BMW E60 M5 Fuel Filter Replacement DIY
In case you are one of the guys that wants to do everything by himself and doesn't trust anyone else to do mechanical work on his car, this DIY is for you.
The E60 M5 is a monster. With its 5-liter V10 S85 engine and 500 HP, this baby will rip you spline out and you'll be thankful for it. However, even such a monster needs servicing. In case your car hit 60,000 miles (or roughly 100,000 km) it is recommended you replace the fuel filter.
For the E60 M5, it's located under the back seat and it's easy to reach. The whole ordeal will take around one and a half hours and you will need a OEM BMW Fuel Filter (part #16142283196), some small wrenches, a special tool for removing the collar nut/ring and some rags, sponges or containers to drain the fuel into when unplugging the fuel lines.
Other than that, you just need to follow these steps and then enjoy the rewards of a job well done.