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Old 01-07-2013, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by wyathnt View Post
i dont think so it wouldnt even run. it would just crank. its cold here but she parks in the garage with the heater on so its like 60 degrees in there. the only think i can think is the fuel pump maybe.

any ideas on how to test a bmw fuel pump? is it like an old chevy and you can beat on the take and get it to pump?
Yep, my first thought was that it's a bad fuel pump. Yes, you can hit the top of it and it will sometimes start up to at least get you back home. You need to take up the rear seat and there will be an access door and rubber seal on the rear passenger side. Take that off and you will see a white cover - that's the fuel pump. Have someone turn the key to position 2 and see if you can hear the pump working. You may be able to hear it even without removing the seat. I would hit that a few times to see if it'll start - it worked for me on my 330i a few months back. It's a pretty easy job to replace it.
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