Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 120 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 318 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i, BMW 3 Convertible (E93) 320 i, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 i, BMW 1 Convertible (E88) 120 i, BMW X1 (E84) sDrive 18 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 118 i

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change fuel filter BMW 3 (E90) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E90. Tools you need:
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E90. Tools you need:
All-purpose cleaning spray
Drive socket # 8
Drive socket # 13
Torx bit T20
Fluid container
Flat screwdriver
Crow bar
Ratchet wrench
Wheel chock
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BMW 3 Touring (E91) 318 i
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BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i
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BMW X1 (E84) sDrive 18 i
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BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 120 i
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BMW 1 Convertible (E88) 120 i
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BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i
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BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 118 i
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BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 i
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BMW 3 Convertible (E93) 320 i
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E90. Tip:
  • Ensure adequate ventilation of the workplace. Fuel vapors are poisonous.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E90. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. How to change Fuel Filter on BMW E90 2006 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the fuel door.
    Step 2
    Unscrew the fuel filler cap.
    Step 3
    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
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    Step 4
    Unscrew fixing bolts of the protective cover. Use a drive socket #8.Use a ratchet wrench.
  3. BMW E90 320i 2.0 2008 Fuel Filter replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 5
    Remove the protective cover.
  4. Changing Fuel Filter on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318i 2.0 2009 by yourself
    Step 6
    Prepare a container for fluids.
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    Step 7
    Treat the fasteners attaching the tubes to the fuel filter.Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
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    Step 8
    Loosen the fuel filter clamps.Use a flat screwdriver.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Fuel Filter replacement on BMW E90 325d 3.0 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Step 9
    Remove the snap ring of the fuel pressure regulator retainer clip.
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    Step 10
    Detach the fuel pressure regulator from the fuel filter.Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E90. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Be careful! Fuel may leak from the filter housing and hoses.
  9. Changing of Fuel Filter on BMW E90 2008 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 11
    Loosen the fuel filter mounting.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 12
    Disconnect the fuel supply lines from the fuel filter.
  11. Replacing Fuel Filter on BMW E90 2010 320d 2.0 by yourself
    Step 13
    Unscrew the fastener of the fuel filter bracket.Use Torx T20.Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. 3 Saloon (E90) 325i 2.5 2011 Fuel Filter DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 14
    Remove the fuel filter.Put the old filter cartridge in the container.
  13. How to change Fuel Filter on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 15
    Install a new fuel filter.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E90. AUTODOC recommends:
    Remember, it is important not to mix up the input and output of the filter. Arrows on the filter indicate the direction of fuel flow.During installation, take care to prevent dust and dirt from getting into the fuel filter housing.Attention! Use quality filters – BMW E90.
    Step 16
    Connect the fuel supply lines to the fuel filter.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW E90 2007 325i 2.5 Fuel Filter
    Step 17
    Tighten the fuel supply line fastening.Use a flat screwdriver.
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    Step 18
    Install the bracket on the fuel filter.
  16. How to change Fuel Filter on BMW E90 2006 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 19
    Tighten the fastener of the fuel filter bracket.Use Torx T20.Use a ratchet wrench.
  17. How to replace BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320d 2.0 2007 Fuel Filter - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 20
    Tighten the fuel filter fasteners. Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
  18. BMW E90 320i 2.0 2008 Fuel Filter replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 21
    Attach the fuel pressure regulator to the fuel filter.Install the snap ring of the fuel pressure regulator's retainer clip.
  19. Changing Fuel Filter on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318i 2.0 2009 by yourself
    Step 22
    Take the fluid container away from under the fuel filter.
  20. How to remove BMW 3 SERIES 325i 2.5 2010 Fuel Filter - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 23
    Install the protective cover.
  21. How to replace Fuel Filter on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 2011: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 24
    Tighten fixing bolts of the protective cover. Use a drive socket #8.Use a ratchet wrench.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Fuel Filter replacement on BMW E90 325d 3.0 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Step 25
    Lower the car.
  23. Need to know how to renew Fuel Filter on BMW 3 SERIES ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 26
    Tighten the fuel filler cap.
    Step 27
    Close the fuel door.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E90. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Before starting off, switch the ignition on and off several times. This should be done to activate the fuel pump to make it pump fuel through the fuel system.
    Step 28
    Run the engine for a few minutes.This is necessary in order to make sure that the component operates properly.
  24. Changing of Fuel Filter on BMW E90 2008 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 29
    Shut off the engine.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E90. Tip:
    To protect the environment from pollution, be sure to dispose of the used filters at special collection points.
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