http://www.AutoWerksofAmerica.com - 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.
BMW e46 Fuel Filter Replacement.wmv
How to replace a fuel filter in a 2004 BMW 330i. This is the same
procedure for all 1999-2005 3 series BMWs. Recommended at 60k or during
Service II, but can be done more often. It's a simple half hour procedure.
Wear eye protection and nitrile gloves, work outdoors or in a well
Part 1: Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid & Filter On A BMW/MINI
blog.BavAuto.com -- Most people think that because BMW and MINI call their
transmission fluids "Lifetime" or "Extended Service" it doesn't have to be
changed. Not true. To get the most out of your transmission and avoid a
costly, catastrophic failure, you should change the fluid and filter every
50,000 miles. Watch Bavarian Otto demonstrate how to do this on a BMW E39
(5 series 97 thru 03). You'll find the specific fluid and filter your
BMW/MINI needs in our online store at www.BavAuto.com.
Chemical Guys - How To: Headlight Restoration
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-Chemical Guys GAP_V34_16 - V34 Optical Grade Hybrid Compound (16 oz)
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Chemical Guys Tech Talk shows you the professional way to restore plastic
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polishing power to remove the sanding scratches and restore the crystal
clear appearance to the headlight.
To protect the headlight from feature fading from sun damage, we use a coat
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HOW TO: BMW E46 M3 Oil Change (2001 to 2006 Model Years)
It's rewarding to do work on your own M3 and Oil Changes are one of the
easiest things you can do. I hope my comprehensive DIY instructions can
give you the confidence needed to do your own oil change.
Feel free to comment below and thumbs up this video so that I know to make
more just like them in the future.
I suggest watching this video at least once before you actually start
changing your oil.
Ramps or Jack/Jackstands & Chock Block
3/8" ratchet with extension
6mm allen/hex socket
Torque wrench (18 ft lbs)
SCOTT Shop Towels
Oil drain pan w/ 7qt minimum capacity
Peake Research R5/FCX3-16 Tool (for oil interval reset)
(6) liters - Castrol TWS 10W-60 Oil (Part #07510009420)
(1) - Mahle Oil Filter Kit (Part #OX187D)
Turner Motorsport does a great job keeping the oil & oil filter prices
cheap. Be sure to check them out when ordering -
For everything else, I usually find Amazon.com to be the cheapest (& Tax
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SCOTT Shop Towels can be found at Costco for a reasonable price.
And make sure you hit up http://www.blackstone-labs.com/ if would like to
have your oil professionally tested. You can get a Free Test Kit here -
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they've done countless tests for me over the years)
Here's my video for resetting the oil service interval -
Feel free to post any comments or questions that you might have.
Don't forget to like this video and subscribe to my channel so I know to
make more videos. Cheers!
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because they fit perfectly, are not permanent, install in minutes and are
Our roundels are computer cut out of the highest quality materials to
precisely fit over all (and only) the blue area of your roundels.
All roundels are backed with a 1-year warranty against fading, peeling, or
any other defect. These made to withstand all weather conditions and are
removed with ease if you're required to do so.
Replacing BMW/MINI Brake Pads
Watch how easy it it to change the brake pads in your BMW or MINI! Bavarian
Otto shows you how to do it yourself and save over what a dealer would
charge. We carry a variety of brake pads, from stock replacement to
performance upgrades. You'll find them in our online store --
Changing The Power Steering Filter & Fluid On A BMW
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blog for thousands of Tech and DIY BMW and MINI articles at:
In this DIY and How-To video, we'll show you how to change the power
steering fluid and filter on a later model BMW or MINI. Follow along as we
replace the reservoir/filter and flush the fluid on a 2001 330xi,
The power steering fluid and filter are one of the most overlooked
preventive maintenance areas on most BMWs and MINIs. (Think about it --
when did you ever changed the power steering fluid on any vehicle?) On
BMWs, this system provides Boost not
just for the steering but often for the power brakes and self-leveling
suspensions, as well. Time and time again, we'll look at the power steering
fluid in a BMW or MINI and it is filthy! (Running on old, degraded fluid
will shorten the useful life of the steering rack/gearbox, brake Booster, fluid pump, etc.) The fluid should be
bright, clear red or, depending on the application, just clean and clear
One of the reasons this system gets overlooked is that there is no direct
provision for changing the fluid; therefore the job is a bit more tedious.
But it is not so tedious that it should be ignored. We recommend a biennial
(every other year) or 50,000-mile fluid change for the power Boost system. Additionally, most systems have
a fluid filter incorporated into the fluid reservoir. (A lot of mechanics
do not even know that this filter exists!) Change the filter when changing
the fluid. (This is also a great time to replace any leaking power steering
hoses.) There are three different fluids used in BMWs and MINIs; the
correct fluid is typically noted on a label on the reservoir cap. We can
assist in determining the proper filter and fluid for your BMW or MINI.
Fluid transfer pump:
Hose clamp driver:
Pig Mat, oil absorbent mats:
Scrubs In A Bucket hand cleaner wipes:
Power steering fluid (Dexron-III, in this case):
Power steering reservoir/filter:
Hose and hose clamps:
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BMW 325i Ugly Hazy Headlight Restoration by Headlight Restoration Service Florida
This BMW 325i headlights restoration took a doing. These headlights had
passed the yellow stage gone through the hazy cloudy stage of oxidation.
They were among the worst headlights that we have ever restore. Never the
less we were able to give these headlights a new look after our headlight
restoration service. Fixmyheadlights.com have been restoring headlights in
south Florida in the Miami Dade, Broward county area for the past 3 years.
The headlights in this video were restored in Lauderhill Florida close to
Coral Springs Tamarac and Sunrise. Mr Parks was very happy and pleased with
our headlight restoration service. His headlights in a like new look
condition dramatically improved the appearance of his car and also
increased his SAFETY as well.
2005 BMW E46 3-Series Control Arm Replacement
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In this video we'll show you how to replace the control arms and bushings
in a BMW E46. This job is also similar to other cars in the 3-series
lineup, including the E36.
Replacing BMW Spark Plugs & Ignition Coils
In less than an hour, you (yes, you!) can change the spark plugs and
ignition coils on your BMW, saving you a lot of money on labor. See how
easy it is in this video. All the spark plugs, ignition coils and connector
boots you need are available at http://www.bavauto.com/
See our DIY video for "pencil type" coils, for most BMWs from the mid-'00s
on. Click the link below:
Have a tech question about your BMW or MINI? Find the answer at
BMW E46 Fuel Filter and Pressure Regulator Vacuum Line Replacement
Detailed replacement procedure for fuel filters with built-in pressure
regulators. Also procedure for removing and repairing a leaking pressure
regulator vacuum line. Vacuum line procedure begins from the start. Fuel
filter replacement procedure begins at 11:02. Questions, comments and
constructive feedback are welcomed. Thanks. (P.S. The white Chrysler parked
next to my car was a friend's car, not one of mine, that I was helping
repair -- that space is usually occupied by my wife's truck.)
BMW Control Arm Bushing Replacement
View this BMW Repair Tech Tip - follow this link:
This video explains how to replace front control arm bushings on your BMW
E30, E36, or E46 3-series that is experiencing control arm bushing failure.
The vehicle that these are being replaced on is an E46 330ci, but the
procedure is the same for the E30 and E36 3-series. This particular E46
had 62,000 Miles on it at the time of this replacement.
Rear Wheel Bearing Removal With No Special Tools BMW 3 Series
I did the job with no special tools. Well, the only "special" tool I used
is found in your plumbing department.
Bearing Installation Video Here
How To Clean a Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF)
Here I demonstrate the simple steps involved with cleaning your mass
airflow sensor. In this particular case I was troubleshooting a rough idle
on a 2006 Chevy Colorado 3.5, but these steps can work for almost any
vehicle. If you have any questions feel free to post them and I will do my
best to help!
Here are some of the codes you might see related to your MAF:
P0100 Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Malfunction
P0101 Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range/Performance Problem
P0102 Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Low Input
P0103 Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit High Input
P0104 Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Intermittent
P0171 System too Lean (Bank 1)
P0172 System too Rich (Bank 1)
P0174 System too Lean (Bank 2)
P0175 System too Rich (Bank 2)