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Old 11-08-2005, 08:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel Leak

I recently discovered that fuel was leaking from the front of my car in the vicinity of the fuel filter. The strange thing is that it only leaks when I start up the car in the morning, but it leaves a very noticeable amount on the ground. It doesn't leak after the car is warmed up...

I took it to a mechanic and he found that the #5 injector (which is right above the fuel filter) was slightly leaking, and that all of the fuel lines checked good. He recommended I take it to a dealer for a pressure test of the fuel system. I live in Del Rio, TX which is 150 miles away from the nearest dealer in San Antonio and nobody in this crappy town does work on BMWs.

My questions are:
-Is it commom for a fuel injector to leak fuel like that?
-What type of fuel injector should I get to replace it, or should I replace all of them?
-What should I be cautious of when doing this work?

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Old 11-13-2005, 08:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It isnít common for injectors to leak older BMWs are common for tracked fuel line that can leak more when the engine is cold, check the leak out yourself do it from cold and with the engine running thatís when you have good fuel pressure really look at the line where they go onto the injector rail
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