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Old 01-02-2013, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Supercourse View Post
Lots of possibilities I suppose.
.. Could be the first signs of a failing fuel pump (not a common problem with the X3).

Not sure about running with the gas gauge needle close to the stop.
The Owner manual has something to say on that (attached).

Applies to any vehicle, of course, but best to avoid sucking any bottom of the tank sediment up into the fuel filter by gassing up as soon as the light comes on.

... Replacing the fuel filter in an X3 may not be an easy or inexpensive job, but in some cases might be well worth doing.
that's what 2 mechanics told me. Todays' reading on the codes gave O2 sensors failing . But i think the problem is with that tube that delivers air to the engine. It's probably cracked and that might cause the sensors going silly.

Is there a way to clean up the gas pump or tank without shelving out a billion dollars? Btw, what, in a ballpark, for this type of work?
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