2001 BMW X5 Fuel Filter

Tiny
MANSFIELDX5
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  • 2001 BMW X5
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
How do I change the fuel filter?
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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 5:52 PM

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Tiny
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Hello and thanks for the donation!

Below are the proper replacement procedures for your vehicle's fuel filter.

REMOVAL:

Properly relieve the fuel system pressure

Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cable

Fuel pressure regulator and seal the fuel line before and after the filter with special tool 13-3-010
Clips and fuel line from the filter
Fuel filter

INSTALLATION:

Install or connect the following:
New fuel filter
Fuel lines onto the correct fittings. Tighten the fuel line clamps until tight, but not to the point where the fuel lines become excessively pinched or damaged, then tighten the mounting bracket until snug.
Negative battery cable and cycle the ignition ON then OFF several times

Start the vehicle and check for leaks, repair if necessary.
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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 8:19 PM

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