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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 07-17-2009, 11:22 AM
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I want to get a new fuel filter for my car. I have been looking on ebay because my dealer wants $116 for a new one. I saw this one and the seller says its new but it doesnt look like it is. Wanted to see what everyone else thinks. I dont want to bid on this and its not. also what is a good fuel filter to get, does it matter as long as it has a regulator?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/OEM-B...Q5fAccessories


The link above from the same seller is 39.99 and then list another one for 54.99 same one, does this seller seem fishy?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/OEM-B...Q5fAccessories

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Old 07-17-2009, 11:42 AM
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The seller looks legit. Send him an email and if he respondsm you will know the what the difference is, and that he's legit.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:13 PM
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$38.76 for OEM from Turner. Respected and very fast shipping.
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I want to get a new fuel filter for my car. I have been looking on ebay because my dealer wants $116 for a new one. I saw this one and the seller says its new but it doesnt look like it is. Wanted to see what everyone else thinks. I dont want to bid on this and its not. also what is a good fuel filter to get, does it matter as long as it has a regulator?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/OEM-B...Q5fAccessories


The link above from the same seller is 39.99 and then list another one for 54.99 same one, does this seller seem fishy?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/OEM-B...Q5fAccessories
I think you are just seeing the rubber gasket around the filter body in the photo.

I would order the one from Turner or autohausaz, myself.

Are you sure it's the right filter, though? I thought there were two kinds, one with the internal regulator and one without.

I'd check www.realoem.com to make sure of the part no. The one I used was 13-32-7-512-019. EDIT - looks like the right part no. Ignore all this.

My notes, FWIW:

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Are you sure it's the right filter, though? I thought there were two kinds, one with the internal regulator and one without.
E46:323,328 1995-2000 (Internal regulator you spoke of)
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...ID=13321740985

E46:325,330 2001-2005 (External regulator)
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...ID=13327512019
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I bought one 30 min ago. Mahle fuel filter - $35
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