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Old 09-18-2016, 08:25 PM
JesusM JesusM is offline
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Mein Auto: 2004 x3
2004 bmw x3 3.0i fuel gauge stock on 1/4 tank and light on

im having problem with my x3 and fuel gauge /.
any idea where to start
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Old 09-19-2016, 05:11 AM
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Stuck fuel level sensor. Get codes read by BMW code reader and look for fuel level sensor codes.
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Old 09-19-2016, 05:47 AM
Supercourse Supercourse is offline
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Sulfur deposits? What gasoline do you use?

Try a bottle of Techron/BMW Fuel System Cleaner when filling up.

Additionally, vehicle's fuel sending units equipped with silver plated resistor card/contacts are especially vulnerable to attacks by elemental sulfur and/or hydrogen sulfide found in fuels.
Adding BMW Group Fuel System Cleaner Plus immediately upon noticing erratic fuel gauge behavior may, in many cases, restore proper performance due to the additive's ability to remove the harmful sulfur compounds from the sending unit's contact surface.
Additionally, BMW Group Fuel System Cleaner Plus can help protect the fuel gauge from future malfunctioning by coating all metal surfaces of the fuel system.

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Old 09-19-2016, 11:51 AM
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i bought it from a private person two week ago , i dont think he was using super 91 on the x3
so i will order this BMW fuel system clean and i will get back to you guys.

thank you
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