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From digest.v6.n778 Wed Jun 18 15:36:03 1997
From: "Carl Buckland" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 17:55:51 +0000
Subject: Change your Fuel Filter!

Saw this on the Mformation digest:

> While replacing the well overdue brake rotors on my 85 M635 Euro, I
> found it convenient to also replace the gas filter that skipped
> during my last tune-up. Never have I seen such a difference with a
> new gas filter until now.
> When I used to shift out of first and into second, the car would
> jerk, like a beginner learning to use his clutch and gas at the same
> time. I had the transmission rebuilt last year, and installed a new
> clutch-plate, so I just assumed there was a problem in the drive
> train, somewhere and I should ignore it until I really have to spend
> more money. I was wrong, the gas filter fixed this problem!!!
> Smooth as silk. Must have been dangerously close to a low pressure
> reading on the gas line?
> Hope this helps someone out there. -JIM NEKOS


Fellow Bimmerphiles,

I had exactly the same eye-openner. Since my car was new, I have rigorously changed my oil, oil filter, cleaned the air filter, trans fluids, brake fluid, even changed plugs a couple of times, but I always ignored the fuel filter.

At 51000 miles, I finally did it, and my car feels like it just woke up! BIG difference.

Change your fuel filters for a relatively cheap bang-for-the-buck. The filter is $$, and the labor is 1/2 to 1 hour, but it is worth it.


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