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Old 04-10-2006, 10:05 PM   #1
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Fuel Pump questions!!

How many fuel pumps does a (09/91) 1992 E36 325i have?

I was having some trouble with my car starting, and my friend knocked the fuel pump with a hammer, and the car started. He says that the car may have 2.

How do you know which fuel pump is going??...
And is there infact 2 fuel pumps??...
And if so... what is the average cost for these fuel pumps???
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:00 PM   #2
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The e36 does in fact have 2 fuel pumps. because of the way the gas tank saddles the driveshaft it has a second pump on the drivers side to transfer gas to the sending unit on the passenger side.

tapping the pump with a hammer might have completed a corroded connection or made the electric pump motor kick in. the pump is probably on its way out.
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:24 PM   #3
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e36 has 1 intank fuel pump. Lift up your rear seat and you will see it under a black cover. It is a single piece fuel level sender unit and fuel pump. The other side is just a fuel level sender unit, not an additional pump.


You can get them for around 200$ with taxes for the fuel pump. It's made by Siemens VDO.

Sporatic bogging, and stalling, followed by complete sponateous self repair, thats your symptom
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the drivers side is fuel level? i pulled the passenger out to repair my fuel gage.
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Old 04-11-2006, 12:28 AM   #5
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So I ask again... 1 fuel pump or 2??...
Because from the back seat, on both sides there are hoses connecting to it...
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:40 AM   #6
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1 FUEL PUMP, geez.

both sides are fuel level! Drivers side is fuel level sender, the passenger side is fuel level and pump
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:43 AM   #7
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i have a used unit ...just shoot me an offer
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:44 AM   #8
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1 FUEL PUMP, geez.

both sides are fuel level! Drivers side is fuel level sender, the passenger side is fuel level and pump
Good Job!!!
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i have a used unit ...just shoot me an offer
How used are we talking?...
What model is it pulled from??

And ur all the way out in London... and I have a car that is on a faulty fuel pump that can
cut out on me at any moment... are you willing to come up to Toronto tomorrow??
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:42 AM   #10
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just get a new one, who knows how long the old one will last you. Call precision tuning, Perjad can get the VDO for a good price.
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get a new one.....not worth really gettin a used one....wanna go threw this again in who knows how long a used one will last??3months could be 3 years??
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Old 04-11-2006, 05:15 PM   #12
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Where can I get a new one in the GTA other than the dealerships?
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do you read anything? I mentioned the cheapest place in toronto to get the replacement fuelpump already.
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lol pm me i have a shop in brampton...
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:40 PM   #15
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do you read anything? I mentioned the cheapest place in toronto to get the replacement fuelpump already.
Shit, ur right... Perjad got a new Bosch fuel pump for $260... not bad at all... when I was gonna pay $260 for some no name brand.
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