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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 09-30-2011, 12:12 PM
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Fuel Injector Service

Recently, I have been having issues between 20-40mph with the car acting sluggish. Took it in and the dealer did an injector cleaning and this seems to have cleared it up. Does anyone know what this service entails and if it something that can be done in my garage? It's not covered under the maintenance plan and was $150..if it is as easy as dumping a bottle of some cleaner in there I would like to do it myself...

Anyone know what this service entails? I was going to ask my SA, but he just started working at the dealership and I am not even sure he would know (or be willing to tell me)...

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Old 09-30-2011, 01:26 PM
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He probably ran a fuel injector cleaner through the fuel system. BG products markets heavily to the dealers. http://www.bgprod.com/products/fuelair.html
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:28 PM
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There are basically two ways of cleaning fuel injectors: (1) inject a cleaner through the air intake side - which means a can of cleaner is hooked up through some vaccum line or (2) add fuel injector cleaner to the tank. I suspect taht for $150 the dealer might have added something on the air intake side. If I were you I would just go to Autozone, grab a good fuel injector cleaner, dump in the tank and see if performance increases. I would also drive the car at a higher RPM for a bit. As for cleaners: Techron is great. I have also used the Lucas Oil one or Redline Fuel Injector cleaner.

Only if this does not work would I take it in
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:23 PM
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Some people used to pipe the cleaner right through the fuel rail schraeder but with the N54... scary!
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:22 PM
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Very nice and thanks for posting.

So after reading this, it makes me want to go out and get this and start using it every 3K miles, or would that not be all that necessary? Are there people out there using something like this on a regular basis?
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:32 PM
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Yes... me. You can buy them in bulk at Costco... cheaper. The product is called Pro-Gard. Paid $16 for carton of 6, 20 fl. oz. bottles.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:34 PM
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Yes... me. You can buy them in bulk at Costco... cheaper.
Ooh. Good to know!
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If the car was running smooth but sluggish I would doubt it was the fuel injectors. Most likely one or two injectors would be operating improperly but not all and not with exactly the same amount of dirt. I would have checked the air filter first. A dirty air filter will not increas emissions or make thee car run rough or uneven. It would limit the airflow and, therefore, the amount of fuel injected into the engine.

It was stated that the car seemed to run better after the fuel injector service. Heck, most cars seem to run better after you wash them.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:02 PM
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Got some of the Cheveron Pro-Gard Fuel Injector Cleaner (20oz. bottle) this morning. Will use on the next fill up and looking forward to some nice maintaince with this stuff. Thanks for the tip, Nube1.
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