When to replace the Fuel Filter on your BMW 5 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Fuel filter : 12 month / 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 535 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 xd, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 535 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 xd, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 xd, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d xDrive, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d xDrive View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change fuel filter BMW E60 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Fuel Filter for 5 Saloon (E60) and other BMW models
Tools
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E60. Tools you need:
All-purpose cleaning spray
Drive socket # 10
Torx bit T40
Ratchet wrench
Fluid container
Flat Screwdriver
Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E60. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • Ensure adequate ventilation of the workplace. Fuel vapors are poisonous.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW E60 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  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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    Remove the snap ring of the fuel pressure regulator retainer clip. Use a flat screwdriver.
  4. Step 4
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    Loosen the fastening clamp of the fuel filter pipe. Use a flat screwdriver.
  5. Step 5
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    Loosen the fuel filter mounting. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  6. Step 6
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    Detach the tubes from the fuel filter.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E60. AUTODOC recommends:
    Be careful! Fuel may leak from the filter housing and hoses.
  7. Step 7
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    Remove the fuel filter. Put the old filter cartridge in the container.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the fuel filter bracket fixing bolts. Use Torx T40. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the fuel filter fastening bracket.
  10. Step 10
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    Install the fuel filter fastening bracket.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Fuel Filter on BMW E60 2001 530d 3.0 by yourself
    Screw the fixing bolts of the fuel filter bracket. Use Torx T40. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 12
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    Install a new fuel filter.
    Replacement: fuel filter – BMW E60. 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 E60 – It's important to only use high-quality filters.
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