Gas tank issues - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E34 (1989 - 1995)

E34 (1989 - 1995)

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-02-2005, 01:00 PM
95bmwnj 95bmwnj is offline
Registered User
Location: New Jersey
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2
Mein Auto: 1995 BMW 525i
Angry Gas tank issues

I have a 1995 525i that I am having problems with the gas tank. About a year ago, the
gas tank deflated like a balloon and in turn broke the sending unit. The sending unit was
replaced a little over a year ago. About 1 week ago, the same thing happened again.
Aside from now replacing BOTH the sending unit and the tank my mechanic doesn't know
what could be causing that. Any ideas??????
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 04:27 AM
zmuff zmuff is offline
Registered User
Location: Yorktown, VA
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 26
Mein Auto: 1989 535im
You may want to check out your fuel vent system. I have read that if the vent tube is clogged (insects making a home), it will create a vacuum in the fuel tank and possibly crush it. Good luck.

1989 535i 5-Speed--Lachssilber Metallic--e39 17" Staggered Style 32 wheels--Kumho Ecsta ASX--Jim C chip--UUC Short Shift--Sachs Sport Clutch--Racing Dynamics Springs & Swaybars--Bilstein Sports--3.46 Limited Slip--19 lbs/hr Mustang D5B Injectors--3.5 bar Porsche 944S FPR--BavAuto Window Stickers (worth 25HP)--Yorktown, VA
Reply With Quote

See More Related BMW Stories

Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E34 (1989 - 1995)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
* M6 * - Press Release from BMW Emission E63 / E64 M6 (2006 - 2010) 6 03-06-2007 07:20 AM
New delivery tank of gas vulcan747 5 Series 6 02-20-2005 02:58 PM
Thermostat question about gas mileage mseals 5 Series 2 01-25-2004 05:58 AM
Found little pin in my Gas tank...WHAT? 330Guy 3 Series & 4 Series 5 05-24-2002 08:20 PM
my gas tank door doesn't close!!! punkman79 3 Series & 4 Series 4 05-05-2002 05:21 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001- VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.