How to replace air filter on BMW X5 (E70 body) — walkthrough
How to change air filter on diesel engine BMW
This manual is designed for car owners BMW X5 3.0 L 2007-2016 years of manufacture, equipped with six-cylinder inline diesel engine. The guide contains a detailed description of the process of self-replacement of the air filter during routine or additional maintenance.
This guide was prepared for the second generation crossover BMW X5 E70 and it is recommended for owners of the model Diesel F15. Instructions for replacing the air filter can be useful for owners of BMW cars of the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th series and models of I3, X1, X3, X5,X6,Z4,M3,M5 and M6. It can also be used for the maintenance of the models F20, F21, E81, E82, E87, E88, 114i, 114d, 116i, 116d, F20, F21, E81, E82, E87, E88, 114i, 114d, 116i and 116d, issued between 2001 and 2006.
Before proceeding please read the user manual of Your car to obtain reliable information about the intervals between successive. Carefully read the disclaimer of responsibility.
The necessary tools and spare parts
Cars BMW X5, equipped with 3-liter diesel engine, used original air filter MANN C33001 from one OEM to another. Allowed the use of the following spare parts:
Napa Gold FIL 9342;
AFE Magnum Flow 30-10222.
To perform routine maintenance will require a socket wrench and screwdriver with socket head Torx Bit T25.
A warning about the burn
Before starting work on replacement of the air filter you must let the engine cool down. Touch to the highly heated surfaces of the power unit can cause serious burns of the skin. When performing service procedures is recommended to be extremely careful and strictly observe the rules and precautions specified in the manual for your car.
The location of the air filter and access it
The air filter housing is located in the engine compartment of the vehicle. To gain access to the site with the aim of routine maintenance is necessary to raise the hood to do this, follow these steps:
Find the lever to open the hood, which is located in the cabin on the left side below the steering column, and pull it until it clicks.
Go to the front of the car, lift the hood, find the latch with your fingers (it is located on the inner side of the body element) and then drag it.
After the hood rasplachivaetsya lift it up.
Diesel BMW X5
Unlock the hood of BMW
The hood is open
Click on the hood latch
The hood latch BMW
On vehicles unequipped gas shock absorbers fixing of the hood in the open position by using the rod. It is located at the front of the engine compartment and its lower end attached to the swivel bracket. On the inner surface of the hood is fixed sound-absorbing element made of polymeric foam, it also ensures the insulation of the engine compartment.
Air filter the BMW is under the engine cover, which is held in place by metal clamps. For removing her pull up and to overcome the resistance of the spring elements. The filter housing is at the top of the power unit in the rear of the engine compartment. For its opening it is necessary to remove metal fixtures in front and side. Retention clips are easily otsenivaetsya if they are pulling the upper part in the direction from the filter housing.
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Engine cover BMW
Remove the engine cover BMW
Heatproof foam screen BMW
Remove the engine cover
The housing cover is attached with spring steel latches, three of which are installed in the front and two on the side of the driver side. On some BMW models instead of metal clamps are used the cylinder screws are T25. They Unscrew with a screwdriver with a special attachment.
The lifting of the sensor mass air flow
Removal of the sensor can be done in two ways:
Using a screwdriver with a T25 Torx head, remove the screws securing the sensor mass air flow to the air filter housing BMW engine, and put the device aside.
Remove the large clamp that secures the MAF sensor on the filter housing after disconnecting it from the wiring harness.
The air filter housing BMW X5
Remove the clamps of the air filter
Retaining clamp air filter
Clip side air filter
Screw upper sensor mass air flow
The bottom screw of the MAF sensor T25
Remove the housing of the duct
When screwing out the two T25 Torx screws that secure the mass flow sensor of the fuel filter housing, you must be extremely careful not to drop them. After removing the device, you have the opportunity to lift the lid and have access to the filtering element.
Replacement air filter cartridge
After removing the housing cover remove the filter element and inspect it. Replacement cartridge for the BMW engines is performed every 16 -24 thousand kilometers, but not less than once per year under normal operating conditions of the vehicle.
Severe pollution of the air filter leads to a noticeable increase in fuel consumption and decrease power of the power unit. Before installing a new cartridge please clean the filter housing with a vacuum cleaner to remove deposits of dust, dirt and fallen leaves.
Original filter element for diesel engines BMW X5 — Mann C33001. It is also possible the use of production companies, Advanced Auto, Autozone, Discount Auto Parts, NAPA or Pep Boys.
Cartridge installation is performed in the following sequence:
Lift the air filter cover
Cartridge air filter BMW OEM
A dirty air filter BMW
The air filter housing BMW
OEM Mann Air filter C33001
Install the new air filter
Rear air filter cover
The clips of the air filter housing
Clip side air filter
Front clip air filter cover
Cover air filter housing replaced
Place the filter element in the filter housing face down.
Reinstall the cover by inserting it into the slots on the back of the air filter housing.
All five metal snap fasteners, thereby securely fixing the item. On the BMW models on which the cover is attached with screws, use them to twist the screwdriver and T25 Torx head.
Install on filter housing sensor, mass air flow, pre-placing in the shot hole with tube sealing rubber ring. Insert the MAF sensor into place with the Assembly in the seal and to achieve complete sealing of the connection is extremely difficult.
Insert the MAF sensor flow air filter
Install the upper screw housing to the MAF
Screw sensor mass air flow
Align the tabs on the engine cover
Install the engine cover BMW place
Secure the sensor housing MAF to the air filter box with screws by screwing them with a screwdriver with cylindrical head Torx T25.
Reinstall the plastic engine cover, ensuring that the hose of the air filter was in a special recess. Then push the detail on the top and make sure all lock pins.
Upon completion, it is necessary to lower the hood, overcoming the resistance of the gas shock absorbers or folded holding his rod. Press the lid until you hear a click locking mechanism.
Before carrying out any maintenance or repair on the car, you should read the user manual of your BMW. In the technical documentation contains information about the manufacturer’s recommended intervals between planned maintenance and codes of spare parts for your vehicle. In case you do not have instructions it can be purchased at specialty stores or download from the Internet.
BMW cars are delivered to the consumer with a 4-year maintenance plan and a limitation on mileage 80 thousand km. the car Owner may be free to change your dealership, if not exceeded the specified limits.
This instruction reglementary the performance of work only to replace the engine air filter of the car. The cartridge system of ventilation of salon is a separate element, its removal and installation is governed by a different leadership.