Replace BMW Fuel Filter - Replacing a BMW fuel filter is easily done with a few simple tools and a little instruction. Some recommendations: Do this job when the fuel tank is nearly empty and use some kind of pan to catch the remaining fuel in the filter. Consider replacing some of the rubber hose and rusty hose clamps when you perform a BMW fuel filter change.

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Replacing an under-car fuel filter on a BMW - How To
BLOG ARTICLE: All of the items shown in these videos are available in our online store at Need additional tech help? Please visit our tech blog for thousands of Tech and DIY BMW and MINI articles at: "Like" us on Facebook - "Follow" us on Twitter - "Subscribe" to us on YouTube - Visit our online store - This DIY How-To video shows how to change a typical BMW "under car" fuel filter as used on most BMWs up through the mid-2000s. There are various under car filter mounting locations, this video specifically shows the E46 3-series 99-05, but can be used as a general guide for all under car filter applications. The Bentley Publishing repair manual for the specific BMW or MINI model being serviced, will detail the filter location and model specific procedures Click link for fuel filters: Click link for Fuel filter install kit: Click link for Bentley repair manuals: Click link for Hose clamp flex driver: Click link for Hose pinch pliers: Click link for Fuel and oil drain pan: Click link for Garage Guard floor protectors: Click link for Pig Mat absorbent pads: .--- Most BMWs up until the latest models have the fuel filters mounted under the vehicle. Many of the latest BMW and MINI models have the fuel filter mounted inside the fuel tank. In this DIY we will be looking at the under-car filter replacement. When preparing to change the fuel filter, most models will require that you lift one end or one side of the vehicle for access. Click link to go to our DIY article on how to properly jack and support a typical BMW: As a side note, since we do not have to remove any wheels or suspension components, it is often more convenient to run the front or rear of the vehicle up onto ramps. Once we have the vehicle properly, and safely, raised up off the ground we can start the filter replacement procedure. Below, are the general steps that will apply to all under-car fuel filter replacements. -------- All products noted in this video can be purchased in our online store,, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are also welcome to e-mail us at or call into our headquarters and speak to our knowledgeable advisors at (800) 535-2002 (Mon.-Thurs. 8AM to 9PM EST, Fri. 8AM to 7PM EST, and Sat. 9AM to 4PM EST

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BMW E46: Fuel Filter and Pressure Regulator Vacuum Line Replacement
Learn how to remove and replace your BMW fuel filter with built-in pressure regulator. These fuel filters also include a vacuum line that can crack and cause a vacuum leak. Vacuum line repair procedure begins from the start. Fuel filter replacement procedure (beginning with learning how to remove the pesky fuel filter cover) begins at 11:02. I welcome your questions and comments. This was my first instructional video, and although it's a bit on the long side and I talk a bit too much, all the information you need to successfully remove and replace your fuel filter is here. (The white Chrysler in the driveway was a friend's.)

Fuel Filter Replacing and Maintenance on a BMW 328i e36
Here's a short video of the steps needed to replace the fuel filter. Many people have pointed out that you could remove the fuse for the fuel pump, and then run the car until it dies to remove the pressure and fuel from the line prior to removing. That's a great tip and definitely something I will try next time. If that sounds complicated, however, you can certainly do what I did in the video. The amount of gas is not a problem.