Replace the Fuel Filter on an E36 (1991-1999) 3 Series BMW
1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 BMW 3 Series Models
BMW 3 Series Includes: 316, 318, 320, 323, 325, 328, 330 and M3 .
One of the basic maintenance projects that you should perform on your BMW is the replacement of the fuel filter. I recommend that you replace your fuel filter about once a year, or ever 10,000 miles. It seems that with today’s fuels, there always seems to be some gas station that has problems with dirt or grime in the gasoline that can clog your tank. I don’t think quality control with gasoline stations is really what it used to be. Needless to say, I try to replace all the fuel filters at least once a year.
Changing the fuel filter is not a job that I relish. There is an almost guarantee that you will spill at least some fuel on the ground and yourself as you swap out the fuel filter. Perform the replacement in a well-ventilated area. That means outdoors or in your garage with a few large fans blowing air both in and out. Have a fire extinguisher handy, wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and have a few rolls of paper towels handy.
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