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Old 11-11-2009, 03:18 PM
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ok cool. do you know the part number for the clips? how many do i need to buy?
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I have been getting ready to replace the fuel filter and spark plugs on my 02 3.0 X5. It has a little over 100k. I have looked at a lot of the forums and DIY's from other people. How difficult is the removal process of taking the panels off and getting to the fuel filter? Once you get to the fuel filter is it pretty much straight forward on how to remove it? Did you guys use any special tools like hose clamps or anything? Thanks in advance!
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<____ 03 no special tool need to replace the fuel filter. I changed mine at 100k same as spark plugs.
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<____ 03 no special tool need to replace the fuel filter. I changed mine at 100k same as spark plugs.
I would be using ramps to lift the car. (drive the front up the ramps) does this give me enough working space to remove the panels and do the job or will it be to cumbersome? I've been told that it is not as easy to do this job without a lift.
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ok cool. do you know the part number for the clips? how many do i need to buy?
2 clips, your dealer will get the correct ones from your chassis number or just get 2 x 10-15mm worm drive stainless hose clips.
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I'm looking at replacing my fuel filter as well on my '03 3.0. I've seen two different looking fuel filters online, (1) that is longer and skinner looking that comes with pressure regulator and the (2) is shorter and fatter looking. Is there a difference?? Any recommendation on fuel filter I should use.
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When replacing fuel filter grab old one and cut it on have see how much dirt has from gas stations and fuel pump is suffering that pressure ! at 70k good idea
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I'm looking at replacing my fuel filter as well on my '03 3.0. I've seen two different looking fuel filters online, (1) that is longer and skinner looking that comes with pressure regulator and the (2) is shorter and fatter looking. Is there a difference?? Any recommendation on fuel filter I should use.
Go to http://bmwfans.info/vin/decoder/?decode=
and put the last seven of your X5 VIN and then to browse parts and fuel supply and it will tell you witch one you need
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When replacing fuel filter grab old one and cut it on have see how much dirt has from gas stations and fuel pump is suffering that pressure ! at 70k good idea
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I changed my fuel filter a couple of weeks ago. When I was draining the old filter the fuel was coming out very dark. Almost clean oil color. I was at 70K Miles.
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