E90Post
 


Extreme Power House
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > UK Technical Forum > Micro filter



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-01-2008, 10:00 AM   #1
Greg 1
Private
 
Drives: 320 se d sparkling graphite
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: uk

Posts: 69
iTrader: (0)

Exclamation Micro filter

Can any one tell me how to change a micro filter is it easy ?Would you do it your self ? or take it in has a service if i did it my self would it effect my waranty or value ?Can any 1 tell you have done it your self? HOW MUCH DOSE A SERVISE COST JUST TO CHANGE THE MICRO FIILTER ? And the cost of just a micro filter alone and how do you reste the service light eg miles to next service for the filter thanks
Greg 1 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-01-2008, 10:11 AM   #2
BC4J
Captain
 
BC4J's Avatar
 
Drives: Where did my passengers go???
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Berkshire

Posts: 661
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 E90 335d  [0.00]
Me too, as it's something I want to do. Those stinky fumes from classic cars and the like are now getting into the cabin.
__________________
E90 335d SE Individual - Ruby Black Metallic, Rust Brown Merino Leather, High-gloss Amarone Walnut. And some options.
BC4J is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-01-2008, 11:14 AM   #3
PhilR
Second Lieutenant
 
PhilR's Avatar
 
Drives: E93 330d M Sport Auto
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Teesside / Surrey

Posts: 283
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Really easy to do - 10 min job.

There about 8 small bolts to remove on the microfilter housing cover. From memory the only thing to watch out for is that the replacement filter is put in the correct way round as it only fits one way.

Hardest part is not dropping the bolts into the engine bay.

Bought my filter for 25 of Ebay too. Would imagine a dealer would charge circa 100 for parts and labour!

The OBC can be reset to indicate that you have changed the microfilter too.
There is a procedure somewhere on E90 that I used also.

I've copied and pasted it below.



This is from the sticky somewhere. I copied it to Word and saved it as a file so I would loose it. Works perfect.

Guys I looked everywhere (maybee not hard enough ) for a DIY service reset for E90 but couldn`t find one. So decided to try the E60 DIY which wasn`t too far off. I realise most cars are still under warranty but I will use this to replace my own brake pads and microfilter instead of being fleeced by the $tealers.

Step 1
Insert key into slot
Step 2
Press start/stop button without depressing clutch/brake and wait for the service reminder to dissapear.
Step 3
Immediately after service reminder goes out, press and hold the odometer reset. After 3 secs a warning triangle will appear, keep the odo. button pressed and after another 2-3 secs the Oil can will appear. I f you hold it too long (10 secs in total) you will overshoot the runway and some German writing will appear giving the software level/ can bus etc. of the car. Go back to the beginning and start again.
Step 4
You are now in the service menu, use the toggle switch on indicator stalk to scroll up/down through the various service items.
Step 5
When you have the item you want to reset showing, press the BC button on end of indicator stalk. Reset should now appear in the display. Press in and hold the BC button for 2-3 secs and a clock will start whirling around and hey presto, its done
Step 6
You can now either scroll up/down to select another item (as in step 4) or you can press the start/stop button to exit.
PhilR is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2008, 09:15 AM   #4
Greg 1
Private
 
Drives: 320 se d sparkling graphite
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: uk

Posts: 69
iTrader: (0)

thanks ill have ago later on its cold though
Greg 1 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2008, 09:18 AM   #5
Greg 1
Private
 
Drives: 320 se d sparkling graphite
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: uk

Posts: 69
iTrader: (0)

you said e60 will this still work on a e 90?
Greg 1 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2008, 09:35 AM   #6
330cdsport
Right Responsible
 
330cdsport's Avatar
 
Drives: AW F21 M135i
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: N. Ireland

Posts: 1,640
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I just changed the microfilter on the 320 and 335 at the weekend. When they were in for a service, the dealer wanted an extra 50 to replace the microfilter - so I said No.

I too bought the microfilters on Ebay for 25 each and the installation is exactly as described above. Very easy.

The only thing is: I can see no reference to the microfilter in the service entries. Either normally thru the i-drive <Service Info> - or when you do the reset sequence above.
__________________
Last: 330cd Sport - Silver Grey, 335d M Sport Coupe, F10 535d M Sport.
Current: AW F21 M135i, Coral Red, Pro Nav, Vis, HK, & Clunky Adaptive Suspension
Current: X5 XDrive 35d M Sport - Black Sapphire, lots of toys.
330cdsport is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2008, 10:13 AM   #7
Greg 1
Private
 
Drives: 320 se d sparkling graphite
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: uk

Posts: 69
iTrader: (0)

i have tryed it too it dose not work lets hope theres some 1 with a e90 who knows
Greg 1 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2008, 10:27 AM   #8
330cdsport
Right Responsible
 
330cdsport's Avatar
 
Drives: AW F21 M135i
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: N. Ireland

Posts: 1,640
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg 1 View Post
i have tryed it too it dose not work lets hope theres some 1 with a e90 who knows
Is it the special service reset menu that you cant access?

I can access this special menu ok, its just that there is no mention of microfilter anywhere in it.
__________________
Last: 330cd Sport - Silver Grey, 335d M Sport Coupe, F10 535d M Sport.
Current: AW F21 M135i, Coral Red, Pro Nav, Vis, HK, & Clunky Adaptive Suspension
Current: X5 XDrive 35d M Sport - Black Sapphire, lots of toys.
330cdsport is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2008, 10:32 AM   #9
PhilR
Second Lieutenant
 
PhilR's Avatar
 
Drives: E93 330d M Sport Auto
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Teesside / Surrey

Posts: 283
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by 330cdsport View Post
Is it the special service reset menu that you cant access?

I can access this special menu ok, its just that there is no mention of microfilter anywhere in it.
I guess it will not show the microfilter reset option utill it actually needs replacing and activates the service prompt on the dash / i drive at start up

The option was visible in my E90.
PhilR is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2008, 01:20 PM   #10
3_toed_tree_sloth
Private First Class
 
3_toed_tree_sloth's Avatar
 
Drives: ZiL-41047
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Cheshire

Posts: 199
iTrader: (0)

If you're interested the micro filter change at the dealer cost me 67 today.
Laziness stopped me doing it myself and the fact that the dealer said he would do it immediately as I had dropped in without warning as I had a free unexpected morning off. I have changed these in the past. It is a simple 10 min job.
Oh, I noticed that I probably saved a whopping 1.50 in VAT due to the change. Big Wow.
3_toed_tree_sloth is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2008, 02:06 PM   #11
Greg 1
Private
 
Drives: 320 se d sparkling graphite
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: uk

Posts: 69
iTrader: (0)

i cant get to resetting the service light and resetting the milaage to next change
Greg 1 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2008, 02:46 PM   #12
kend
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: E93 330i SE auto
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: UK

Posts: 295
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3_toed_tree_sloth View Post
If you're interested the micro filter change at the dealer cost me 67 today.
Laziness stopped me doing it myself and the fact that the dealer said he would do it immediately as I had dropped in without warning as I had a free unexpected morning off. I have changed these in the past. It is a simple 10 min job.
Oh, I noticed that I probably saved a whopping 1.50 in VAT due to the change. Big Wow.
When I had the microfilter changed at service time it cost 39.30 +_vat
kend is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2008, 05:36 PM   #13
andy69
Second Lieutenant
 
andy69's Avatar
 
Drives: E90-320d
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Marbella, Spain

Posts: 286
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 330cdsport View Post
I just changed the microfilter on the 320 and 335 at the weekend. When they were in for a service, the dealer wanted an extra 50 to replace the microfilter - so I said No.

I too bought the microfilters on Ebay for 25 each and the installation is exactly as described above. Very easy.

The only thing is: I can see no reference to the microfilter in the service entries. Either normally thru the i-drive <Service Info> - or when you do the reset sequence above.
Anyone know the part code for the microfilter or recommend an alternative to the OEM one ?

Ive been looking at a Spanish forum and it seems that you need 2 of them ?

cheers
andy69 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-03-2008, 07:14 AM   #14
3_toed_tree_sloth
Private First Class
 
3_toed_tree_sloth's Avatar
 
Drives: ZiL-41047
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Cheshire

Posts: 199
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kend View Post
When I had the microfilter changed at service time it cost 39.30 +_vat
3_toed_tree_sloth is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-03-2008, 10:08 AM   #15
330cdsport
Right Responsible
 
330cdsport's Avatar
 
Drives: AW F21 M135i
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: N. Ireland

Posts: 1,640
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Here you go. A great price for it too.

I have bought from these guys before (rear pads, fuel filter, wiper blades) and can confirm that they are genuine parts.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Original-BMW-M...1%7C240%3A1318
__________________
Last: 330cd Sport - Silver Grey, 335d M Sport Coupe, F10 535d M Sport.
Current: AW F21 M135i, Coral Red, Pro Nav, Vis, HK, & Clunky Adaptive Suspension
Current: X5 XDrive 35d M Sport - Black Sapphire, lots of toys.
330cdsport is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-03-2008, 12:11 PM   #16
andy69
Second Lieutenant
 
andy69's Avatar
 
Drives: E90-320d
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Marbella, Spain

Posts: 286
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 330cdsport View Post
Here you go. A great price for it too.

I have bought from these guys before (rear pads, fuel filter, wiper blades) and can confirm that they are genuine parts.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Original-BMW-M...1%7C240%3A1318
thanks, is it only the filter I need as the 'realoem' site shows a supplement part needed if you have climate control (I have) ?

if its only this then i might order it and bring it back in Jan when im over there

cheers
andy69 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-03-2008, 12:20 PM   #17
NFS
Major General
 
NFS's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i m-sport LCI
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: UK

Posts: 9,214
iTrader: (0)

I think my microfilter change by Sytner BMW was about 30 as part of the last oil service.
__________________
NFS is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-03-2008, 12:25 PM   #18
330cdsport
Right Responsible
 
330cdsport's Avatar
 
Drives: AW F21 M135i
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: N. Ireland

Posts: 1,640
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by andy69 View Post
thanks, is it only the filter I need as the 'realoem' site shows a supplement part needed if you have climate control (I have) ?

if its only this then i might order it and bring it back in Jan when im over there

cheers
Yep - its only this filter you need and it can be replaced in less than 10 mins. Wee Buns
__________________
Last: 330cd Sport - Silver Grey, 335d M Sport Coupe, F10 535d M Sport.
Current: AW F21 M135i, Coral Red, Pro Nav, Vis, HK, & Clunky Adaptive Suspension
Current: X5 XDrive 35d M Sport - Black Sapphire, lots of toys.
330cdsport is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-03-2008, 06:03 PM   #19
greatbm
Captain
 
greatbm's Avatar
 
Drives: E93 325 SE
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: North East UK

Posts: 773
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NFS View Post
I think my microfilter change by Sytner BMW was about 30 as part of the last oil service.
My recent 1st service 15,000 miles, dealer charged 40 for filter plus 1 unit of labour another 12 + vat, conned !!! If I had thought about it I would have gone DIY
greatbm is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-08-2008, 11:13 AM   #20
Greg 1
Private
 
Drives: 320 se d sparkling graphite
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: uk

Posts: 69
iTrader: (0)

i reset the micro filter service light by doing the above it works thanks
Greg 1 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2009, 07:16 PM   #21
TiAg335i
Trance Life
 
TiAg335i's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Long Island, NY

Posts: 4,710
iTrader: (4)

Microfilter reinstallation

Bump...I was having difficulty getting the proper alignment so that the screw holes would match up in the housing itself. I noticed I had to almost bend the housing to get it to fit the screws to match up with their holes. Is there any specific way that I should line up the housing before screwing in the screws?
TiAg335i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-18-2009, 03:07 AM   #22
- Paul -
Major General
 
- Paul -'s Avatar
 
Drives: see above.
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yorkshire, UK

Posts: 7,266
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2005 320D SE  [5.00]
2005 645  [4.50]
tagged
__________________
- Paul - is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
micro filter

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST