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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,440 miles

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1998 BMW 528 engine problems

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1998 BMW 528 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 052003

528 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,440 miles


After having the vehicle serviced and a powersteering hose replaced, the vehicle was loosing a lot of fuel in the engine compartment (7 gallons in 10 miles). It turned out to be a fuel line connection on the drivers side in the engine compartment that was not fully connected and sprayed fuel out. The connection is a factory standard quick connect type.. in my opinion, fuel lines should not be of this type of quick connection, since failure to properly connect the lines may have detrimental results. Fuel lines should have threaded or similar type of connection. Once disconnected they would require an effort in connecting and may not result in an inadvertant oversight. In my case, it just sprayed out lots of fuel in a short amount of time while driving.

- Atascadero, CA, USA

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