BMW 7_aya the E38 series from 1994 to 2002
1. Introduction
2. Governing bodies and methods of operation
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 state and replacement of hoses and tubes in a motive compartment, localization of leaks
3.6. Replacement of motive oil and oil filter
3.7. Clearing and replacement of the fuel filter
3.8. Check of the 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. Replacement of the AT gearbox oil
3.13. Replacement of brake fluid and pumping of the brake system
3.14. Replacement of spark plugs
3.15. Replacement of the saloon filter (system of ventilation)
3.16. Replacement of the filtering air cleaner element
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 the 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 the conducted clutch plate
4. Engine
5. Cooling systems 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. Cardan and power shafts, reducer, differential and stupichny assemblies
11. Brake system
12. Suspension bracket and steering
13. Body
14. Onboard electric equipment
15. Schemes of electric equipment


3.7. Clearing 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. The car also establish to Poddomkratta it on props. Remove the lower casing of a motive 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 has to be directed towards the engine.

  1. Fix the filter, put on it hoses, tighten their collars and remove clips from hoses.
  2. Cock the parking brake, establish transmission in neutral situation, start the engine and make sure of lack of leak of fuel.
  3. Install the removed protection covers and lower the car on the earth.

Diesel models

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

Filter clearing


  1. Put on the union of descent of water on the fuel filter a hose with an internal diameter of 8 mm and substitute under a hose capacity for collecting the following water.
  1. Give on several turns by hand a nut under the fuel filter and lower about 200 ml of water (until pure diesel fuel appears). Tighten a nut.
  1. Having pressed wire fastening, remove the fuel-supply line going to TNVD from the top part of the filter.
  2. For pumping of air from the fuel filter ask the assistant to scroll the engine a starter until fuel does not begin to go out of the filter.
  3. Put on TNVD fuel-supply line the filter. 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 a transparent fuel-supply line to TNVD there should not be bubbles. Besides, there should not be fuel leak.

Replacement of the filter


  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 the fixing springs and at the same time disconnect fuel-supply lines. On models with the M67 engine in addition separate the socket (2) and release from clips a fuel-supply line (3). Give nuts (4) and remove knot (5) of the fuel filter.
  1. Disconnect the fuel filter (1) from a hub (2).
  1. If it is not possible to turn off the filter a hand, use a tape key.
  2. Fill the filter to the brim with diesel fuel and tighten it by hand to a laying prileganiye to a flange, and then hold on for a half-turn.
  3. Installation is made upside-down.
  4. Pump over air from the filter, without allowing work of TNVD without fuel.
  5. Start the engine and make sure of lack of leak of fuel.

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3.8. Check of the brake system and coupling