Sorry to see that, hope the fix is painless!
...running your car constantly on low or on Reserve.The fuel pump is a common issue not only with bimmers. What are the main reasons for making this to happen?
Excellent answer! Thanks once again, darkhorse....running your car constantly on low or on Reserve.
notice that the pump is made up of a small motor that drives the pump; and the motor runs on (composite) plastic bearings. the bearings somehow rely on gasoline(fluid) for lubrication.
Deprive them of lubrication(the gasoline in your tank) and it's just a matter of time before the pump goes bad .
There is a list on a site called Top Tier Gasoline of the stations that are called "Top Tier" It's more about using those stations gas then it is about the fuel grade. You should buy whatever type of gas your owners manual calls for. This was recommended to me by some mechanics.Arco gas out here in Cali will destroy gas tanks and fuel pumps. I only run top grade fuel in my cars because of the better additives and lower general maintainance costs over the life of the vehicle.