When to replace the Fuel Filter on your BMW 1 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Fuel filter : 12 month / 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 120 d, BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 116 d, BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 118 d, BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 116 d, BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 123 d, BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 120 d, BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 118 d, BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 120 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

All the parts you need to replace – Fuel Filter for 1 Hatchback (E81) and other BMW models
Tools
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW 1 (E81). Tools you need:
All-purpose cleaning spray
Drive socket # 10
Torx bit T40
Ratchet wrench
Fluid container
Flat Screwdriver
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW 1 (E81). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • Ensure adequate ventilation of the workplace. Fuel vapors are poisonous.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW 1 (E81) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
    Step 2
    How to change Fuel Filter on BMW E81 2006 - free PDF and video manuals
    Prepare a container for fluids.
  2. Step 3
    How to replace BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 118d 2.0 2007 Fuel Filter - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Remove the snap ring of the fuel pressure regulator retainer clip. Use a flat screwdriver.
  3. Step 4
    BMW E81 120 d 2008 Fuel Filter replacement: free workshop manuals
    Loosen the fastening clamp of the fuel filter pipe. Use a flat screwdriver.
  4. Step 5
    Changing Fuel Filter on BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 116 i 2009 by yourself
    Loosen the fuel filter mounting. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 6
    How to remove BMW 1 SERIES 118i 2.0 2010 Fuel Filter - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Detach the tubes from the fuel filter.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW 1 (E81). AUTODOC recommends:
    Be careful! Fuel may leak from the filter housing and hoses.
  6. Step 7
    How to replace Fuel Filter on BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 2011: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the fuel filter. Put the old filter cartridge in the container.
  7. Step 8
    How hard is it to do yourself: Fuel Filter replacement on BMW E81 116i 2.0 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Unscrew the fuel filter bracket fixing bolts. Use Torx T40. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 9
    Need to know how to renew Fuel Filter on BMW 1 SERIES 2007? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Remove the fuel filter fastening bracket.
  9. Step 10
    Changing of Fuel Filter on BMW E81 2008 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Install the fuel filter fastening bracket.
  10. Step 11
    BMW 1 SERIES 118d 2.0 Fuel Filter replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Screw the fixing bolts of the fuel filter bracket. Use Torx T40. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 12
    Replacing Fuel Filter on BMW E81 2010 118d 2.0 by yourself
    Install a new fuel filter.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW 1 (E81). Tip from AUTODOC:
    Make sure that the fuel filter is positioned correctly. Consider the fuel flow direction mark.During installation, take care to prevent dust and dirt from getting into the fuel filter housing.BMW 1 (E81) – It's important to only use high-quality filters.
Was this manual helpful?
Please rate this manual on a scale from 1 to 5. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us.
Users voted – 0
Your profile is your personal assistant.

It can track car expenses, keep a car log and replacement schedule, and save favourite materials, notes and documents

Install the AUTODOC CLUB app!
Your personal car expenses manager, maintenance tips, reminders about upcoming appointments and service intervals, DIY repair instructions – all this on your phone.
BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) Fuel Filter replace by yourself - Scan QR-code and download AUTODOC CLUB app
Scan

To download the app:

  • - scan the QR code
  • - download from App Store
  • - download from Google Play
DIY BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) Fuel Filter replacement - online guide
Tips & tricks for your BMW 1 Hatchback (E81)
View more
  • How to change Fuel filters on BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 116d 2.0 - replacement tricks
    5 car interior cleaning mistakes | AUTODOC tips
  • Changing Inline fuel filter BMW E81 118d 2.0 - Replacement Tips
    Top 5 brake repair mistakes | AUTODOC tips
  • Maintenance Hacks - BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 120 d Fuel filters replacement guide
    4 reasons why your CHECK ENGINE light is on | AUTODOC tips
  • Replace Inline fuel filter on BMW E81 - free video tips
    Car checks you need to carry out on your car after the winter | AUTODOC tips