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 *
   Seats
   Adjustment of provision of a steering wheel
   Mirrors
   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
   Cowl
   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





Catalytic converter

The catalytic converter reduces toxicity of the fulfilled gases.

It is allowed to fill only on unleaded gasoline.

Even insignificant impurity of tetraethyllead is enough completely to put the oxygen sensor and the catalytic converter out of action.

In order to avoid possible damages and for ensuring trouble-free operation of the engine it is necessary to follow the following rules:

- Surely you carry out all established works on maintenance.
- You monitor timely refueling of a tank.
- At emergence of interruptions in operation of the engine at once you suppress it.
- Start by towage is possible only with the cold engine. Otherwise not burned down fuel will get to the catalytic converter. For start of the engine it is better to use auxiliary cables.

Avoid other situations at which fuel burns down not completely or does not burn down at all, for example frequent or long use of a starter with short intervals between inclusions, repeated unsuccessful attempts to start the engine (at the same time start or a stop of the engine serviceable in every respect does not mean), operation of the engine at the removed spark plug tip.

Surely observe the above-stated recommendations, otherwise not burned down fuel will get to the catalytic converter. Danger of an overheat and damage of the catalytic converter will result.

During the operation of the catalytic converter, on whatever car it was installed, high temperature develops. The heat-shielding screens mounted in a zone of exhaust devices cannot be removed or covered with anticorrosive mastic. It is necessary to watch that during the movement, during the operation of the engine idling or on the parking the heated parts of system of production of the fulfilled gases did not appear in dangerous proximity from flammable materials (a grass, foliage, straw, etc.). Otherwise there is a danger of their ignition connected with risk of severe injuries for victims and causing significant material damage.