BMW 7_ая the E38 series from 1994 to 2002
1. Introduction
2. Governing bodies and operation receptions
3. Settings and routine maintenance of the car
3.1. General information
3.2. General information about settings and adjustments
3.3. Schedule of routine maintenance
3.4. Check of levels of liquids, control of leaks
3.5. Check of a condition and replacement of hoses and tubes in an impellent compartment, localization of leaks
3.6. Replacement of impellent oil and oil filter
3.7. Pro-cleaning and replacement of the fuel filter
3.8. Check of brake system and coupling
3.9. Check of a condition of system of production of the fulfilled gases
3.10. Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and steering
3.11. Check of a condition of protective covers of CV JOINTS of power shafts
3.12. AT transmission oil replacement
3.13. Replacement of brake liquid and pumping of brake system
3.14. Replacement of spark plugs
3.15. Replacement of the salonny filter (ventilation system)
3.16. Replacement of a filtering element of an air purifier
3.17. Replacement of cooling liquid
3.18. Check of a condition of tires and pressure of their rating
3.19. Check of a condition of the battery and care of it
3.20. Check of a condition of a belt of a drive of auxiliary units
3.21. Check of a condition of brushes of screen wipers and adjustment of nozzles of washers
3.22. Replacement of oil of the main transfer
3.23. Check of thickness of a conducted disk of coupling
4. Engine
5. Systems of cooling of the engine, heating, ventilation and air conditioning
6. A power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
7. Systems of electric equipment of the engine
8. Manual box of gear shifting and coupling
9. Automatic transmission
10. Kardanny and power shafts, reducer, differential and stupichny assemblies
11. Brake system
12. Suspension bracket and steering
13. Body
14. Onboard electric equipment
15. Electric equipment schemes



3.7. Pro-cleaning and replacement of the fuel filter

Petrol models

The fuel filter is located under the left longeron and is available from under the car.


  1. To Poddomkratta the car also establish it on props. Remove the bottom casing of an impellent compartment.
  1. Remove facing in the field of the fuel filter and press clips hoses about the filter.
  1. Release collars and remove hoses from the fuel filter.
  1. Weaken coupling bolts of tapes of fastening of the filter and replace the filter.

The arrow on the case of the filter should be directed towards the engine.

  1. Fix the filter, put on it hoses, tighten their collars and remove from hoses clips.
  2. Cock the parking brake, establish transmission in neutral situation, start the engine and make sure of absence of leakages of fuel.
  3. Establish the removed protective casings and lower the car on the earth.

Diesel models

Rubber details (for example, hoses) at contact to diesel fuel are exposed to damages.

Filter pro-cleaning


  1. Put on the union of descent of water on the fuel filter a hose in internal diameter of 8 mm and substitute under a hose capacity for collecting following water.
  1. Give on some turns by hand a nut under the fuel filter and lower about 200 ml of water (until there will be a pure diesel fuel). Tighten a nut.
  1. Having pressed wire fastening, remove from the top part of the filter топливопровод, going to TNVD.
  2. For air pumping from the fuel filter ask the assistant to scroll the engine a starter until fuel will not start to leave the filter.
  3. Put on the filter топливопровод TNVD. If necessary replace the damaged laying, previously having greased it with vaseline.
  4. Start the engine and several times raise its turns. After that in the fuel proceeding through transparent топливопровод to TNVD, there should not be bubbles. Besides, there should not be leakages of fuel.

Filter replacement


  1. On models with the M51 engine empty the filter as it is described above, and turn off it from a flange. Pass to paragraph 4.
  1. On models with the M57 or M67 engine press fixing springs and at the same time disconnect топливопроводы. On models with the M67 engine in addition separate the socket (2) and release from clips топливопровод (3). Give nuts (4) and remove a hub (5) of the fuel filter.
  1. Disconnect the fuel filter (1) from a hub (2).
  1. If to turn off the filter a hand it is not possible, use a tape key.
  2. Fill the filter to edges with diesel fuel and tighten it by hand to a laying prileganiye to a flange, and then hold on for a half of turn.
  3. Installation is made upside-down.
  4. Pump over air from the filter, without allowing TNVD work without fuel.
  5. Start the engine and make sure of absence of leakages of fuel.

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