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      01-14-2010, 02:47 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by BBBluey View Post
I wonder if anyone with the BMW performance package will get a HPFP failure. The software update people are currently getting might just be the same one from the package for all we know. How could we tell?

I can answer that. Yes. My 2009 135i w/Performance Power Kit and approx 3500 miles just got a new HPFP yesterday.

I had zero prior symptoms. Thursday last week my car sputtered to a start, it fired up quickly, but not with the usual chug-chug. It immediately showed the "half engine" light and idled very rough. I didn't want to drive it like that so I shut it down and had it flatbedded to the dealer.

The "test module" said to replace injector #1, but they were in contact with BMW/PUMA and first did cold-start tests for a few days in a row before they could take action. PUMA then told them to replace the pump (881)

I use this car to commute in, about 45-50 miles one way. Then it's shut down for several hours before I commute home. The car is driving as it did before...... I love it
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      01-14-2010, 02:49 PM   #46
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I just replaced #2 in 14,000 miles...aggrivation. BMW placed a 100,000 mile warranty on the new pump so you can't claim Lemon Law on them.
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why would the warranty affect lemon law?
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      01-14-2010, 04:11 PM   #48
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Not sure I buy the heat causing failures story. If that was the case I would think it would be pretty easy to correlate pump failure to a region (Southwest US, Middle east, etc.) but it seems the failures are happening everywhere. In fact, from what I have seen of the people who have failures, a lot seem to be from the Northeast US and Europe (but that is based only on my recolection).
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      01-14-2010, 04:53 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by TexasKid View Post
I just replaced #2 in 14,000 miles...aggrivation. BMW placed a 100,000 mile warranty on the new pump so you can't claim Lemon Law on them.
Not true. Me is case and point.
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