E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by Hildane » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:14 pm

Hi Guys
I don't believe in mods, but sometimes it is worth it. I had the same problem and glued two small super magnets to the inside of the
filler. Works like a charm and will last forever.

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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by scorchio75 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:01 am

Hildane wrote:I had the same problem and glued two small super magnets to the inside of the filler. Works like a charm and will last forever.
What a brilliant and simple idea: I wish I'd thought of it!
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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by smithson » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:27 pm

finally fitted mine, and some how managed to snap my drill bit in half in the process :shock:

So glad to have a working filler cap. Especially when the part ended up costing me nothing ;)
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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by Dioufy » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:19 pm

Where can I order 1 of these from? I have noticed this happening on mine the past week or so.

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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by smithson » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:13 pm

Dioufy wrote:Where can I order 1 of these from? I have noticed this happening on mine the past week or so.
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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by Dioufy » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:58 am

I have enquired about this part on bmminiparts and was given the following:

Part: 51 17 7069449 - Filler pot

But the part quoted in this thread was:

New Fuel Pot – 51177068449 – BMMiniparts.

Will there be any difference? I have a 09 118D

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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by smithson » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:06 pm

Dioufy wrote:I have enquired about this part on bmminiparts and was given the following:

Part: 51 17 7069449 - Filler pot

But the part quoted in this thread was:

New Fuel Pot – 51177068449 – BMMiniparts.

Will there be any difference? I have a 09 118D
I'm assuming one of them super-seeds the other?
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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by ceejays88 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:28 am

Ignore the above... Don't go to the dealer.

Post in bmwcotswold section on the site.

Mine was about 25 delivered. and took about an hour to fit (very easy)

dealer want 75 and 100 fitting.

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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by wky77 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:48 pm

Just did mine on 58 116i. The part I got direct from Williams BMW in Manchester, cost £25 ish.

Drilled the four holes, but still couldn't budge it, so I ended up cutting the rubber seal first, and snapping certain sections before maneuvering the thing out. Putting leverage on with the screwdriver at the top right hole worked best for me, and then the top left.

Putting the new one in was the most difficult I think, it doesn't look like it will fit, but you have to stretch the rubber seal a bit to get it over the fuel pipe, and also to make sure the actuator pin goes through the hole, I was scared of snapping it off, seems pretty flimsy. After that, I tidied the rubbed using a screw driver and pushing it carefully around the fuel pipe.

Also, I couldn't get the pin guide to lock back up, and ended up scraping the guide up a bit with my tools. But in the end it locked into place.

All in all, it took about 45 mins.

£100 saved?

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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by Dioufy » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:29 am

Filler has finally arrived, I'm looking to fit this at the weekend, Any tips on doing this?

Also, After drilling the 4 holes does the filler pot just pull out then with force?

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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by smithson » Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:25 pm

Dioufy wrote:Filler has finally arrived, I'm looking to fit this at the weekend, Any tips on doing this?

Also, After drilling the 4 holes does the filler pot just pull out then with force?
Lots of force is needed, due to that the mech is hidden behind the rear quarter, and then also the rubber around the filler neck is pretty tight - but then also be careful when you do it! haha
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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by Motley2012 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:32 pm

Dioufy wrote:Filler has finally arrived, I'm looking to fit this at the weekend, Any tips on doing this?

Also, After drilling the 4 holes does the filler pot just pull out then with force?
Just don't forget to undone the locking pin assembly before you start yanking it.
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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by nick_carter_ » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:36 pm

Thanks very much for the detailed step by step guide. I've been putting up with this spring failure for about 4 months now thinking it was a hard job until reading this!

I'm going to try and source the part tomorrow from a BMW dealership in Hertfordshire and fit it ASAP.

Does anyone have advice on finding the part? I searched for the part (last 7 digits - 7068449) on bmminiparts and it just comes up with 0 parts found.

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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by scorchio75 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:56 am

nick_carter_ wrote:Does anyone have advice on finding the part? I searched for the part (last 7 digits - 7068449) on bmminiparts and it just comes up with 0 parts found.
51177069449 is the part I ordered a few weeks ago. Good luck!
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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by dogbower » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:40 pm

Just done this, around 15 mins in total thanks to this thread.
Drill 4 spots, medium size flat screwdriver in hole, move from side to side, you can hear the tabs drop break off, then pull.
Hardest bit was putting new one in, but a very satisfying job to do.

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