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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 07-17-2013, 10:23 PM
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DIY charcoal cannister replacement

Hey guys!!

I figure I wasn't the only one with this problem and seeing that wasn'ta DIY on it, i thought I'd make one. For anybody who has problems filling their gas tank because it shuts off all the time then this could fix your problem. It did for several of us and most just take to dealership for repairs from what I've read....

First off, it is placed behind rear passenger side inner wheel well next to the filler tube. It actually runs directly above the inner fender well at the highest point in the opening.

First -jack up the rear of the car and place on jack stands.

2. Unbolt passenger side rear tire.

3. Next you will see several plastic screws 3 if I recall, that are those screw in push pins plastic style. Along with 2 nuts, 10mm and then several smaller I think 6mm bolts that hold the inner fender well in place. Unbolt all of these.

4. There is also a plastic housing that hold 2 wires open tht n unplug the 2 wires

5. then pry out the plastic holder from inner wheel well, and then simply pull out the inner fender well I didn't completely remove it, just manipulated it out of the way.

6 you should see the cannister connected to another large blk part. There are 2 silver screws I tried to take some pix to show them in place, unbolt these 2 screws and it should be freed up and able to be lowered to unclamp hoses

7. There are 3 hoses connected. The 1st us actually on the other side of the cannister and the other end has 2 as seen in the pix. The solo hose you have to lift the clamp and then can slide the hose off.

8. There are still 2 more hoses they are clipped in. The larger has a ring you have to squeeze and raise up, and the smaller one has2 buttons you push and pull it off.

Then simply install your new cannister no put it back together in backwards order! Problem solved!! All in all it took me less than an hr from start to finish!!! Good luck fixing!!
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:30 PM
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Hope this helps others!!! I figured I'd try it myself and it was straight forward.


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Old 11-28-2013, 07:47 PM
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Charcoal canister

Thanks for the directions. I replaced the charcoal canister on my 2007 750li and wanted to comment on how to remove the speed sensor plastic case since it was the most difficult step for me. After disconnecting the blue and white sensors by pressing the release tab on them and pulling them apart, you will see two circular plastic push rods in the middle of the case. You need to grab them individually with needle nose pliers and pull them straight out. Once they are out, the plastic holder can be pulled out easily.

Thanks again. I saved quite a bit of money. The cheapest dealer quote for this job was $650 ($380 for the canister and $270 for 3-hrs of labor). I found the canister at rockauto.com for $270 and it took me about 1-hr, and I am not a mechanic nor do I play one on TV.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:58 AM
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what is the part #? Rock Auto has something labeled vapor canister, is this it?
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:30 PM
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Vapor canister

The part number is 16137167538. Be sure to check eBay for a cheaper price hopefully. It has several names such as: charcoal canister, vapor canister, fuel vent canister. The one I used is the only one rockauto has listed for the 2007 750Li.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:08 AM
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I just completed this process and today is the first time I have been able to fill my car without restarting the fuel filling process every few gallons (or more frequently) and I am thrilled.

One note for those that may attempt this, one of the three hoses was attached to mine with a single use metal hose clamp. Obviously I didn't know this until my wheel was off and parts were everywhere. Have a hose clamp ready. . One that will fit your thumb and tighten as small as your finger. How's that for precise measurements?
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:28 AM
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replaced cannister and it is now again faulty after 7 months . e66 750
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:33 AM
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replaced cannister and it is now again faulty after 7 months . e66 750
Do you top your tank off after the pump clicks? Doing this will spill fuel into the canister, saturating it, and prevent venting.
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:34 PM
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2006 BMW 750Li Gas tank leak / gas smell

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Thanks for the directions. I replaced the charcoal canister on my 2007 750li and wanted to comment on how to remove the speed sensor plastic case since it was the most difficult step for me. After disconnecting the blue and white sensors by pressing the release tab on them and pulling them apart, you will see two circular plastic push rods in the middle of the case. You need to grab them individually with needle nose pliers and pull them straight out. Once they are out, the plastic holder can be pulled out easily.

Thanks again. I saved quite a bit of money. The cheapest dealer quote for this job was $650 ($380 for the canister and $270 for 3-hrs of labor). I found the canister at rockauto.com for $270 and it took me about 1-hr, and I am not a mechanic nor do I play one on TV.
My 2006 750 has this problem recently. Hope that I can get it fixed following your directions.
Thanks.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:10 AM
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Hope this helps! I was able to get it all done pretty quickly and still no problems!!
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