E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by Vinu » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:59 pm

I've got the same issue and I just called mu local dealer and they said to me it can cost between £30-260 what should I do

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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by Sonic1506 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:05 pm

Vinu wrote:I've got the same issue and I just called mu local dealer and they said to me it can cost between £30-260 what should I do

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DIY it bro using the guide :).

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Re: RE: Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by Vinu » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:16 pm

Sonic1506 wrote:
Vinu wrote:I've got the same issue and I just called mu local dealer and they said to me it can cost between £30-260 what should I do

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DIY it bro using the guide :).
You up for helping me...? I've never done something like this before, just the thought of me doing is making a bit of poo come out, lmao

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Post by Sonic1506 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:21 pm

Vinu wrote:You up for helping me...? I've never done something like this before, just the thought of me doing is making a bit of poo come out, lmao

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Looool :lol: :lol:. Worst case scenario we call Mak and be like... we're f*cked, help us! :lol: :lol:. Doesn't look too bad of a job.

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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by Vinu » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:22 pm

Lmao

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Post by Vinu » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:24 pm

Sonic1506 wrote:
Vinu wrote:You up for helping me...? I've never done something like this before, just the thought of me doing is making a bit of poo come out, lmao

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Looool Image Image. Worst case scenario we call Mak and be like... we're f*cked, help us! Image Image. Doesn't look too bad of a job.
I know it doesn't look that hard but I've never done something so easy that looks so hard, but think it's more of the fear of the unknown, think we can handle it, mak will just swear at us and laugh, then sort to problem out

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Post by Sonic1506 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:29 pm

Vinu wrote:I know it doesn't look that hard but I've never done something so easy that looks so hard, but think it's more of the fear of the unknown, think we can handle it, mak will just swear at us and laugh, then sort to problem out

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Loooooooooooooooooooooooooool this is true.

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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by bolind » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:02 am

Hey, BigC, can I just say a huge thank you for the guide.

Replaced mine this morning as the hinge had gone all limp dick on me. What a b**tard of a job.

Takeaways:
  • Put the metal fuel door away somewhere where you don't drop it on the concrete floor.
  • Wear snug but sturdy gloves for the removal phase. Glass fiber filled plastics are sharp and hard.
  • You will ruin the part taking it out. Try not to ruin anything else.
  • I did it completely without going in through the wheel arch, and I don't think it would have helped any.
  • It can help taking off the fuel cap at times, but be diligent about not dropping anything down the tank.
  • I'll bet you a brand new M steering wheel airbag that at the factory, this part is mounted before the tank.
  • Getting the new part in is a pain in the ****. Go slow, use pointy but not too pointy tools to gently persuade the rubber to go where it should be.
  • DON'T FORGET THE LOCKING PIN WHEN REASSEMBLING!
  • O-ring tools can help align the rubber gasket when the plastic part is seated.
  • The engineer that designed that hinge deserves eternity in hell where he does nothing but replace this exact part.

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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by Kevin McDonald » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:19 am

Cheers for the guide!
This is great news. This book of ra slot offers you more and more options while you are playing. Like they say, fortunate in a game of chance.

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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by cammerz » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:37 pm

I just replaced mine, was a rail pain getting the old one out. Now I've put the new one in it just isn't sitting flush with the body and looks worse than before :(

I've tried rotating it and pushing on it but it won't sit flush. I can even pull it away from the body slightly to see the plastic clip on the pot.
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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by Ktmpedro220 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:18 pm

It hasn't clicked in properly then. Make sure you give it a good push on the four points. Mine did it and then I realised it hadn't quite clicked in.

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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by cammerz » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:36 pm

Is it possible the rubber seal is preventing that from happening? I didn't take off the rear wheel and lining to get to the back of the fuel pot. it looks like it has a rubber collar that needs to be fed through the hole.
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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by cammerz » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:41 pm

You were right Ktmpedro220, took a good firm push until I heard some clicks and now it looks good as new! Apart from a few scuffs around the door lid when I dropped it taking off from the old pot :roll:
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Re: E87 Fuel Pot Spring Failure & Replacement

Post by Ktmpedro220 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:47 pm

Cool. Gutted about the scratches though.

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