BMW 3 Series E46

since 1998 release

Repair and operation of the car



BMW 3 Series E46
+ BMW 3 cars (E46)
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ RKPP and transmission line
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
- Body
   General information and security measures
   + Leaving and repair of damages of a body
   - External elements of a body
      Removal and installation of a front bumper
      Removal and installation/check of shock-absorbers of a bumper
      Removal and installation of a rear bumper
      Removal and installation of the back shock-absorber
      Removal and installation of a cover of a fairing
      Removal and installation of a forward wing
      Removal and installation of a cowl
      Adjustment of a cowl
      Removal and installation of a trunk lid
      Adjustment of a trunk lid
      Removal and installation of the lock/cylinder of the lock of a trunk lid
      Removal and installation of a gas-filled emphasis of a cowl/trunk lid
      Replacement of moldings and emblem of model
      Removal, installation and adjustment of a door
      Removal and installation of facing of a door
      Removal and installation of the lock of a door
      Removal and installation of the cylinder of the lock
      Removal and installation of the external handle of a door
      Removal, installation and adjustment of a window
      Removal and installation of the power window
      Removal and installation of the electric motor of a window regulator
      Removal and installation of a mirror of an external look / sound signal of high-pitch tone
      Removal and installation of glass of a mirror
      Removal and installation of the case of a mirror of an exterior
   + Internal elements of a body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment





Removal and installation of a gas-filled emphasis of a cowl/trunk lid

 REMOVAL

1 Open a cowl/trunk lid and prop up them.

If the gas-filled emphasis is not removed, then it cannot keep a cover in open situation.

2 Trunk lid: Remove sideways a lock washer-1-. Below by means of the screw-driver remove a spring bracket-2-a little, without removing it, and wring out a gas-filled emphasis from a spherical head.

The emphasis is under loading.

3 Cowl: Disconnect an emphasis from above and from below from spherical support for what the screw-driver take spring brackets a little, without removing them.

The gas-filled emphasis is under loading.


 INSTALLATION

4 Insert a lock bracket-1-from edge in emphasis vents.

5 Establish an emphasis by the screw-driver on a spherical support and completely enter a lock bracket in vents.
6 Trunk lid: Insert an emphasis from above over a pin and establish sideways a lock spring.

Utilization of a gas-filled emphasis

If the gas-filled emphasis is replaced, before its utilization it is necessary to remove gas from an old emphasis. For this purpose the emphasis needs to be clamped in a vice around X = 50 mm.

The emphasis should be clamped in this place, otherwise there is a danger! Then it is necessary to saw through the cylinder in the first third of its total length, counting from a basic edge from a rod. To collect the pouring-out oil, the region of a cut needs to be closed a rag. Besides, during cutting it is necessary to use goggles.