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Old 03-25-2017, 11:11 PM
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I just had my gas fuel pump replaced due to recall. At least it was free. My 335i is a 2013 built in Jul 2012. BMW is playing it safe.
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Finally found a dealer that was willing to show me the service history. (First two BMW dealers I went to were not willing to share anything with me.) Turns out the "new to me" 328d had the fuel pump replaced just before my purchase, along with a glow plug. I guess that explains why it was for sale.

Since this is the same fuel pump as was on my former Jetta TDI (which NEVER gave me a lick of trouble), I will continue the routine of adding Redline Diesel Fuel Catalyst to every tankful. The (cooperative) BMW dealer hadn't heard of anyone using additives, but thought that "manufacturing tolerances" were the fault of some failed fuel pumps. Not sure I buy that... but considering the fuel pump in my car is virtually brand new, I feel better about using a lubricity additive to keep it alive. While the failures on VWs wasn't rampant (very small percentage of cars), it doesn't hurt (even if it's just psychological) to have a little more peace of mind knowing the fuel is a little more slippery and might help the fuel pump live a long(er) life.
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Old 04-14-2017, 09:13 PM
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I came from a 2012 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI. I too have decided to use a lubricity additive (Opti-Lube XPD) in my BMW diesel. I used to add a quart of biodiesel to my VW at every fill-up, but DPF issues at 70K have pushed me towards a straight additive.

If this engine screws the pooch one day I'm gonna have to M3ify my F31.
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:39 PM
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Pity that 2MicronTech (Andrew) seems to have stopped making his filters for the TDI. I'd almost want him to design something for the 328d. That way, if the HPFP ever ate itself, at least the 2 Micron filters would have caught the shrapnel before it gets very far.

Though where BMW mounts the fuel filter under the car, I'm guessing the secondary filter would have to be near the fuel pump, which is near the oil filter, I think.

Hmmm....I wonder if Andrew still checks his emails?
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2014 328d fuel pump

Has anyone considered replacing the fuel pump as a preventive measure on the non-recalled 2014 328d? Or perhaps have a cost estimate for putting in a new one? I am at 106K miles now and what I have read worries me.
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:26 AM
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Has anyone considered replacing the fuel pump as a preventive measure on the non-recalled 2014 328d? Or perhaps have a cost estimate for putting in a new one? I am at 106K miles now and what I have read worries me.
This thread was started 42 months ago, during which time a whopping SIX fuel pump issues have been reported. Why would this worry you? And why would you NOT expect / budget for repairs on a 100,000-plus miles vehicle? Mechanical bits break. Always have, always will.

You should have been on the X5 forum 7 or 8 years ago. Between the poorly designed, improperly heated DEF tanks and the EGR fiasco, it seemed like every X5 35D had a problem. In comparison, the 328D seems virtually bullet-proof.
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Old 12-11-2019, 12:15 PM
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Has anyone considered replacing the fuel pump as a preventive measure on the non-recalled 2014 328d? Or perhaps have a cost estimate for putting in a new one? I am at 106K miles now and what I have read worries me.
Quite a few people considering this. IIRC there were a few rolling updates to the pump. 100k service life on that seems OK, better than some of the alternatives of failure. What matters is whether the actual car is worth making the investment, or if you're better off gambling. No question, the quality of fuel over the lifetime of the car will play a factor as could frequencies of filter changes.
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Old 12-12-2019, 04:08 PM
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I had to have my entire fuel system replaced twice on my 2014 328d. The 1st time was at 96,000 miles and the second time was at 120,000 miles less than a year later. . Both times included the fuel pump.
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Old 12-14-2019, 11:59 AM
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This thread was started 42 months ago, during which time a whopping SIX fuel pump issues have been reported. Why would this worry you? And why would you NOT expect / budget for repairs on a 100,000-plus miles vehicle? Mechanical bits break. Always have, always will..
I do budget for repairs and take my high mileage driving into account (and NHTSA has 17 fuel pump complaints on just the 2014 328d) ; however, I was just seeing that this can be a $11400-13000 repair - not what I would usually put aside for a single incident and certainly no where near what I have spent on my other high mileage vehicles.

Fortunately, I have confirmed the extended warranty on the HPFP covers my 328dx to 120000 miles and I can put this worry off for a few more months.
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I had to have my entire fuel system replaced twice on my 2014 328d. The 1st time was at 96,000 miles and the second time was at 120,000 miles less than a year later. . Both times included the fuel pump.
Covered by BMW extended warranty?
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Old 12-14-2019, 06:14 PM
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Covered by BMW extended warranty?
Well... the first one was covered by the CPO warranty. The second one was out of the warranty period, but my service advisor said he "fought" with the powers to be to have them do the repair as goodwill because the part they installed should not have failed in less that 1 year. It took them about 3 weeks to make a decision and my service advisor "won". So, rightfully so, I did not pay for both fuel system replacements.
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