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Old 04-22-2014, 10:48 AM   #1
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91 318is fuel filter inlet hose molded or not?

anyone whether the fuel filter inlet hose on a 91 318is is molded or not? none of the parts on realoem look like what's in my car, and the inlet hose looks molded to me. having nothing else to go on, i ordered #5 from bmw on this diagram:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...45&hg=13&fg=10

but it's not molded, and is much longer than the one currently on the car, so it doesn't look like the right part.

#11 in the following diagram looks totally wrong too:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...16&hg=16&fg=15

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Old 04-22-2014, 11:16 AM   #2
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I don't know the answer to your question, however I would ask does the hose have to be moulded? As long as there's enough space to run a piece of generic hose to both barbs without it getting kinked I would say that it doesn't have to be moulded. You might have to run the hose slightly differently than factory but it'll be cheaper to buy a length of hose off the spool at NAPA or wherever than buying a custom moulded hose from BMW.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:32 PM   #3
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ya, that's my exact problem: a generic hose looks like it might get kinked if i try to route it exactly like the current hose, which appears to be factory. if i can't find the correct hose, i might be forced to reposition the filter to clear an unkinked generic route.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:44 PM   #4
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talked to the dealer. apparently the inlet hose is discontinued, so bmw is now just supplying a long flexible fuel hose and hoping the installer can find a routing that doesn't kink.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:42 PM   #5
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It should be doable. I redid all of the lines and stuff in the fuel filter area on my car with generic fuel injection hose and it doesn't look much different than stock.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:16 AM   #6
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just finished the install. managed a decent routing. no leaks, runs fine. the hose i installed had to run from the tank hard line directly to the fuel filter inlet because at some point before i bought the car someone removed #7 here:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...16&hg=16&fg=15

i think that might be a pressure accumulator? real oem doesn't have a description for #7. anyway, thanks for the advice.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:23 AM   #7
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Next time check with us, we usually have hard to find parts the dealer does not have anymore!
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:27 AM   #8
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good to know, thanks. do you deliver in the gta?
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:35 AM   #9
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:23 AM   #10
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This might be the fuel hose you are looking for?
http://www.autopartsway.ca/partdetai...33-1641896/CON

Fuel supply route on mine is strait from the pump, to the filter, then up to the fuel rail. No other components, just a combination of hard lines and hoses.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:36 AM   #11
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that length would have been too short for my routing, but the elbow would have been nice going into the filter, assuming the remainder is as flexible as a normal fuel hose. interesting that your 318is is also missing #7. maybe they all shipped without it and the realoem diagram is wrong.

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Old 04-23-2014, 12:58 PM   #12
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IIRC the length was about 10 inches, I'll check under the car if you're still unsure.

Sometimes the realoem diagrams are generic but what's listed below is usually what came on the car, if you entered the VIN correctly? It's always good to double check the part number on ecstuning.com and blunttech.com (they have a lot of pictures).
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