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Air filter change BMW 3-Series 2005 - 2008 Diesel 330d - 3.0

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BMW 3-Series 2005 - 2008  | 330d - 3.0 Air filter change

  • time 5 to 45 minutes
  • difficulty 2

N47 4-cylinder and N57 6-cylinder engines

1 Undo the 3 fasteners and lift the filter cover (see illustration) .
Release the 3 retaining clips
2 Note its fitted position, and lift the filter element from the housing (see illustration) .
Lift the cover and remove the element
3 Clean the air filter housing, removing all debris.
4 Fit the new filter element into place, ensuring it locates correctly with the housing.
5 The remainder of refitting is a reversal of removal.

M57T2 6-cylinder engines

6 Undo the bolts and remove the upper section of the pollen filter housing from the rear of the engine compartment (see illustration) .
Undo the bolts and remove the pollen filter cover
7 Release the clips and remove the left- and right-hand plastic covers behind the suspension turrets in the engine compartment (see illustration) .
Release the clips and remove the plastic cover each side
8 Release the clips and pull the cable guide from the front edge of the pollen filter housing (see illustration) .
Release the clips and pull the cable guide forwards
9 Release the clip and bolt on each side, and pull the lower section of the pollen filter housing forwards and upwards (see illustrations) .
Rotate the temperature sensor and remove it from the bracket. On the passenger’s side, disconnect the bonnet switch
Undo the bolt and release the clip each side . . .
. . . then pull the pollen filter lower housing forwards
10 Undo the bolts and remove the plastic cover from the top of the engine (see illustration) .
Undo the bolts and remove the plastic cover
11 Prise out/undo the cap from the centre of the scuttle trim panel, undo the exposed bolt, then undo the bolt at each end of the tension brace. Carefully pull each brace from the grommets at the centre of the scuttle (see illustrations) . Note that new bolts are required.
Remove the plastic cap from the centre of the scuttle trim panel
Undo the bolt at the end of each tension brace
12 Undo the bolts securing the plastic cover at the rear of the cylinder head (see illustration) . Note that it’s not necessary to remove the cover, merely move it a little to the left-hand side.
Undo the bolts and move the cover to the left-hand side
13 Disconnect the intake hose from the air cleaner housing.
14 Undo the 3 bolts and slide the air filter intake neck forwards (see illustration) .
Undo the bolts and slide the intake neck forward
15 Unscrew the oil filler cap, then undo the 5 bolts and remove the air filter cover (see illustration) .
Air filter cover bolts
16 Lift the filter element from place, noting how the support at the end of the filter element locates in the housing (see illustrations) .
Lift the filter element from place ...
... noting how the rear locating lug engages
17 Clean the air filter housing, removing all debris.
18 Slide the new filter element into place, ensuring it locates correctly with the housing.
19 The remainder of refitting is a reversal of removal.
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