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Is anyone else having difficulty with the auto shut-off when refueling their 650? Mine has been troublesome since I picked it up in Munich and have used many different stations and pumps with the same poor result - even at the slowest rate the pump kicks off 15+ times while fueling.

I guess it needs to go the dealer :(
 

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I haven't noticed a problem, but if there is, it is a design issue. What would you want the dealer to do?
 

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I haven't noticed a problem, but if there is, it is a design issue. What would you want the dealer to do?
I've owned 13 or 14 BMWs and never had a problem like this. If other F12/13 owners have a similar issue it might be a design problem, but if mine is the only one with this problem then there's something amiss with the fuel filling hardware ...and I expect the dealer to find the issue and correct the problem.

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Is anyone else having difficulty with the auto shut-off when refueling their 650? Mine has been troublesome since I picked it up in Munich and have used many different stations and pumps with the same poor result - even at the slowest rate the pump kicks off 15+ times while fueling.

I guess it needs to go the dealer :(
Had that issue last week. This week it's fine. I think it's a combination of the car design and the specific nozzle.
 

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No problem here.

I wonder if it can be a problem with not letting enough air out of the tube (from the tank) when filling. It could be a ventilation hole missing or not functioning.
 

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No problem with mine--in fact, I've never had it cut off early.
 

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Okay, thanks guys. I don't think it's related to the crazy California evaporative boots on the gas nozzle as I had the same problem in Germany. It may very well be a vent tube or restricted/kinked filler pipe. I'll let the board know what the results are, but I'm expecting "unable to duplicate the customer's concern" :rofl:
 

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I'm sorry this is out of topic, but very brief: How was the Munich delivery?
I am considering it if buying a 1-series early 2012.
 

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Ive only filled my tank twice so far but I haven't had any issues but will be checking it in the future.
 

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I'm sorry this is out of topic, but very brief: How was the Munich delivery?
I am considering it if buying a 1-series early 2012.
The 650 was the 9th BMW I've picked up in Munich, and returned only yesterday from Munich after taking delivery of the 10th, a 750i. There is a European Delivery sub-forum that has a huge amount of detailed information, but most of it applies to Americans picking up their new car via the BMW NA European Delivery plan. In short, it is a great experience that can include a factory tour, museum visit and an enjoyable day at the Welt. Americans save a lot of $$$ by picking up the car in Munich and is a primary motivation for Munich delivery; I'm uncertain if you would enjoy the same financial benefits as we do.

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The 650 was the 9th BMW I've picked up in Munich, and returned only yesterday from Munich after taking delivery of the 10th, a 750i. There is a European Delivery sub-forum that has a huge amount of detailed information, but most of it applies to Americans picking up their new car via the BMW NA European Delivery plan. In short, it is a great experience that can include a factory tour, museum visit and an enjoyable day at the Welt. Americans save a lot of $$$ by picking up the car in Munich and is a primary motivation for Munich delivery; I'm uncertain if you would enjoy the same financial benefits as we do.

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And if home is Norway, you may be able to just drive it back! :rofl:
 

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No problem for me either. Refueled several times, getting close to 1000 mi on the odometer.

PS. If you drive in town winter time, do yourself a favor and do not display the average mpg... It spoils the pleasure of the ride (not that I did not know it would use a lot of fuel):p
 

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I just completed 3,000 miles in 6 weeks and no refueling problems here. MPG average is 17.8 - After break in I took it up for a top speed test and did a few 0 - 60's - Great way to burn fuel...
 

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I just completed 3,000 miles in 6 weeks and no refueling problems here. MPG average is 17.8 - After break in I took it up for a top speed test and did a few 0 - 60's - Great way to burn fuel...
Man if lived in South Florida I'd have 3K miles as well, here in Va the weather hasn't been that great I only have 600 miles since I got my car a month ago.:cry:
 

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No issues with mine from what I can tell. Here in NJ, by law, the gas attendants have to refuel your car. When they do, I notice them notch the gas trigger and walk away. It doesnt auto shut-off until it's full.
 

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Mine goes into the dealer tomorrow; they seem to know what the problem is as I'm the second person with a new 6 to complain about fueling. I'm told they need the car for 2 days as it requires disassembling a fair amount to gain access to the culprit.

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Mine goes into the dealer tomorrow; they seem to know what the problem is as I'm the second person with a new 6 to complain about fueling. I'm told they need the car for 2 days as it requires disassembling a fair amount to gain access to the culprit.

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Please be sure to provide details when you get her back.
 

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Curious as to what the problem may be.
 

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Refueled without issue.
 
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