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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 10-25-2009, 12:12 PM
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Can you remove the Diesel Filler Restrictor?

It seems like a dumb 'Nanny Device'... I can be responsible to not put gas in the car.

So, can it be removed?

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Old 10-25-2009, 01:00 PM
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It seems like a dumb 'Nanny Device'... I can be responsible to not put gas in the car.

So, can it be removed?

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I originally thought the nozzle restrictor would be a PIA. But it has only been an issue once, when a cheap gas station had a small gasoline size filler on their diesel pump. I just drove a few miles to the next station and paid 1 cent more per gallon at a station that has high volume and takes better care of their equipment.

I suppose you already know that the 35d comes with a small funnel so that in an pinch, you can fill up with any filler size including an old fashioned gas can.

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Old 10-25-2009, 02:48 PM
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I'm thinking 'how can I use the large pumps at truck stops'... where you can fill 20 gallons in 30 seconds! (But the nozzle is huge.)

(And yes, I did get that messy looking filler thing.)

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Old 10-25-2009, 06:51 PM
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If you use that stupid funnel BMW supplied, get ready to have diesel fuel all over yourself. What a stupid design in my opinion. I have no trouble fueling mine. I haven't been to the truck stops with mine. It doesn't take long to fuel mine...

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Old 10-25-2009, 07:19 PM
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If you use that stupid funnel BMW supplied, get ready to have diesel fuel all over yourself. What a stupid design in my opinion. I have no trouble fueling mine. I haven't been to the truck stops with mine. It doesn't take long to fuel mine...

Craig
For sure- a miserable half-fix. I like that it comes with what looks like rubber gloves (?)....

Truck stops also have better prices than auto diesel at regular stations...
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:20 PM
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I'm thinking 'how can I use the large pumps at truck stops'... where you can fill 20 gallons in 30 seconds!....
I prefer to watch my money "go into the tank" less quickly

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Old 10-26-2009, 10:16 AM
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For sure- a miserable half-fix. I like that it comes with what looks like rubber gloves (?)....

Truck stops also have better prices than auto diesel at regular stations...
Yeah, it comes with two blue rubber gloves. It will be all over the vehicle and yourself if you use that stupid adapter supplied by BMW. I go to a group of stations that carry premium diesel fuel. Truck stops ususally carry the cheapest fuel they can find.

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Old 10-26-2009, 10:49 AM
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Yeah, but they sure pump a lot of it so you can be sure it is "fresh" fuel!
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