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Few days off work= new fuel filter diy!

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So i was bored on my day off and decided to change the fuel filter on my car...i ordered it a few weeks ago (autohausaz.com) and decided to go ahead and change it today. I changed the filter on my e38 a few years ago and ended up with gasoline all over my face. Needless to say i learned my lesson and turned the fuel pump off this time :bigpimp:

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Sorry for a stupid question....how do you turn the fuel pump off? Where is the fuel pump located exactly?
doing mine today actually, whats up with turning the fuel pump off if you got it clamped?
go to the fuse panel on the right side of the trunk (where battery is located) and pull the 20amp fuse for the fuel pump--it's got a fuel pump icon on it ...start the car and let it chug to a halt (will only take a few seconds). That will help release the pressure in the line and minimize the gas in the filter
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Great info didn't do mine today prob do it tomorrow
go to the fuse panel on the right side of the trunk (where battery is located) and pull the 20amp fuse for the fuel pump--it's got a fuel pump icon on it ...start the car and let it chug to a halt (will only take a few seconds). That will help release the pressure in the line and minimize the gas in the filter
Did you get any errors?
go to the fuse panel on the right side of the trunk (where battery is located) and pull the 20amp fuse for the fuel pump--it's got a fuel pump icon on it ...start the car and let it chug to a halt (will only take a few seconds). That will help release the pressure in the line and minimize the gas in the filter
nope. you can take the negative battery cable off also for extra safety, but i didn't think it was necessary.
Did you get any errors?
Wilk187: thank so much for the info. Very useful!
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