BMW 3 SERIES Fuel System, Gasoline problems : 1.
The fuel Tank Support Strap Bracket On My 2000 bmw 323ci Coupe Snapped Off Without Warning. It Happened While Driving, I Noticed A Loud Metallic Grinding Sound Coming From Underneath The Car. I Stopped, And Noticed An 18 Inch Metal Strap Being Dragged Along The Ground, Still Attached At One End (rear End) Of The fuel Tank. The Front Side Of The Strap Had Disconnected From The Car And The fuel Tank On The Passenger Side Had Dropped Several Inches, And Was ‘dangling’ To Some Extent – It Bounced Up And Down When Pushed. The Weld That Broke Was Holding The Front Side Of The fuel Tank Support Strap, On The Passenger Side Of The Car. It Appears That A Small Amount Of Metal Had Torn Out Of The Frame That The Bracket Was Attached To. The Car Is Currently Being Repaired By A Mechanic. To Repair It, They Need To Remove The Entire fuel Tank And Weld The Bracket Back Onto The Frame, So That The Support Strap Can Be Re-attached. I Have Been Quoted $600. *tr
Mileage was 113000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBABM3348YJ. BMW 3 SERIES 2000 problem was reported in DEL MAR, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.
July 03, 2010
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