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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 11-20-2012, 06:09 AM
LodiCA LodiCA is offline
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Mein Auto: 2005 BMW 530i
Fuel Pump

Hi all, just an FYI and an update to my fuel pump issues. After lots of testing and trouble shooting i found the problem. A nipple on the pump it self was broke, looks like during shipping! For anyone that has experience with fuel pump on 2005 BMW 530i and models that require this pump you will you what the canister that the pump sits in looks like. The nipple is somewhat hard to see inside the canister. So i ordered a new one from Pleasanton BMW and paid $389. Well i took the broken one with me and much to my surprise it was under a parts warranty and the manger swapped it out for me. to Luis, refunded my $389 and made me a buyer of parts from one place of business. In fact, all the years that i wrenched (17 yrs steady) but never on a BMW, i always was under the impression that when you changed fuel pumps you changed fuel filter..........so i bought a fuel filter from Luis and will continue to buy my BMW parts from them! Kudos Luis
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:26 AM
pcy pcy is offline
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Mein Auto: '06 530i, '07 C280, ML320
As you found out, fuel pump sits on the passenger side and the fuel filter sits on the drivers side. Pump assembly comes with a long box to hold the hose assembly shape intact. When I bought it, the box was in perfect condition. I've replaced both pump and the filter. I don't need to worry about fuel related issue for a long time.
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