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My 3.0 D E53 which is new to me (2 owners good service records) and 98000 miles has been pretty good since I picker her up  and I know it is an old bus and will take some looking after but any idea what sort of bill I might be facing if I need to replce the injectors at a specialsist car shop but not BMW they have already quoted £48 just to hook it up to a diagnostic kit!

So am I looking at a second mortgage on this one or fingers crossed it is straightforward enough and I can buy food!

As always thanks in advance

 

Jim

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Morning Jim

My brother inlaw had 2 failed injectors on one of his previous 5 series from memory his BMW Dealer quoted around £300 per injector plus diagnostic plus Labour fortunately he had an extended Warranty. However his car had covered over 200k at the time. He has had several 5 series all with the same basic 3.0d engine but in different versions 530d x 2, 535d x 2, all have run well over 200k,  his current 540d (same engine type just more turbo's). Only one has suffered injector failure. He runs injector cleaner every 4/5 fill up just to help. So I would guess at todays prices a BMW dealer would ask close to £500 per injector Plus fitting 😲

So are you suffering issues or is this a precaution? A Diesel specialist would be worth finding and talking to as refurbished injectors can save quite a bit in cost. Even perhaps a secondhand set from a low mileage car, there are several BMW specialist Dismantlers out there who are very knowledgeable and reliable I have used Quarry Motors several times over the years.

Dave

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On 9/17/2021 at 7:59 AM, Greydog said:

Morning Jim

My brother inlaw had 2 failed injectors on one of his previous 5 series from memory his BMW Dealer quoted around £300 per injector plus diagnostic plus Labour fortunately he had an extended Warranty. However his car had covered over 200k at the time. He has had several 5 series all with the same basic 3.0d engine but in different versions 530d x 2, 535d x 2, all have run well over 200k,  his current 540d (same engine type just more turbo's). Only one has suffered injector failure. He runs injector cleaner every 4/5 fill up just to help. So I would guess at todays prices a BMW dealer would ask close to £500 per injector Plus fitting 😲

So are you suffering issues or is this a precaution? A Diesel specialist would be worth finding and talking to as refurbished injectors can save quite a bit in cost. Even perhaps a secondhand set from a low mileage car, there are several BMW specialist Dismantlers out there who are very knowledgeable and reliable I have used Quarry Motors several times over the years.

Dave

Thanks as always for the reply and sensible advice my X5 is running fine and there do not appear to be any issues with the engine it is just the warning message on the dash which has come up, so the Computer Diagnostic is showing an engine fault so not sure the BMW specialist (Not Main Dealer) Got a Little Arsey when I said I could runda diagnostic on her to see what it returns someone would have thought I had kicked his dog! So reconditioned or second had parts are out there, so I may look into a diesel specialist and see what the score is! Jim

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Morning Jim

I have actually had a BMW Dealer Service Manager try to tell me running a "Diagnostic Programme that was not "BMW Licenced" could damage my car" and BMW would be within their rights to cancel Warranty and refuse assistance !! 😁 Guess he never needed my custom anyway 🤣

I remember when onboard diagnostics began in the late 80's early 90's to many Manufacturers and Dealers/Specialists saw it as an opportunity to keep total control of their product. They also saw an opportunity to convince many car owners that under the bonnet there is a "box of Bats" and if you touch it yourself they will escape and your car will never go again 🤣 That education program has been so successful that there are thousands out there who don't know the bonnet actually opens and seem to think it's Dealer only access 🤣😂 It Grates with some of them that they are not the only one with a key to the "Bat Box" forgetting sometimes that they have a "Business" to run that survives on "Customers" and "Good Will" he will need you long before you need him.

Remember the Fault Warning can often be a symptom not the cause so if you are showing an injector fault check the injector loom,plugs connectors and earth points as well as the injector its self. With the Bro Inlaw's car it was definitely running rough no clever diagnostics needed.

Dave

 

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