Hello everyone, im a new member here, i just bought a 1998 525tds today, i previously drove a 1994 honda integra, and what a difference.
It is such a comfortable car, much more relaxing to drive.
It has 143k miles and is running well except for a problem with the fuel, it runs out of diesel when the tank is not empty, when you fill it to the brim the guage only reaches 3/4 full, it drives fine for a good bit, not sure how far yet as i have done 100 miles from full and its grand, however when i collected it the guage registered 3/4 after 15 miles it had dropped to empty and the car stalled (fuel warning light never illuminated), so i put in 5 gallons of diesel drove 5 miles, the guage went to 1/2 then dropped to empty after 5 miles and stalled again!
It appeared to be doing 1MPG
. how ever the mpg clock was saying about 50mpg..... so i filled it to the brim, drove 60 miles, filled it again, and it had only used 1.5 gallons.
I think there is a problem in the fuel tank, there are no leaks nor smoke so the pump, sender must be at fault.
Has anyone one any ideas???
look forward to hearing from you and after i get used to BMW i look forward to helping out other members,