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:
BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 318 is, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 328 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 318 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 318 is, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) M3 3.2, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) M3 3.0, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) M3 3.2 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change fuel filter BMW E36 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E36. Tools you need:
Nylon cleaning brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Drive socket # 7
Drive socket # 8
Drive socket # 10
Ratchet wrench
Fluid container
Wheel chock
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E36. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • Ensure adequate ventilation of the workplace. Fuel vapors are poisonous.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E36. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the fuel door.
  2. Step 2
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    Unscrew the fuel filler cap.
  3. Step 3
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  4. Step 4
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    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
  5. Step 5
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the plastic car body protective cover. Use a drive socket #8. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the plastic car body protective cover.
  7. Step 7
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    Loosen the fastening clamps of the fuel filter pipes. Use a drive socket #7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 8
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    Detach the tubes from the fuel filter.
  9. Step 9
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    Unscrew the fuel filter bracket. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 10
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    Prepare a container for fluids.
  11. Step 11
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    Clean the fuel lines. Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  12. Step 12
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    Disconnect the fuel supply lines from the fuel filter.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the fuel filter.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E36. AUTODOC recommends:
    Be careful! Fuel may leak from the filter housing and hoses.
  14. Step 14
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    Install a new fuel filter.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E36. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    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.Take care to only use quality filters.
  15. Step 15
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    Connect the fuel lines to the new fuel filter.
  16. Step 16
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    Tighten the fastening clamps of the fuel filter pipes. Use a drive socket #7. Use a ratchet wrench.
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