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The all new F15 BMW X5 started production August 2013 as a 2014 model year. The new X5 arrives in sDrive35i (RWD), xDrive35i, xDrive50i and a diesel xDrive 35d.

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Old 06-18-2017, 07:06 AM
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2014 X5d Fuel Filter Location

Hey guys!

I am hoping you guys have some insight on the location of the diesel fuel filter location on the F15 model. I have removed all panels under the vehicle with no joy. Any help would be most grateful!
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:35 AM
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:57 PM
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It's under the driver foot well just behind / beside the front driver's side tire. It's a little further to the front then I expected. Sorry I only have a close-up photo (see attached).
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It's underneath this shield on the driver's side (Unfortunately I had a fuel filter leak after the dealer replaced it due to the o-ring being knicked during installation).
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:28 PM
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Thanks everyone! I was able to locate and replace the filter. I wish BMW would have place this unit in more accessible area! A general maintenance item, but I guess they want you to go to the dealer for everything.

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Old 06-25-2017, 01:51 PM
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What is the recommended fuel filter change periodicity? Mine is like two or three OCI and BMW OCI is ~annually. Every other year is hardly "general maintenance."
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Well after my third oil change, I asked the dealer why the filter wasn't changed, and they said as per the CBS (condition based monitor) it was not required. I asked if they were sure, as I thought it was to be changed every third oil change. That was at ~48,000 km. At 55,000 km it started making a whistling noise at idle, and I had to bring it in for an unplanned service. Sure enough, plugged diesel fuel filter. I typically buy my diesel at a high volume truck stop, so believe that it is due around 50,000 km (or 30,000 miles). Don't necessarily believe dealers in North America as they may not be overly familiar with diesel maintenance.

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