BMW 3 series E46

Since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation



The BMW of 3 series Е46
+ Cars BMW 3 (Е46)
- Current leaving and service
   Introduction
   Current leaving
   The general information on adjustment
   Check of levels of liquids
   Check of a condition of tyres and pressure in them. A designation of tyres and disks of wheels
   Replacement of impellent oil and the oil filter
   Replacement of a filtering element of the air filter
   Checks of brake system
   Replacement of an element of the filter of air of salon
   Condition check приводных ridge belts
   Check of a condition and replacement of hoses of an impellent compartment
   Check of functioning of system of cooling and frost resistance of a cooling liquid
   Check of a condition of system of release of the fulfilled gases
   Check of level of oil in a manual box of a gear change
   Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and steering
   Check of a condition of protective covers of power shafts
   Check of level of a liquid of system of hydrostrengthening of a wheel
   Visual check of a body and its bottom
   Check of seat belts
   Rotation and replacement of wheels
   Condition check, replacement of brushes and adjustment of a corner of screen wipers
   Check of a condition of the battery, care it and gymnastics
   Replacement of a brake liquid
   Check and replacement of spark plugs
   Check of fuel system, replacement of the fuel filter. Operation of diesel model in the conditions of winter
   Greasing of loops and locks of doors
   Replacement of a battery of a key of remote control
+ The engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ РКПП and трансмиссионная a line
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Electric equipment schemes





Current leaving

In the course of service of the car you are soon convinced that is possible - and it is necessary - to combine many procedures in view of similarity of actions on their performance. For example, if the car is raised over the earth for chassis greasing, follows simultaneously while you are under the car, to examine system of release of the fulfilled gases, a suspension bracket, system of a steering and fuel system. If wheels are removed for carrying out of other works, there is a sense to check up brake mechanisms. And at last, suppose, that you had to borrow or hire динамометрический a key. Even if it is necessary to you only to tighten a spark plug, you can check up at the same time efforts of a tightening стольких critical nuts and bolts, on time how many will suffice.

The first step in performance of the program of maintenance service of the car is self-preparation. Attentively study materials of all Sections concerning forthcoming procedures, then prepare all necessary materials, the equipment and tools. If you are afraid to face problems at performance of any concrete works, consult at the expert.

The service spent according to the index of intervals of service on a control panel

The indicator of approach of term of planned servicing


The kilometric area which has remained before carrying out of the next maintenance service, is displayed to the driver in position of the ignition key by 1 index of intervals of service within several seconds after engine start. Inscriptions “OIL SERVICE”, “INSPEKTION”, and also the symbol of hours specifying not necessity of the next replacement of oil in addition can light up. The sign a minus “-” before the message specifies that term of service has fallen outside the limits the specified kilometres.

As the factor considered at calculation of service cycles, the microprocessor along with passed километражем considers also car service conditions, as, for example, movement on short either long distances or a management style of the car the driver.

On HUNDRED, after replacement of oil or after the spent service, the index of an interval of service is dumped. For indication dump the special electronic device which is on sale on HUNDRED BMW and firm KLANN at number KL-0585-10 is required. Авторизированные HUNDRED BMW should dump free of charge on request of the owner the data of the index of intervals even if service was spent by the owner independently.

For maintenance of optimum performance of the engine it is recommended to spend all checks on HUNDRED BMW to have possibility of reading of contents of memory of malfunctions of system of self-diagnostics. Address to Section Diagnostics of malfunctions. Прии to work of a control system as the engine there can be the malfunctions imperceptible for the driver which are automatically ignored by the program of emergency work. A consequence of it is engine work in not optimum mode that, for example, leads to the raised expense of fuel. Such malfunction is registered in memory of malfunctions.


The routine maintenance schedule

Offered recommendations assume independent performance of procedures of service of the car by its owner unlike the works which are carried out on a car repair shop of representation branch of company BMW. Intervals of service of car BMW of 3rd series depend on conditions of its operation. Though the given schedule is made on the basis of manufacturer recommendations, intervals between the majority of procedures, at the discretion of the owner of the car, it is possible to reduce, for example, check and replacement of greasings and liquids should be made with the intervals providing the maximum service life of the engine or a drive. Besides, if the owner of the car is interested in supporting it in a condition of the maximum readiness for operation on a case of the possible resale, many procedures can be carried out more often. We only welcome the similar initiative.

Initial service and check of the new car should be made on a car repair shop of representation branch of firm, for the purpose of performance of conditions of the guarantee certificate. In most cases such check is made free of charge (for the further information address in representation branch of firm).

MONTHLY OR EACH 1500 KM OF RUN (THAT WILL COME EARLIER)

Check level of impellent oil (Section Check of levels of liquids).
Check level of a cooling liquid of the engine (Section Check of levels of liquids).
Check level of a brake liquid/liquid of coupling (Section Check of levels of liquids).
Check level of a liquid of washers of glasses (Section Check of levels of liquids).
Check a condition of tyres and pressure in them (Section Check of a condition of tyres and pressure in them. A designation of tyres and disks of wheels).

The works spent within the limits of service “OIL service” (On a control panel after engine start the message “engine OIL service” lights up)

Under trying conditions operation, in particular, at movement in a city cycle and on short lines, frequent movings in mountain district, at transportation of the trailer and the raised dust content, the service interval should be cut by half.

ANNUALLY OR EACH 15 000 KM OF RUN

All weekly checks, plus:

Make replacement of impellent oil and the oil filter (Section Replacement of impellent oil and the oil filter).
Make check of an element of the air filter of the engine, at pollution replace (Section Replacement of a filtering element of the air filter).
Check a thickness forward and back brake колодок (Section of Check of brake system).
Check a course of the lever of a lay brake, if necessary make adjustment (Section of Check of brake system).
Replace an element of the filter of thin clearing of air of salon (Section Replacement of an element of the filter of air of salon).
Dump the index of intervals of service in a starting position (address to the materials presented above).
Works spent within the limits of service “INSPEKTION SERVICE I” (On a control panel, after engine start there is a message “Inspektion I”)

EACH 2 YEARS OR 20 000 KM OF RUN

All points listed above, plus:

The engine and system of release of the fulfilled gases

the First time in 3 years, then each 2 years: Make the control of system of release of the fulfilled gases check of number of turns of idling, concentration WITH, the ignition moment, reading of contents of memory of malfunctions (HUNDRED, Specifications).
Check a condition клинового a belt (Section condition Check приводных ridge belts).
Check level and frost resistance of a cooling liquid of system of cooling. Check on leaks and clear a lattice of a radiator of external pollution (Section Check of functioning of system of cooling and frost resistance of a cooling liquid).
Make the visual control of the engine and elements of an impellent compartment on leaks of liquids (Section Check of a condition and replacement of hoses of an impellent compartment).
Make the visual control of hoses and pipelines of fuel system on tightness and leaks of liquids (Section Check of a condition and replacement of hoses of an impellent compartment).
Check system of release of the fulfilled gases on external damages (Section Check of a condition of system of release of the fulfilled gases).

Coupling, РКПП, АТ and the main transfer


Make check of hoses, pipelines and joinings of a drive of coupling on tightness (Section of Check of brake system).
Make check of a box of a gear change, the main transfer of the back bridge, power shafts of wheels, protective covers of hinges on leaks of greasings and liquids, and damages (Sections Check of level of oil in a manual box of a gear change, Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and a steering).
Make check of cuffs of hinges of power shafts (Section Check of a condition of protective covers of power shafts).

Forward suspension bracket and steering


Make check of tips of steering draughts on presence люфтов, reliability of fastening of damage пыльников (Section Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and a steering).
Make check of protective covers the helmsman рейки on presence of damages and негерметичность (Section Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and a steering).
Check level of a liquid of the hydraulic booster of a wheel, if necessary make доливание (Section Check of level of a liquid of system of hydrostrengthening of a wheel). Check the steering mechanism, the pump, and also pipelines and joinings on leaks of liquids.

Body, the equipment


Check protection of the bottom and a paint and varnish covering of a body on corrosion and damage presence (the Head the Body and Section Visual check of a body and its bottom).
Make the visual control of damages of systems of safety (belts and pillows) (Section Check of seat belts).

Brakes, tyres, wheels


Remove wheels, clear and grease aligning corbel. Make rotation and, in case of need replacement of wheels. At installation tighten bolts of fastening of wheels cross-wise, with effort established by Specifications (Section Rotation and replacement of wheels).
Check depth of a protector, pressure of air in tyres, deterioration and damages of tyres (including a spare wheel) (Section Check of a condition of tyres and pressure in them. A designation of tyres and disks of wheels).
Check a thickness forward and back brake колодок, a condition of a surface of brake disks. At planned replacement brake колодок back brakes simultaneously it is necessary to check up a thickness колодок a lay brake (Section of Check of brake system).
Check a course of the lever of a lay brake, if necessary regulate (Section of Check of brake system).
Check pipelines, hoses, brake cylinders and joinings of brake system on tightness and presence of damages. If necessary supplement a brake liquid. (Sections of Check of brake system, Check of levels of liquids).

Electric equipment


Check functioning of all consumers of the electric power, elements of management and indicators.
Check, if necessary make adjustment of a ray of light of headlights.
Check brushes of screen wipers on deterioration. If brushes движутся non-uniformly check installation corners (Section condition Check, replacement of brushes and adjustment of a corner of screen wipers).
Check work glass - and фароомывателей - installation snuffled, passableness of tubes of system.
Check level of electrolit of the storage battery. Make check of reliability of fastening of plugs and holders (Section Check of a condition of the battery, care it and gymnastics).
Make dump of the index of intervals of service (address to the materials presented above).

EACH 2 YEARS IRRESPECTIVE OF THE PASSED KILOMETRIC AREA
On a control panel the symbol of hours lights up.


Replace a brake liquid (Section Replacement of a brake liquid).

The first time in 3 years further everyone of 2 years: Make reading of memory of malfunctions of electronic systems, check of turns of idling, the moment of ignition and the maintenance WITH.

Works spent within the limits of service “INSPEKTION SERVICE II” (On a control panel, after engine start there is a message “Inspektion II”)

EACH 4 YEARS OR 40 000 KM OF RUN (THAT WILL COME EARLIER)


All points listed above, plus:

Petrol engines: Replace spark plugs (Section Check and replacement of spark plugs).
Replace an element and wash out the case of the air filter (Section Replacement of a filtering element of the air filter).
Diesel engines: Replace the fuel filter (Section Check of fuel system, replacement of the fuel filter. Operation of diesel model in the conditions of winter).
Make greasing of clamps of doors and cylinders of locks universal greasing (Has undressed Greasing of loops and locks of doors).
If necessary replace a battery брелка remote control of the uniform lock (Section Replacement of a battery of a key of remote control).

EACH 4 YEARS, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE PASSED KILOMETRIC AREA


Replace a liquid of system of cooling).

EACH 150 000 KM OF RUN


Make replacement of gauges of oxygen (ljambda-probes).