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Hi all how easy is it to change the fuel filter 1995 R1100RT and where is its loc

also where in the uk is the best place to buy one from Dealer,ebay,motobins,motoworks?

thanks in advance

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Hi all how easy is it to change the fuel filter 1995 R1100RT and where is its loc

thanks in advance

 

The fuel filter lies inside the tank. You have to remove the tupperware and fuel tank (run it nearly empty first). The filter lives on the fuel pump assembly inside the plate on the bottom of the tank. Many people re-position the filter external to the tank to simplify future replacement.

 

This thread gives a walk-through of re-positioning the filter.

 

Andy thumbsup.gif

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Thanks Andy

 

I have just purchased this bike about 2 weeks ago, I asked the previous owner what had not been done and this was one of them

 

Regards

 

Martin

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Dan Gleebitz

Does this filter collect any appreciable amount of muck ..Reason I ask is that the one in my car has done 130,000 miles and never been changed .. and it still isn't dirty!

 

Is this another BMW plot to extract more money during serviceing?

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Does this filter collect any appreciable amount of muck ..Reason I ask is that the one in my car has done 130,000 miles and never been changed .. and it still isn't dirty!

 

Is this another BMW plot to extract more money during serviceing?

 

I think it depends on where you get your fuel. The biggest enemy of fuel filters is water and if you get some petrol from an old, small garage in the middle of nowhere with a dodgy tank it only takes one tankfull. I wouldn't break a sweat on doing a change by mileage. That said, whenever I buy a used vehicle i give it a full service changing all such 'mileage' items so that I know what the baseline realy is. But that's just me.

 

Andy

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I couldn’t agree more, if you don’t know the history of what needs doing I found out mines had in December 05

2 New tires

Tappets done

Air filter

Final drive oil changed

Valve body balanced

Gearbox oil changed

Engine oil & filter

 

Have I missed anything?

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whenever I buy a used vehicle i give it a full service changing all such 'mileage' items so that I know what the baseline realy is. But that's just me.

 

I couldn’t agree more, if you don’t know the history of what needs doing I found out mines had in December 05

2 New tires

Tappets done

Air filter

Final drive oil changed

Valve body balanced

Gearbox oil changed

Engine oil & filter

 

Have I missed anything?

 

Looks good, we have a checklist in the M/C FAQ which covers everything.

 

Andy

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bluepassat

Thanks Andy for the link cool.gif i have come across the fuel filter mod and have saved it in my favorites... where is the best place to buy the fuel filter?

 

regards

 

Martin

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Stan Walker

Is this another BMW plot to extract more money during serviceing?

 

YES!!!! it's a world wide BMW plot, along with alternator belts, tires, brake pads, oil, and oil filters. I support your position and would not change any of them under any circumstatce were I you.......

 

Please let us know how it works out.

 

Stan

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To Dan Gleebitz: Have your mechanic change out that fuel filter in your car that has all that mileage. Or you can do it yourself if you know proper procedure. Two (2) things while changing a motor vehicle fuel filter- 1)Relieve fuel pressure according to the manual (Haynes makes manuals for most vehicles) and 2) Don't burn down the garage. Some guys have been in the process of taking off old fuel filter without relieving pressure, gas starts spraying, they freak out and knock their trouble light into the gas and start a fire. Relieve the pressure and always use an enclosed fluroscent trouble light. Most American cars are 30k for fuel filter change. Have a fire extinguisher at hand while working on fuel-related components is good policy, also.

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Does this filter collect any appreciable amount of muck ..Reason I ask is that the one in my car has done 130,000 miles and never been changed .. and it still isn't dirty!
It's probably worth noting that on the new bikes the filter has gone the way of cages for years, in the tank, permanent, not replaceable (as a separate item). BMW may have actually finally concluded that changing routinely changing fuel filter is much ta-do about nothing.

 

I mean as you say, when's the last time any of us had the fuel tank pulled out of our cage to replace that one?

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Most automotive/truck manufacturers have gone the way of placing the fuel pumps in the gas tank with a large screen type sock filter but, the real filter is located outside the tanks on all my vehicles.

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Thanks Andy for the link cool.gif i have come across the fuel filter mod and have saved it in my favorites... where is the best place to buy the fuel filter?

 

regards

 

Martin

 

I use three places, My Dealer, Motobins or James Sherlock, with the latter two being less expensive.

In theory, you could take the old filter and match it at Halfords but you would need to be certain that it wa a fuel-injection rated filter.

 

Andy

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bluepassat

Thanks Andy

For more useful links, I think I will change the fuel filter for now and not do the mod until I am more familiar with the bike

 

So far I am going to: -

 

Change the fuel filter

Fit modified LH cam chain tensioner

Re check valve clearances

Change the brake fluid

Buy a new heater grip switch (logos faded off)

Remove center & side stand have sand blasted and re-painted

 

Regards

 

Martin

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FWIW. I changed the filter on the used 99 I recently bought. After drying it (completely), I sawed it in half and found quite a lot of gunk in there.

 

Bob

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John Dickens
Does this filter collect any appreciable amount of muck ..Reason I ask is that the one in my car has done 130,000 miles and never been changed .. and it still isn't dirty!

 

Is this another BMW plot to extract more money during serviceing?

 

The filter on my Cinquecento was clogged enough to cause a misfire after only 48,000 miles.

 

Servicing is preventative maintenance. Service intervals are based on average useage and working conditions. Personally I stick to them as near as I can.

 

The fuel filter change is certainly an awkward job for a service item but I moved mine to outside the tank so I can change mine in about 5 minutes total.

My personal hate is the clutch adjustment which is also unforgivably awkward for a 6000 mile service item. I still do it though.

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Does this filter collect any appreciable amount of muck ..Reason I ask is that the one in my car has done 130,000 miles and never been changed .. and it still isn't dirty!
I personally think that's a reasonable point. The BMW filter is as large as most car filters while passing less fuel than most car filters per x miles since the bike uses less fuel than most cars. I can't see any reason why the filter should need to be replaced more often in this application than any other.
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ShovelStrokeEd

I can't see any reason why the filter should need to be replaced more often in this application than any other.

 

One reason is the frequency of filling and the potential to get bad gas, either water or particle contaminated. One of the reasons I stick to high volume stations and never fill at a station with bags over some of the nozzles, indicating a low supply.

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I can't see any reason why the filter should need to be replaced more often in this application than any other.

Excessive dirt & debris in the tank, sucked in through open vent lines due to an improperly performed canister-echtomy perhaps??? ooo.gif

 

Sorry, I couldn't resist! wink.gif

 

Maybe my account will be cancelled! bncry.gif

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I can't see any reason why the filter should need to be replaced more often in this application than any other.

Excessive dirt & debris in the tank, sucked in through open vent lines due to an improperly performed canister-echtomy perhaps??? ooo.gif

 

Sorry, I couldn't resist! wink.gif

 

Maybe my account will be cancelled! bncry.gif

 

Puhhhhleeeez! What has that comment got to do with the discussion at hand?

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