaning and sucking up I might play this one out for a bit
be very careful my friend you're playing with fire, i did that to my grilfriend back in the day when my water pump went out on my gti, when she finally found out... well let's just say p#$$y was N/A
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be very careful my friend you're playing with fire, i did that to my grilfriend back in the day when my water pump went out on my gti, when she finally found out... well let's just say p#$$y was N/A
oh snap now thats drastic recourse lol.....its ok she cant say no when she is sleeping haha
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cleaning and cooking for a couple of month! only then i would tell her haha...

seriously, i've got 10 days old 08 e92 and it gets me worried that the fuel pump issue is still not fixed... at least it seems that way.
no joke if you get any hard starts bring it right in I had two maybe three occasions where it took like 3-4 seconds to start I thought it was just heat soke or maybe I was tickling the carburetor with my big toe just a bit too much lol....but nope shit just died lol oh and you should have seen the GF puff down no lie 5 cigs in less than the 15 minutes it took to get the tow truck there lol
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      05-21-2008, 04:17 PM   #14
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Since no one else brought it up -- make sure you file your fuel pump failure with the NHTSA, since they have an open investigation on this which *could* lead to some kind of recall.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140023
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Punctuation is your friend!
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sorry mom I didnt know I was being graded on this!

So, my SA just called and is getting me a loaner they have the pump almost in but the car is kicking back a bad injector code too?? they are puzzled lol great
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      05-21-2008, 05:56 PM   #17
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      05-21-2008, 06:54 PM   #18
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Unfortunately, some dealerships wont fix the issue until the pump fails. I went in two or three times with obvious HPFP issues - intermittent long cranks progressing to consistent long cranks, graduating to reduced engine power/malfunction lights/error codes.

Only after being stranded did BMW replace the damn HPFP
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sorry mom I didnt know I was being graded on this!

So, my SA just called and is getting me a loaner they have the pump almost in but the car is kicking back a bad injector code too?? they are puzzled lol great
It's just irritating trying to read that one huge run-on sentence.
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To the OP:

You might want to check out this thread
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140023
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It's just irritating trying to read that one huge run-on sentence.
sorry was in a hurry, usualy I would be proper but being flustered makes me a bit careless I guess.
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To the OP:

You might want to check out this thread
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140023
yes I am going to file when I reach home for some reason that site is blocked at work
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