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Old Wed, Sep-17-2008, 11:28:19 PM   #11
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I think the main reaso that BMW considers the pump non-servicable is because it operates at such high pressure. I mean there is a pressure sensor that tells it to kick on and off and that could go bad and you would have to scrap the entire pump. But do you think BMW wants to replace that sensor and try to get it to seal up at 1200psi?

I got my pump and a liter of CHF11 or whatever the fluid is from Tischner for about $1500 but then had BMW put it in. Pondered buying the tool and doing it myself but decided against it.
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Old Sat, Sep-20-2008, 11:15:02 PM   #12
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ok, posting a diy here was very frustrating. so i want to thank my good friend for helping me create and host this DIY:
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Old Tue, Sep-23-2008, 11:48:37 PM   #13
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ok, posting a diy here was very frustrating. so i want to thank my good friend for helping me create and host this DIY:
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SMG pump replacement DIY
Very thorough and detailed DIY write-up. Thank you.
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Old Wed, Sep-24-2008, 12:54:42 AM   #14
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Old Wed, Sep-24-2008, 05:44:00 AM   #15
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Awesome DIY. Very detailed. But damn such a PITA to get to the SMG pump.
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Good job! Nice write up
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nice DIY!
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Old Tue, Sep-30-2008, 07:14:46 PM   #18
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Awesome write up.

PEOPLE please make sure that you try replacing the SMG Relay before trying this. In some cases this is the problem, so replacing a $14 relay can solve the problem. I had a dealer tell me that I had to replace the SMG pump.
I told them to give me a day to think about it and i did some homework. I called them back and insisted that they replace the SMG relay and that I was coming to get the car to try and do the pump myself. Well when I picked up the car they told me the SMG relay was loose and now the car is fine... So please try that first guys, could save a bunch of $ and time!!!
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Awesome write up.

PEOPLE please make sure that you try replacing the SMG Relay before trying this. In some cases this is the problem, so replacing a $14 relay can solve the problem. I had a dealer tell me that I had to replace the SMG pump.
I told them to give me a day to think about it and i did some homework. I called them back and insisted that they replace the SMG relay and that I was coming to get the car to try and do the pump myself. Well when I picked up the car they told me the SMG relay was loose and now the car is fine... So please try that first guys, could save a bunch of $ and time!!!
Yup. absolutely correct. Unfortunately, in my case it really was the failed pump.
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Great DIY! Thanks! I will be doing this soon.
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