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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 01-04-2015, 03:23 PM
jnewk1981 jnewk1981 is offline
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Loose fuel injector in head of block??? Please help!!!

I've had an on going problem with 2009 Bmw 535i xdrive. I get misfiring and check engine light code p0305. I have replaced injector with new o rings and at first it was fine for a few days then same problem again. When I pulled the injector the o ring was destroyed. Replaced the o ring a few more times with the same out come. I bought a new injector with o ring already installed and had it coded. Half a mile down the road same thing again o ring missing. Each time I do this it seems to mess up even quicker in a shorter distance. That injector in cylinder 5 has way more carbon build up then other cylinders. I cleaned it out and replaced the o ring and reinstalled it and it blew off again ten minutes later. This last time though I noticed that the hole where the injector sits down in the head seems alot more loose then the other cylinders. I think the hole in the aluminum head has been damaged. Has anyone ever had this problem or heard of it? What are my options? I really need to trade this vehicle in a.s.a.p. What a shame! I need this resolved before so I don't take a huge hit! What are my options here? Any help would be great thank you!!!!!:bawli ng:
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:51 PM
quinby1 quinby1 is offline
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There's a recent thread on this same issue. Seems like the threads can be easily damaged and this would explain why your injector is loose.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:00 PM
jnewk1981 jnewk1981 is offline
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Thread link?

Do you happen to to have the link to that thread? That may have been from me. I posted a thread a few weeks ago since I've been having this problem now about a month. I'm curious if it was from someone else experiencing the same problem. Thanks
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:09 PM
pshovest pshovest is offline
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The guy with the stripped thread for the hold down bracket screw had a different problem. How many miles? Unless someone makes a repair sleeve, you'll need a new head. You might talk BMW NA into goodwilling the head, but installation labor will be high.

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Old 01-04-2015, 05:31 PM
quinby1 quinby1 is offline
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Do you happen to to have the link to that thread? That may have been from me. I posted a thread a few weeks ago since I've been having this problem now about a month. I'm curious if it was from someone else experiencing the same problem. Thanks
Here's the link. I'm not an expert on injectors so you can determine for yourself whether this is the same issue as yours or a different one.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=816466
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:56 PM
jnewk1981 jnewk1981 is offline
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Car has 99,600 miles. No warranty unfortunately it ran out. Any idea how I could find someone who could fabricate a sleeve? Yeah that link was about a broken bolt my bolt is not broken. Thanks
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:20 PM
pshovest pshovest is offline
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Goodwill is all about fixing problems that are outside of warranty. This is a first gen direct injection engine for BMW. Poor fuel injector life, premature HPFP failures and now damaged head because FI seal is ineffective.
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:30 AM
meangreen94z meangreen94z is offline
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In addition to the Teflon seal on the tip of the injector, you have installed the metal seal? Without it the injector will shift up and down and damage the Teflon seal and the bore in the cylinder head.
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:33 AM
meangreen94z meangreen94z is offline
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Goodwill is all about fixing problems that are outside of warranty. This is a first gen direct injection engine for BMW. Poor fuel injector life, premature HPFP failures and now damaged head because FI seal is ineffective.
They won't goodwill a repair when he's been doing the work and there's apparent damage to the head. Goodwill is for failure of a component, and generally for customers with a documented dealer service history.
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