Dealer has now confirmed that new engine is being fitted (with new engine no!). Fingers crossed no repeats. Will keep all postednight nurse said:I have recently purchased a new bmw 1 series in the last 6 months and 2 weeks after buying it, it went back for repairs on the fuel pump. A new fuel pump was fitted but only 4 months after this, the second fuel pump went. just wondering if this was a common fault on the 1 series? and more importantly the 3 door 1.8 diesel model.
Has anybody else experienced this problem? Pump has seized 1st time round and replaced. Semi seized second time, taking out pump drive shaft (sheared), idler sprocket mounting & casing. Pump drive chain has become loose and swarf has been found in the sump. This is the new 1.8 engine used in both the 1 & 3 series.
Any help appreciated as BMW stalling on replacing engine.
The car is on a PCP and naturally we will be checking values very carefully at the end of the plan. BMW UK have written stating that the engine change will not affect this value! But thanks for your concern.mrash said:this will make a heavy dent in your pocket should someone do a hpi check on your car when you come to sell it... dont accept it under ANY circumstances, if they have got an engine with no engine number its illegal in the uk....
Have now driven car with new engine. Feels & sounds completely different a lot more go!night nurse said:Just collected car. New engine fitted, number recorded on reg. doc. ready for DVLA.
Car valeted and damaged interior trim to be replaced as good will gesture.
Hopefully no more issues, but you know where to look if there is any further problems.