When to replace the Air Filter on your BMW Z3
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Air filter : 12 month / 15000 km
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW Z3 Coupe (E36) 2.8 i, BMW Z3 Coupe (E36) M, BMW Z3 Coupe (E36) 3.0 i, BMW Z3 Coupe (E36) M View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: air filter – BMW Z3 Coupe (E36). Tools you need:
Fender cover
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replacement: air filter – BMW Z3 Coupe (E36). Do not ignore the maintenance schedule, recommendations, and requirements specified by the manufacturer on the use of the car part.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: air filter – BMW Z3 Coupe (E36). Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Release the air filter cover clips.
  2. Step 4
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    Remove the air filter housing.
  3. Step 5
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    Clean the air filter cover and housing.
    Replacement: air filter – BMW Z3 Coupe (E36). 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.
  4. Step 6
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    Remove the filter element from the filter housing.
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