My lovely BMW broke down after I poured chevron injector cleaner to the gas tank. What do u think about the injector cleaner, is it harmful, or it is actually useful. I can't get my car started, it has been 2 days, the day before, it was running smooth. The battery is fine, I have changed the battery but it didn't help at all. This is really frustrating, when I turn the key to get it started, the normal sound like when we all try to start the engine comes out, but the car is still off. Has anybody ever experianced this kind of situation? Has anybody got any suggestion what sould I do? I hope there's nothing big going on with my car, I just love my BMW so much as you all do
wow u are in luck!! first of all, not to sound rude or anything, but u should've read ur owners manual, and a bentley manual as well, (don't add fuel additives)(knowledge is power), but u are pretty smart for putting up this issue on the forum, i will give u that much credit, so anyway,, now for the details::
problem: faulty fuel pump
solution: go to junk yard and get the replacement pump, (make sure all of the wiring and float is there), (like it came from the car), don't just get the pump and have to do all of the solder work, its harder that way.. btw, i did mine on a full tank,, haha, that was not fun, but overall its easy enough....anyway, i am happy that i fixed ur problem, why?? it happenned to me as well,, oh well, what can u do?? learning lesson, eh?? and... one more note, if u could find out the ultimate rootcause for this issue, i would deeply appreciate it, maybe a material issue/design issue. if ur nice enough, u will find out for me and give me the data,, ok??
no prob, I will do that asap I fix the car. Do u really think that I can get the fuel pump in the junk yard? Or does anybody know how much does it cost for a new fuel pump? Is it costly....?? No more fuel additive for my car!!
Fuel additives in almost every other car is fine, why not ours? Oil additives on the other hand are very bad... very very very bad. So what could fuel additives do to a fuel pump that would cause it to break?
I attended a BMW conference where Chevron was a special guest. They did demonstrations with Techron and most drivers swore by it as well...I've been using Techron and everything's been fine. I started when it had 20k and now I have 102K...still no problems and I think it helps my fuel efficiency.
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