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Since I did the http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/185674-diy-video-bmw-m5-e39-fuel-pump.html.. it's also a good idea to the fuel filter to give your pump a real fresh start. Here's the fuel filter DIY video.

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I did my fuel filter R & R a bit small bit differently but no worries. Thanks for taking the time to make this & post it up. The vid looks good & we especially like the very end of it... ! :cheers:
 

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If you ginsu your old one open, or if you have any observations about throttle smoothing afterwards -- we're all ears. Thanks.
 

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TIP:
the JACK-PAD has 1 big rivet making the easiest to remove or loosen so you can avoid having to yank the belly pan from under it

NOTE:
I also never removed my regulator - i loosely hung the filter and tightened it to the regulator before tightening the brackets
 

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I could not get filter and regulator apart without removing both and popping them loose while on the bench. I would have broke all underside trying to do it there.

I am not sure on the jack-pad rivet function, but I loosened the plastic so I can put it under the jack-pad and not squeeze it between jack-pad and car.

This DIY is by no means perfect but gives an idea.

TIP:
the JACK-PAD has 1 big rivet making the easiest to remove or loosen so you can avoid having to yank the belly pan from under it

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I also never removed my regulator - i loosely hung the filter and tightened it to the regulator before tightening the brackets
 

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During cold start up I now notice my throttle is smoother a little. I haven't really driven at all since replacing filter but car is definitely more awake and with faster response. But I also replaced my fuel pump.

If you ginsu your old one open, or if you have any observations about throttle smoothing afterwards -- we're all ears. Thanks.
 

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Great quality video as always! Thanks Terabass.
 

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I could not get filter and regulator apart without removing both and popping them loose while on the bench. I would have broke all underside trying to do it there.

I am not sure on the jack-pad rivet function, but I loosened the plastic so I can put it under the jack-pad and not squeeze it between jack-pad and car.

This DIY is by no means perfect but gives an idea.
not criticizing just commenting based on my experience

and yeah i forgot about the jackpad, once you pull out its pin it loosens plenty to slip the shields out from underneath


*the jack pad itself is a rivet and it has 1 big pin that takes a little work to get a good hold on*
*then pad still has 2 wedges that hold it in place*
*they run along the sides so if you get something thin enough to slip between the pad and the car you can push them in and the pad should drop off*
 

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Great Video. Thanks.I pulled the fuse for the fuel pump in the trunk. I also hit schraeder valve just to be sure. Nothing came out though.
 

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Excellent. All DIY's should be videos of this caliber and not incoherent text of some nut who always says one of the tools is a beer...
 

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you've taken this to another level, makes me want to drive my car immediately, top job again...............
 

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Great work Terabass! :applause:

Given your previous photographic output, however, was surprised at the lack of scantily clad ladies in the vid? Or are you just saving them for your upcoming release on changing the rod bearings... :1:
 

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Great work Terabass! :applause:

Given your previous photographic output, however, was surprised at the lack of scantily clad ladies in the vid? Or are you just saving them for your upcoming release on changing the rod bearings... :1:
Exactly. You read my mind, litrally. Gotta save some real good good for later.


Serious though, imagine if we all chipped in or m5_board did for parts, and you did the diy's, you would get new parts free of charge and we would get the best diy's.

That also sounds like a great idea.
 
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