When to replace the Fuel Filter on your BMW 5 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Fuel filter : 12 month / 15000 km
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

All the parts you need to replace – Fuel Filter for 5 Saloon (E34) and other BMW models
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW 5 (E34). Tools you might need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Fluid container
Drive socket # 5.5
Drive socket # 8
Drive socket # 10
HEX bit No.H5.
Ratchet wrench
Clip removal tool
Fender cover
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW 5 (E34). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • Ensure adequate ventilation of the workplace. Fuel vapors are poisonous.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW 5 (E34) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the fuel door.
    Step 2
    Unscrew the fuel filler cap.
    Step 3
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 4
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 5
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    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
  2. Step 6
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the underbody cover panel. Use a drive socket #10. Use a drive socket #8. Use a ratchet wrench.
  3. Step 7
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    Remove the clips of the underbody cover panel. Use a clip removal tool.
  4. Step 8
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    Remove the underbody cover panel.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW 5 (E34). Tip:
    Do not apply excessive force when removing the part. Otherwise you may damage it.
  5. Step 9
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    Clean the fasteners of the fuel supply lines. Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  6. Step 10
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    Prepare a container for fluids.
  7. Step 11
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    Unscrew the fastener attaching the fuel supply line to the fuel filter housing. Use a drive socket #5.5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 12
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    Disconnect the fuel supply lines from the fuel filter.
  9. Step 13
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    Clean the fuel filter mounting bracket. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 14
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    Loosen the fuel filter mounting. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 15
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    Remove the fuel filter.
  12. Step 16
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    Install a new fuel filter.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW 5 (E34). Tip from AUTODOC:
    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.BMW 5 (E34) – It's important to only use high-quality filters.
  13. Step 17
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    Connect the fuel supply lines to the fuel filter.
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