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#1 (permalink) Old 10-23-2004, 03:20 PM
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Anyone know which way the fuel filter goes back in? I just took mine out and I can't remember which way goes which...Does the outlet point towards the front or the rear??
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There should be a visible arrow on a fuel filter, which shows direction of fuel flow (i.e., from gas tank towards the engine). If you don't have a label, but had a plastic cap on one end of new fuel filter, the end with plastic cap goes towards the engine. Check this website for fuel filter replacement instructions (if you need any):

http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/techarticl...Fuel-Filter.htm

P.S.: If you took yours out and want to put it back, consider buying a new one instead ($20 part from the dealer or OEM on Ebay) - it is best replaced annually anyway. I suggest not to buy this from AutoZone and such.
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I just took a chance and went ahead and pointed the arrow towards the front.
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