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Old 01-04-2013, 08:18 PM
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Fuel Filter DIY

Does anyone know of a good DIY guide or video for changing the fuel filter? I've search the forums but can't seem to find anything. All I know at this point is that the rear seat has to be removed and the fuel filter is in the tank.
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See post #77 on this thread. It's one of the stickies. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho....php?p=7120742
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It's a bit involved. My Indy quoted me that he could do it in 30 minutes and a price of $140 ($90 filter and labor).

I'm not tacking this one...
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It is a bit involved, buy it sounds more complex than it is. Although I definitely would change 5 valve cover gaskets than one fuel filter. I did it myself in about two hours (had trouble removing the cap access to the tank) but once in there took 30 minutes to remove the old filter and put everything back together.
If you are not comfortable sticking your hands in dark, tight spaces and in contact with gasoline and gasoline smell, definitely have it done for that price! If I had to do it again I definitely had it done.
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It is a bit involved, buy it sounds more complex than it is. Although I definitely would change 5 valve cover gaskets than one fuel filter. I did it myself in about two hours (had trouble removing the cap access to the tank) but once in there took 30 minutes to remove the old filter and put everything back together.
If you are not comfortable sticking your hands in dark, tight spaces and in contact with gasoline and gasoline smell, definitely have it done for that price! If I had to do it again I definitely had it done.
I might have an indy do it then. I thought it would be easier - like the E46. Its cold as crap anyway right now and I don't have a garage. The last thing I want to do is get high of gas fumes while I'm shivering.
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