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 (E46) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 328 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 323 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 325 xi, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 323 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change fuel filter BMW E46 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Fuel Filter for 3 Saloon (E46) and other BMW models
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Tools
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E46. Tools you'll need:
Drive socket # 10
Ratchet wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Fluid container
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E46. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Ensure adequate ventilation of the workplace. Fuel vapors are poisonous.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E46. Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
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    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
  2. Step 2
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    Prepare a container for fluids.
  3. Step 3
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    Loosen the fuel filter mounting.Use a drive socket #10.Use a ratchet wrench.
  4. Step 4
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    Remove the fuel filter fastening bracket.
  5. Step 5
    Loosen the fastening clamps of the fuel filter pipes.Use a flat screwdriver.
    Step 6
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    Detach the tubes from the fuel filter.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW 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.
  7. Step 8
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    Put the old filter cartridge in the container.
  8. Step 9
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    Install a new fuel filter.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E46. Tip:
    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.Take care to only use quality filters.
  9. Step 10
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    Attach the tubes to the fuel filter.
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