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      02-02-2013, 01:01 PM   #21
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2012 328i  [4.50]
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Fuel supply system from BMW TIS:

Originally Posted by bcl0328 View Post
So driving home today I almost ran out of gas. The meter said 0 miles when I decided to shut my car off. I called my family to come bring me some gas. They brought this old ass can that had a filter on it that poured like molasses. So I decided to take it off and use a funnel. I looked inside the can and saw a bunch of crap floating around. So pissed right now.
Here is the diagram of the fuel tank from BMW TIS:

You have two levels of protection: suction strainer 2 and a fuel filter 6. Whatever stuff ended up in your tank - it will not make into your engine. From what I can make out on, both the screen and the filter are integral parts of the pump assembly and are not sold separately.

Since elimination of in-line fuel filters, BMW no longer recommends preventative fuel filter replacement (at least not in the fist 50K miles).
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