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Fuel filter and oil filter location on Bmw 320 td copact

Does anyone know where the oil filter and fuel filter is on the Bmw 320 td compact? I have taken the plastic engine cover off but cannot see it anywhere that is easily accessed.

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If you removed the camshaft cover, you should probably replace the gasket or at a minimum insure that all bolts are torqued to OEM specification.

Look here for instructions and pictures for the oil change.

The fuel filter is located on the bottom of the car, not sure which side, under a shield. Look here for pics and instructions.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Jun 30, 2009


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