Fuel gauge strip

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zzwenn
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Fuel gauge strip

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Hi all,


did you have the problem that the fuel gauge didn't work for you and it's the old models with an electronic strip rather than a float? Mine failed to work when - rather inconveniently - the tank was less than ¼ full. There is a trick where you can use a piezo lighter electric charge to wake the faulty fuel strip up. Just did mine and it worked :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNRRy1yCpHc
has it all.
Took me about 20 min to do whilst procrastinating about ½ a year to actually get going giving it a shot.


Cheers!
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I do mine regularly works ok  I ran out too with 1/4 tank displayed
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apparently there is now a OEM fix for this. Difficult to get hold of due to demand and won’t be a FOC replacement. It’s on back order, I’ve asked my local BMW workshop to let me know when it becomes available. I might try the piezo zapping technique but I’d feel more reassured with a pukka replacement.
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BBT6000 wrote: Sat Oct 29, 2022 2:23 pm apparently there is now a OEM fix for this. Difficult to get hold of due to demand and won’t be a FOC replacement. It’s on back order, I’ve asked my local BMW workshop to let me know when it becomes available. I might try the piezo zapping technique but I’d feel more reassured with a pukka replacement.
What is this OEM fix?
Trust me am a retired Doctor and lecturer at Oxford University of Structural and Mechanical engineering.
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I have a 2009 RT which is getting a 'new design' fuel strip fitted in a couple of weeks

The parts manager said that BMW had improved the strip so the issues will not re-occur.

He didnt say what the 'improvements' were, but it does have a different part number. Costs $325 AUD plus fitting/ calibrating

I will see how it lasts

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So highway robbery given that the original faulty design is causing the problem... I hope my 2011 model doesn't have a fuel strip.
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Post by simbo »

Marvin2Shoes wrote: Fri Nov 11, 2022 10:30 am I hope my 2011 model doesn't have a fuel strip.
They changed to a fuel float in late 2010, so you shouldn't have a problem :thumb:
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I also have a 2011 which ran out of with 90 miles showing on the gauge. So don’t know if I have a strip or float.
I’am watching closely to see the best fix for this.
As I’m reading everything seems like a temporary or unreliable fix even with a new part.
So is this true Bmw has a new new part?
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My dealer told me the part (fuel strip) has been ' improved and updated ' to stop the issues that occured previously

It has a different part number as well
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