2002 BMW X5 Fuel Filter change

Tiny
KARENFERGUSON
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  • 2002 BMW X5
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 92,000 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?
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Karen
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Friday, June 13th, 2008 AT 9:04 AM

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Tiny
DR. HAGERTY
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The fuel filter is the correct one and is correctly installed, yes? There might be an issue with fuel delivery/pressure.
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Friday, June 13th, 2008 AT 10:29 AM
Tiny
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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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Friday, June 13th, 2008 AT 1:14 PM
Tiny
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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.
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Friday, June 13th, 2008 AT 3:04 PM
Tiny
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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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Saturday, December 24th, 2011 AT 1:31 PM
Tiny
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