BMW 3 Series E46

since 1998 release

Repair and operation of the car

BMW 3 Series E46
+ BMW 3 cars (E46)
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating
- Power supply systems, injection and release
   Security measures and rules of respect for purity during the work with fuel system
   Removal and installation of the sensor of a reserve of fuel / fuel pump
   Check of the sensor of a reserve of fuel
   - Power supply system of petrol engines
      Removal, installation and check of the relay of the fuel pump
      Removal and installation of the fuel filter
      Removal, installation and adjustment of the drive of a butterfly valve
      Removal and installation of the air filter of the engine
   + System of injection of fuel of the petrol engine
   + Power supply system of diesel engines
   + System of production of the fulfilled gases
+ Engine electric equipment
+ RKPP and transmission line
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment

Removal and installation of the fuel filter

Removal of the fuel filter for the diesel engine is described in the Section Check of Fuel System, replacement of the fuel filter. Operation of diesel model in the conditions of winter.


Lifting operation and installations of the car on supports is connected with danger! Therefore before carrying out operation study Poddomkrachivaniye's Section and towage

1 Lift and install the car on supports.

- Do not use naked flame near a workplace, you do not smoke and you do not hold any strongly warmed objects. There is a danger of accident! You keep in readiness the fire extinguisher.
- You monitor normal ventilation of a workplace. Fuel vapors are poisonous.
- The fuel system is under pressure. When opening system fuel can escape under pressure. Collect fuel by a rag. Use goggles.

2 Substitute the corresponding capacity-4-under the fuel filter to collect the following fuel. The fuel filter is at RKPP beam height on the car bottom.

3 Press fuel hoses in a point-1-by means of the corresponding clips, for example, of HAZET 4590.
4 Enclose a thick rag and open collars-2-.
5 Carefully disconnect both hoses at the filter.
6 Unscrew the screw at the holder, remove the filter and merge fuel in capacity.
7 Slowly open clips and collect the following fuel.
8 Disconnect collars-5-and remove hoses from fuel pipelines. They need to be replaced.


9 Install the new fuel filter so that the arrow on the filter showed in the direction of a current of fuel from a tank to the engine.
10 Fix the filter on the holder.
11 Attach new hoses and fix them by new collars.
12 Press a starter until the engine is not started. At the same time the fuel filter has to be filled.
13 Pass on the car and check tightness of hose connections.