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Re: Someone please help me!! URGENT!! (archive)

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Posted by craig on March 04, 2000 at 09:28:53:

In Reply to: Someone please help me!! URGENT!! posted by Dr Paul on March 03, 2000 at 19:22:54:

: Four days ago, my 750iL e32, ran out of fuel totally due to a failed fuel level sensor. After the car died off, i did not realise the problems and i kept trying to turn on the car... the real cause (empty tank) was not realised until the viecheal was tow back to garage. Now after we have services the car and with half tank full of fuel, the car can start but very very choky when driven. It has a serious down on power! I am suspecting that it might be the fuel pump in the back is burned out (possible??) and could it be that the engine is still in a "limp-home" mode? that require a reset back? My area do not have a qualified mechanic to fix BMW, the closest is about 500 KM away! i am very confused on what to do next and worried too. i need some solid advice!! someone please ...

i'd check the fuel pressure at several points after the pump, closest point to the pump first... just some things i'd look for... water in the system...most injectors will not pass water the car will run and you might be able to coax it up a few hundred rpm but it'll have no all means replace the filters blow out the lines with air (don't blow back to the tank) i'd bet the real problem is in the pumps it only takes a small about of trash to keep em from building any real pressure...pull em, take em apart, clean em out replace your filters, blow out the may have to pull ea injector and blow it out also...sounds like alot of work but you are piss'n in the wind if you don't do it all...& next time keep gas in the car.... i'm not sure on yours but alot of pumps are "sealed" units...i've never had a problem unseal'n em and clean'n em out...

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