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Old Fri, Sep-25-2009, 07:13:55 PM   #11
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Subscribed and nice job with this DIY!

Where did you find the part numbers for the filter and washers? I looked on RealOEM and could not find the numbers.
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Subscribed and nice job with this DIY!

Where did you find the part numbers for the filter and washers? I looked on RealOEM and could not find the numbers.
Remove the dashes between the numbers.
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Remove the dashes between the numbers.
OK, I got it now.
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Old Sat, Sep-26-2009, 12:13:50 AM   #14
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could've used this a few months ago before i broke that damn white plastic collar and had to buy a whole new rear fuel line.....
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Thanks for this, great pictures & comments... I could have used this a few months ago.
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Ok, so this DIY fuel filter change couldn't have come at a better time. I've had the fuel filter for a few weeks now...not sure exactly how to DIY. Then with this, I had the confidence to just do it. Also ordered the washers from my local BMW dealership, only 44 cents!!! I bought 2 just incase I lost one.

So onto the project: jacking up the car was its usual PITA, I only ended up jacking up the driver's side like in the pics.

Removing the panels was a PITA, all the little 8 mm bolts everywhere. The panels also fit like a jigsaw puzzle.

Here's the real PITA, unscrewing the filter from the fuel regulator. I used a 19mm wrench and adjustable wrench but it was tight!!! I sprayed some WD40 on the nut to loosen it up . I just used needle nose pliers on the white clips on the other end.

So if you are doing this with jacks, prepared for a really uncomfortable time on your back, with fuel fumes, and working in tight cramp spaces.

Having a lift would've made this 100X easier...
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Having a lift would make it easier, no doubt!

The filter was ungodly tight onto the fuel pressure regulator. It took a good amount of force to loosen mine, and I now have a nice size bruise on my arm from smacking against the chassis once it snapped loose. But remember, when tightening it back up it doesn't need anywhere near that much force. I learned that after 2 copper washers.
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Having a lift would make it easier, no doubt!

The filter was ungodly tight onto the fuel pressure regulator. It took a good amount of force to loosen mine, and I now have a nice size bruise on my arm from smacking against the chassis once it snapped loose. But remember, when tightening it back up it doesn't need anywhere near that much force. I learned that after 2 copper washers.

Yeah, at one point, I thought the filter was welded on. A hit of WD40 helped.

At the end though, I'm glad I did it myself thanks to your guide
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