Originally Posted by was4
I got a 1999 525tds and have recently been experiencing some problems. when the engine is cold there is no problem whatsoever to start. the problem occurs when the engine is hot. it takes hell loads of time to pick up. the engine turns alrite but it does not catch on. i had it diagnosed at the service agents and they believe its the diesel pump found in the engine compartment. the second problem with the car is that fuel consumption has drastically increased from 7.0 lts/100km to 9.5 lts/100km and therz quite some smoke when i revv it over 3000 rpm on 1st or 2nd gear. i am not sure whether these problems are linked but i have read several posts on different forums and it seems that chaging the fuel pump alone might not solve my problem. are there any other reasons why my car is behaving this way or is anyone also experiencing similar problems? i would really appreciate any help as it saddens me not to be able to enjoy my car as much these days and on top of all u dont expect a bmw to let u down. thnx
I have a 1995 model in Spain with exactly the same problems as you describe. An english mechanic in Spain has told me that he suspects the diesel pump too. This all sounds very expensive for an old car, maybe its something we just have to live with.
Another system my car has is that it stalls regularly when you put it into 'drive' or change from 'drive' to 'reverse' or vise versa etc.
Can anyone help to sort these problems for us please?
Thanks in advance.