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Air filter change BMW X3 2003 - 2010 Diesel 3.0d

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BMW X3 2003 - 2010  | 3.0d Air filter change

  • time 0.5 hours
  • difficulty 4
The air filter is beneath the engine cover
Undo the four, 13mm retaining bolts - now remove the strut
Now you can remove the engine cover
Now undo the five, 5mm Allen key retaining bolts
Now undo the three, 5mm allen key bolts on the air intake
Release the air intake
Open oil filler cap
Carefully lift away the air filter box
View of the air filter cover
Air filter in position
Now you can lift out the air filter for inspection
Clean off any debris on the surface of the filter. Replace with new filter if heavily contaminated
Check air filter box for debris. Clean if required. Replace air filter
Reassemble air filter housing, engine cover and strut