When to replace the Fuel Filter on your BMW 3 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Fuel filter : 12 month / 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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

Tools
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW 3 Coupe (E46). Tools you need:
All-purpose cleaning spray
Drive socket # 10
Torx bit T40
Ratchet wrench
Fluid container
Flat Screwdriver
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW 3 Coupe (E46). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • Ensure adequate ventilation of the workplace. Fuel vapors are poisonous.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW 3 Coupe (E46) – 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
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    Prepare a container for fluids.
  2. Step 3
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    Remove the snap ring of the fuel pressure regulator retainer clip. Use a flat screwdriver.
  3. Step 4
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    Loosen the fastening clamp of the fuel filter pipe. Use a flat screwdriver.
  4. Step 5
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    Loosen the fuel filter mounting. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 6
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    Detach the tubes from the fuel filter.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW 3 Coupe (E46). AUTODOC recommends:
    Be careful! Fuel may leak from the filter housing and hoses.
  6. Step 7
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    Remove the fuel filter. Put the old filter cartridge in the container.
  7. Step 8
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    Unscrew the fuel filter bracket fixing bolts. Use Torx T40. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the fuel filter fastening bracket.
  9. Step 10
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    Install the fuel filter fastening bracket.
  10. Step 11
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    Screw the fixing bolts of the fuel filter bracket. Use Torx T40. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 12
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    Install a new fuel filter.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW 3 Coupe (E46). 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 3 Coupe (E46) – It's important to only use high-quality filters.
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