Tip & How-To about BMW M Series

Filter Replacement most vehicles

This is a tip for most vehicles so don't take notice of the BMW listing....this program made me choose...!

  • Whenever replacing any oil filter for any vehicle, check to make sure it fit's correctly.
  • Don't tighten at this stage
  • Once done, remove it and fill the filter with the same type of oil that's going into the engine....this will take a few minutes as the oil will take a little time to filter through the material inside the filter.
  • Once the level inside is almost to the top...(don't worry if it's a little over filled), wipe a little of the oil onto the rubber gasket seal and fit it, tightening following the instructioons on the filter.....
  • Clean off any spillage with a cloth.
  • This meathod reduce the time of low oil pressure in the oil galleries and reduce engine wear and concequently, saves you money in the long run....
  • The same meathod should be used when fitting a diesel fuel filter....It will reduce much of the pumping required for priming (bleeding) the filter. It will also reduce wear in the injector pump....(The injector pump is lubricated by the same fuel)....
  • If you have a problem priming the fuel line, and you have a vehicle with a priming plunger on top of the filter housing, remove the whole unit with the filter in place.
  • Loosen and remove the fixing nuts (usually two)
  • Lift the assembled unit and then lower it as much as possible leaving all pipes connected....
  • Holding the whole unit upside down or at an angle where the fuel will cover the valves inside, (about forty five degrees) ....pump the plunger on top....It will pressurise much more quickly....
Happy servicing

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