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      01-13-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
buckeyewalt
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Air Filter Change on a 2011 5.0i

Guys,,,,need a little help,,,trying to replace my air filter (both sides) on a 5.0i,,,,got as far as taking off the engine cap,,and the breather tube,,,but something has it hung up on the back side,,really can't what it is....it will just slide towards hte front,,but either a clip or a bracket of somekind has it hung up,,,those who have changed their filters,,,any ideas...??

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You are in for quite a bit of work. Given the location of these filters it's clear BMW doesn't think these need to be changed very often.

I posted the following step by step guide when I had my X5 50i...

http://www.xbimmers.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=24
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      01-13-2013, 04:51 PM   #3
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You are in for quite a bit of work. Given the location of these filters it's clear BMW doesn't think these need to be changed very often.

I posted the following step by step guide when I had my X5 50i...

http://www.xbimmers.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=24
Maxx2,,,First of I really,,,REALLY want to thank you for your time and effort to help a guy out. I went as far as taking off the engine cover,,,but didn't go as far as removing the cover or the strut brace,,,WOW that is a lot of work just to replace the air filter. I kind of thought it would have been like my E63 where I had to remove the engine cover,,and then several screws to semove the air filter housing,,,this is much more complicated. I have all of the tools,,no problem there,,just finding the time to do it. This is not like you old air filter where you take off a few clips and off you go! This looks like a spring project. My dealer should have replaced this under the maintenance policy where the air filter is replaced after the second oil change...my dealer just said that it didn't need to be changed....(probably didn't want to do it!)

Once again,,,thanks for your time and effort.......
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