When to replace the Air Filter on your BMW 3 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Air filter : 12 month / 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 si, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Air Filter for 3 Saloon (E90) and other BMW models
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Air filter
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Air Filter Housing Cover
Tools
Replacement: air filter – BMW E90. Tools you might need:
Torx bit T25
Drive socket # 10
Ratchet wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Microfibre towel
Fender cover
Replacement: air filter – BMW E90. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Follow the terms, recommendations and requirements of the part operation provided by the manufacturer.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW E90 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Remove the air intake hose.
  3. Step 4
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    Unplug the mass air flow sensor connector. Use a flat screwdriver.
  4. Step 5
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    Detach the air intake hose clamp. Use a flat screwdriver.
  5. Step 6
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    Disconnect the air intake pipe from the air filter housing. Use a flat screwdriver.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew the filter housing fastening bolts. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
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    Unscrew the clamp that fastens the air filter hose to the throttle body. Use a flat screwdriver.
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the air filter housing.
  9. Step 10
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    Undo the fastening screws of the air filter cover. Use Torx T25. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 11
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    Take off the filter lid. Use a flat screwdriver.
  11. Step 12
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    Remove the filter element from the filter housing.
  12. Step 13
    Clean the air filter cover and housing.
    Replacement: air filter – BMW E90. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Before cleaning the air filter cover and housing, cover the air duct parts, mass airflow sensor (if available), throttle valve with a clean cloth.
    Step 14
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    Insert a new filter element into the filter housing. Make sure that the filter edge fits tight to the housing.
    Replacement: air filter – BMW E90. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Check out the correct location of the filter element. Do not skew.Attention! Use quality filters – BMW E90.During installation, make sure to prevent dust and dirt from getting into the air filter housing.
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