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Old 04-10-2012, 08:17 AM
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540i Fuel Filters

How difficult is it to change the fuel filters on a 95 540i? How do you approach it?
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:23 AM
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:13 AM
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Just a footnote, the DYI is for a single filter system if you have two filters you will have quad t-shaped connectors which might break if you have not changed it in a while.. it's also a bitch to get hoses off on a corroded system without clearance so jack it as high as you can.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:47 PM
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I wish I could do that, but I dont have a lift and crawling on the ground gives me gravel burn.

But if you can lift the thing up, then its fairly easy. They are flush against the center of the car. Sticking right out in the open. For using a lift, Bmw cca has monthly free self service days that are useful for this kind of undercarriage work.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:20 PM
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Ya I have dual filters
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Another footnote- instead of clamping the hoses and risking cracking them, relieve the pressure in the system by running the car and pulling the fuel pump fuse until the car stalls out.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:31 PM
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Another footnote- instead of clamping the hoses and risking cracking them, relieve the pressure in the system by running the car and pulling the fuel pump fuse until the car stalls out.
It will still shoot out, running with no fuse works much better for front end hoses :P If your hoses crack from clamping.. time to replace them IMHO
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:08 PM
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So I gotta hurry up and swap the filters so fuel does leak everywhere? Sounds like it. BMW shop said I will notice a difference when I change these. Any validation on that?
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:15 AM
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So I gotta hurry up and swap the filters so fuel does leak everywhere? Sounds like it. BMW shop said I will notice a difference when I change these. Any validation on that?
If you changed them 100,000+ miles ago or have dirty fuel due to rusting tank yes... otherwise I doubt it.

No shop should tell you you will notice difference like it's a fact because it's simply not true.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:34 PM
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I honestly think they are original. Unless it was part of the maintenance plan when the car was new. It has 126,xxx on it now so it should be a difference?

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