Mechanics

FUEL FILTER CHANGE

2002 BMW X5

Transmission problem
2002 BMW X5 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 92000 miles

Hi there
I have a BMW X5 3.0d Sport Auto and have started using bio diesel. I was told after 2 weeks to change the fuel filter which I have. The car starts but will not get over 3000rpm. Dealer has told me that I should have flushed the fuel out before change but other people have have said not. Can you advise?
Thanks
Karen
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Karenferguson
June 13, 2008.



The fuel filter is the correct one and is correctly installed, yes? There might be an issue with fuel delivery/pressure.

Dr. Hagerty
Jun 13, 2008.
Yes it is the correct one however not OEM do you think that this would make a difference on the X5? The one we have installed was only around one third of the cost. Would the BMW original be better?
Thanks for getting back to me

Karen

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Karenferguson
Jun 13, 2008.
Non OEM filters are usually just fine and I would not have an issue at all. The problem here is the diesel power plant is not used in the USA market yet and all I can offer is generic advice. Bio-diesel is something I don't have a great deal of experience with.

Dr. Hagerty
Jun 13, 2008.
Hi @KarenFerguson

I have the same problem as you over 3 years ago. Can I ask what was wrong with the car and how it was fixed?

Thanks in advance

Sean

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Seanbage
Dec 24, 2011.
NRP

Dr. Hagerty
Oct 23, 2012.