Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Fluid Motor Union
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-14-2013, 07:06 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Greece
Posts: 169
sv1cec is on a distinguished road
Slow fuel filling

Hey guys,

Ever since I got it, my 2005 X5 3.0lt diesel has this issue. It is impossible to fill it up, with the pump set at anything more than the minimum. It takes for ever to fill it up. And please do not tell me to try another pump, it has happened in every gas station I've visited in two countries! LoRL

What are some common causes of this problem? What should I look for?

Many thanks
__________________
John Caradimas
2005 X5 3.0lt diesel
Facelift, Sport packet

Last edited by sv1cec; 06-14-2013 at 07:28 AM.
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 06-15-2013, 05:07 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Greece
Posts: 169
sv1cec is on a distinguished road
Almost 60 views and no one can point me to where the breather is for the tank? Or give me any idea on what could cause such a slow fill up?!?!

Come on guys, I need to fix that, I can't spend 10 minutes at the pump, every time I want to fill it up.
__________________
John Caradimas
2005 X5 3.0lt diesel
Facelift, Sport packet
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-15-2013, 07:42 AM
Qsilver7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 3,469
Qsilver7 is on a distinguished road
Since it wasn't mentioned as something to rule out...have you tried not inserting the fuel pump as deep into the fuel fill pipe?

If the problem is that the fuel pump keeps kicking off...back it out some and see if that works.
__________________
{BMW CCA Member #191509 - (for more info see: www.bmwcca.org)}
  • 2013 f06 650ix GC (1/13 build date) Black Sapphire exterior/Schwarz (black) Nappa Leather interior
  • 2014 f15 X5 50i (11/13 build date) Space Gray exterior/Mocha Nappa Leather interior
  • 2006 e53 X5 4.4 Sterling Gray
  • 1997 e38 740iL (sold) Arctic Silver
  • 1999 e39 540iT (sold) Orient Blue
  • 1995 e34 525iT (sold) Alpine White
  • 1991 e32 735iL (sold) Schwarz (black)
  • 1985 e30 325e (sold) Bronzit
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-15-2013, 07:48 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Greece
Posts: 169
sv1cec is on a distinguished road
I think I've tried every possible position, but I'll try it again next time I fill up. Thanks!
__________________
John Caradimas
2005 X5 3.0lt diesel
Facelift, Sport packet
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-16-2013, 10:39 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 297
AquilaBMW is on a distinguished road
It sounds to be like somehow your fuel tank has built back pressure inside that is causing the fuel pumps / nozzles to cut off or only allow you to fill like you are just topping off.

I unfortunately don't know enough about the X5 yet to point you to the tank breather. However, in most BMW's I have encountered it is behind the rear fender / wheel liner. I would start by looking under the car where the filler tube is located.

Here is a link that might help point you in the right direction - just click on the images:

Fuel supply
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-16-2013, 12:46 PM
bcredliner's Avatar
Premier Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Little Elm,Texas. (40 minutes North of Dallas)
Posts: 7,500
bcredliner is on a distinguished road
I have the same issue once in a while. It happens when the tank is almost empty and I push the nozzle in as far as it will go. To correct the problem I take the nozzle back out for 10 or 15 seconds and then per JCL I back the nozzle out so that air can air/vapor can escape an pump that way for 15-30 seconds and then can push the nozzle in all the way and set the contro at 1 stop less fastest fill point and all is well. Usually after I have pumped a few gallons I can move to the fastest stop.
__________________
X5 4.6 2002 Black Sap, Black interior. 2013 X5M Melbourne Red, Bamboo interior
Dallas
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-16-2013, 04:35 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Greece
Posts: 169
sv1cec is on a distinguished road
Thanks guys, I'll try all these things!
__________________
John Caradimas
2005 X5 3.0lt diesel
Facelift, Sport packet
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-28-2014, 09:35 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Greece
Posts: 169
sv1cec is on a distinguished road
Since this has never been resolved, I am reviving this thread.

I spend some time looking in realoem.com drawings, and I can't find any ventilation pipe, from the fuel tank.

Does anybody know, if there is a ventilation pipe, and if there is one, where can I find it?

Many thanks.
__________________
John Caradimas
2005 X5 3.0lt diesel
Facelift, Sport packet
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-28-2014, 10:17 AM
Qsilver7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 3,469
Qsilver7 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by sv1cec View Post
Since this has never been resolved, I am reviving this thread.

I spend some time looking in realoem.com drawings, and I can't find any ventilation pipe, from the fuel tank.

Does anybody know, if there is a ventilation pipe, and if there is one, where can I find it?

Many thanks.
Although the fuel tank is "vented"...it is not expelled to the exterior of the vehicle...modern technology and universal emission laws (OBD II) prevents that from happening.

Fumes generated from fuel are accumulated, then pumped back into the engine to be burned (usually when idling).

You'll find the fuel tank "venting" hoses and expansion tank in this diagram from realoem.com: RealOEM.com * Diagram Selection

And I believe #16 (and possibly #17, too...tubing & outlet pipe)...that are attached to the fuel filler neck (#15) which allows air into the neck and prevents a vacuum...note that if you purchase #15...based on the bracket in the diagram...#15 comes with #16 & #17:

RealOEM.com * BMW E53 X5 3.0d FUEL TANK/ATTACHING PARTS

(you can see in the diagram below that the tube (#16) attaches to the filler neck (#15) with a clamp (#5))
__________________
{BMW CCA Member #191509 - (for more info see: www.bmwcca.org)}
  • 2013 f06 650ix GC (1/13 build date) Black Sapphire exterior/Schwarz (black) Nappa Leather interior
  • 2014 f15 X5 50i (11/13 build date) Space Gray exterior/Mocha Nappa Leather interior
  • 2006 e53 X5 4.4 Sterling Gray
  • 1997 e38 740iL (sold) Arctic Silver
  • 1999 e39 540iT (sold) Orient Blue
  • 1995 e34 525iT (sold) Alpine White
  • 1991 e32 735iL (sold) Schwarz (black)
  • 1985 e30 325e (sold) Bronzit

Last edited by Qsilver7; 04-28-2014 at 10:29 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-28-2014, 11:16 AM
bcredliner's Avatar
Premier Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Little Elm,Texas. (40 minutes North of Dallas)
Posts: 7,500
bcredliner is on a distinguished road
I suggest checking for codes. The problem may be the fuel vent valve. What doesn't match up is that you have not had SES light on. I wouldn't expect the lines to clog but if that was a concern I would disconnect them at both ends and try blowing them clear first.
__________________
X5 4.6 2002 Black Sap, Black interior. 2013 X5M Melbourne Red, Bamboo interior
Dallas
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
slow fuel filling

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:24 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.