BMW 3 Series E46

since 1998 release

Repair and operation of the car

BMW 3 Series E46
- BMW 3 cars (E46)
   Identification numbers of the car
   Acquisition of spare parts
   Technology of service, tool and equipment of a workplace
   Poddomkrachivaniye and towage
   Start of the engine from the auxiliary power supply
   Checks of readiness of the car for operation
   Automobile chemicals, oils and lubricants
   Diagnostics of malfunctions
   Governing bodies and methods of operation
   Governing bodies and devices
   Gas station
   Keys, uniform lock and anticreeping system
   Security alarm system *
   Window regulators
   The hatch with a lifting and movable cover *
   Adjustment of provision of a steering wheel
   Systems of safety
   Lock of ignition and start of the engine
   Parking brake
   Manual Box of Gear Shifting (MBGS)
   Automatic Transmission (AT) *
   Lever of the switch of indexes of turn / light signal
   Screen wipers and windscreen washers
   Heater of back glass
   Tempostat (automatic equipment of maintenance of the set speed) *
   The alarm system of emergency rapprochement at the parking (PDC) *
   System of automatic stabilization of stability with the regulator of torque of the ASC+T/engine System of dynamic control of stability of DSC *
   The air pressure control system in tires (RDC) *
   Lighting and light devices
   Heater, ventilation and conditioner of air of salon
   Equipment of salon
   Running in
   Features of driving of the car
   Catalytic converter
   Anti-blocking system of brakes (ABS)
   Disk brakes
   Brake system
   Luggage compartments
   Automobile phone *
   Readjustment of headlights
   Unlocking of a cover of the filling hatch manually
   Drive of a lifting and movable cover of the hatch manually *
+ 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
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment

Running in

Adhere to the recommendations given below to promote extension of service life and to provide profitability of your car.

Engine and reducer of the back bridge

Run to 2000 km

Turns of the engine and speed can be various, but their values should not go beyond the following limits:

Cars with petrol engines:

4-cylinder: 4500 rpm, 150 km/h
6-cylinder: 4500 rpm, 160 km/h

Cars with diesel engines: 3500 rpm, 150 km/h

Do not allow pressing of a pedal of an accelerator to the situation corresponding to full opening of a butterfly valve or the mode of the maximum acceleration.

After the run of the first 2000 km it is possible to increase pace and speed gradually.

Rules of a running in have to be followed and in case in the course of the subsequent operation the engine or a reducer of the back bridge is replaced.


The manufacturing techniques of tires do not guarantee optimum coupling of new tires with the road. Therefore throughout the first 300 km it is recommended to move more frostily.

Brake system

Optimum extra earnings and perception of loadings brake shoes and disks is reached only after the run making about 500 km.