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 Convertible (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 330 Ci, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 320 Ci, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 325 Ci, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 318 Ci View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change fuel filter BMW 3 (E46) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E46 convertible. Tools you might need:
WD-40 spray
Round-nose pliers
Fluid container
Drive socket # 7
Drive socket # 10
Ratchet wrench
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E46 convertible. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Ensure adequate ventilation of the workplace. Fuel vapors are poisonous.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E46 convertible. Use the following procedure:
  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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    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
  4. Step 4
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    Treat the fasteners attaching the tubes to the fuel filter. Use WD-40 spray.
  5. Step 5
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    Prepare a container for fluids.
  6. Step 6
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    Loosen the fastening clamps of the fuel filter pipes. Use a drive socket #7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 7
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    Detach the tubes from the fuel filter. Use round-nose pliers.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E46 convertible. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Be careful! Fuel may leak from the filter housing and hoses.
  8. Step 8
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    Loosen the fuel filter mounting. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the fuel filter fastening bracket.
  10. Step 10
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    Detach the tubes from the fuel filter. Use round-nose pliers.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the fuel filter. Put the old filter cartridge in the container.
  12. Step 12
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    Install a new fuel filter.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E46 convertible. 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 E46 convertible – It's important to only use high-quality filters.
  13. Step 13
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    Attach the tubes to the fuel filter.
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