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


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Rotation and replacement of wheels

1 Rotation can be spent at occurrence of signs of non-uniform deterioration of protectors. However remember that in case of successful rotation of all four wheels you eventually should replace all tyres simultaneously.
As carrying out of the given procedure demands a car raising over the earth and removals of wheels, check up at the same time and work of brake mechanisms (address to Section of Check of brake system).

Even if you are not going to make rotation, at least check up reliability of an inhaling of bolts of fastening of wheels.


2 At faster deterioration of forward tyres it is recommended to interchange the position of forward and back tyres. Thus, service life of all four tyres is equalised.
3 Address to the information in Razdele Poddomkrachivanie and towage for a correct raising of the car at wheel replacement.
4 Car should be lifted on the lift or to establish it on support that all four wheels have been lifted over the earth. Make sure that the car is reliably fixed!

Do not replace separately any tyre. It is necessary to replace both tyres of one bridge. Tyres with большей depth of a protector are established on back wheels. Forward and back wheels should have tyres of the identical size and type, and at all-wheel drive cars also one manufacturer and one execution of a protector. The tyres which have worked more of 6 years, it is necessary to apply only in case of failure, thus it is necessary to be careful at driving. At replacement and removal бескамерных tyres it is necessary to change the gate necessarily.


5 In case of application of tyres with a protector supposing movement only in a certain direction that is underlined an arrow on a lateral surface of the tyre, the specified direction is necessary for observing. Only thus achievement of necessary road qualities of the car, namely absence of hydroplaning, stability on road, low noise level and small deterioration is provided. If the spare wheel owing to failure has to be established with a rotation opposite direction, such application should be only time, since. Achievement specified above road qualities of the car thus is impossible. It especially concerns movement on wet road. Therefore it is recommended to co-ordinate speed of movement with conditions of road and to reinstall the tyre according to the specified direction of rotation.


Spare wheel

6 Spare wheel can be established both on a lobby, and on a back axis.
7 Spare wheel is intended only for short-term use and it is necessary to replace it with the usual as soon as possible.
8 After installation of a spare wheel pressure in its tyre should make 4.2 bar.
9 With the established spare wheel it is impossible to exceed speed of 80 km/hour. It is necessary to avoid the maximum acceleration of the car, intensive braking and sharp turns.
10 At installation of a spare wheel the road gleam under a corresponding axis decreases approximately for 30 mm.

It is not necessary to apply spare wheels from cars of other types.

It is not supposed to establish two or more spare wheels.

Replacement of wheels

11 Remove a decorative cap of a wheel.
12 On the car standing on the earth, tighten a manual brake and ослабьте bolts of fastening of a wheel.
13 Lift the corresponding party of the car and fix on supports.

14 Turn away the top bolt of fastening of a wheel and on its place screw an adjusting pin. Use of an adjusting pin facilitates installation of a spare wheel.

Disks from easy alloys are protected from corrosion by a transparent varnish. Be careful not to damage a varnish covering. At covering damage, cover a disk with a varnish coat.


15 For an exception “прикипания” disks of wheels to a nave, before wheel installation, apply a thin film greasings on the fillet of a nave aligning a disk of a wheel.
16 Zinced wheel bolts can be applied only on capital stamped disks.
17 Disks from easy alloys fasten only the chromeplated wheel bolts on which there is a conic rotating washer. This washer established under a head of a bolt, protects a disk surface at a tightening of bolts.
18 Before ввинчиванием do not grease a carving of bolts of fastening of a wheel.

19 Tightening of bolts of fastening of a wheel make in regular intervals in some stages in diagonal sequence.

The moment of a tightening of bolts of fastening of a wheel is resulted in Specifications.


Chains противоскольжения

20 Chains should be established only on forward wheels, as well all-wheel drive car.
21 Chains противоскольжения can be established only on tyres dimension 195/65 R 15. Installation of chains противоскольжения on an emergency wheel for technical reasons is not supposed.
22 it is necessary to use only мелкоячеистые the chains acting no more than on 15 mm (including замковые links).
23 At installation of chains противоскольжения it is necessary to remove full-size caps of wheels and decorative rings of disks. For safety reasons wheel bolts should be protected special caps.
24 Before movement on free from snow it is necessary for way site to remove chains противоскольжения. They worsen road performance of the car, raise deterioration of tyres and quickly collapse.