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
   Introduction
   Current leaving
   General information on control
   Check of levels of liquids
   Check of a condition of tires and pressure in them. Designation of tires and disks of wheels
   Replacement of motive oil and oil filter
   Replacement of the filtering element of the air filter
   Checks of the brake system
   Replacement of an element of the filter of air of salon
   Check of a condition of driving ridge belts
   Check of a state and replacement of hoses of a motive compartment
   Check of functioning of the cooling system and frost resistance of cooling liquid
   Check of a condition of system of production of the fulfilled gases
   Check of level of oil in a manual box of gear shifting
   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 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
   Check of a state, replacement of brushes and adjustment of a corner of screen wipers
   Check of a condition of the battery, care of it and charging
   Replacement of brake fluid
   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 the battery of a key of remote control
+ 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





Current leaving

In the course of service of the car you are convinced soon of what is possible - and it is necessary - to combine many procedures in view of similarity of actions for their performance. For example, if the car is raised above the ground for chassis lubricant, it is necessary at the same time while you are under the car, to examine system of production of the fulfilled gases, a suspension bracket, system of steering and fuel system. If wheels are removed for carrying out other works, there is a sense to check brake mechanisms. And at last, suppose, that you had to lend or hire a dynamometer key. Even if it is necessary to you only to tighten spark plugs, you can check at the same time efforts of tightening of so many critical nuts and bolts on how many there will be enough time.

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

The service which is carried out according to the index of intervals of service on the control panel

Indicator of approach of term of routine maintenance


The distance in kilometers which remained before carrying out the next maintenance is displayed to the driver in position of the ignition key by 1 index of intervals of service within several seconds after start of the engine. In addition the inscriptions "OIL SERVICE", "INSPEKTION", and also the symbol of hours specifying not need of the next replacement of oil can light up. The minus sign "-" before the message indicates that the term of service exceeded the limit of the specified kilometers.

As the factor considered when calculating service cycles, the microprocessor along with the passable distance in kilometers considers also car service conditions as, for example, the movement on short or long distances or management style of the car the driver.

On HUNDRED, after replacement of oil or after the carried-out service, the index of an interval of service is dropped. Dumping of indication requires the special electronic device which is on sale on HUNDRED BMWs and KLANN at number KL-0585-10. The authorized HUNDRED BMWs have to drop free of charge upon the demand of the owner data of the index of intervals even if service was conducted by the owner independently.

For ensuring optimum performance of the engine it is recommended to carry out all inspections on HUNDRED BMWs to have a possibility of reading of contents of memory of malfunctions of system of self-diagnostics. Address the Section Diagnostics of Malfunctions. Priya to work of a control system of the engine there can be malfunctions imperceptible for the driver which are automatically ignored by the program of emergency work. Operation of the engine in the non-optimal mode is a consequence of it that, for example, results in the increased fuel consumption. Such malfunction is registered in memory of malfunctions.


Schedule of routine maintenance

The offered recommendations assume independent performing procedures of service of the car by its owner unlike the works which are carried out at car repair shop of representative office of the BMW company. Intervals of service of the BMW car of the 3rd series depend on conditions of its operation. Though this schedule is made on the basis of recommendations of manufacturer, 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 lubricants and liquids should be made with the intervals providing the maximum service life of the engine or drive. Besides, if the owner of the car is interested in supporting him in a condition of the maximum readiness for operation on a case of possible resale, many procedures can be performed more often. We only welcome a similar initiative.

Initial service and check of the new car has to be made at car repair shop of representative office of firm, for the purpose of performance of conditions of the guarantee certificate. In most cases such check is made free of charge (apply for further information in representative office of firm).

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

· Check the level of motive oil (Section Check of Levels of Liquids).
· Check the level of cooling liquid of the engine (Section Check of Levels of Liquids).
· Check the level of brake liquid / liquid of coupling (Section Check of Levels of Liquids).
· Check the level of liquid of washers of glasses (Section Check of Levels of Liquids).
· Check a condition of tires and pressure in them (The section Check of a Condition of Tires and Pressure in them. Designation of tires and disks of wheels).

The works which are carried out within service of "OIL service" (On the control panel after start of the engine the message of "engine OIL service" lights up)

Under trying conditions operation, in particular, at the movement in a city cycle and on short routes, frequent movements in the mountain area, at transportation of the trailer and the increased dust content, should cut an interval of service by half.

ANNUALLY OR EACH 15 000 KM OF THE RUN

All weekly checks, plus:

· You make replacement of motive oil and an oil filter (Section Replacement of Motive Oil and Oil Filter).
· You make check of an element of the air filter of the engine, at pollution replace (Section Replacement of the Filtering Element of the Air Filter).
· Check thickness of lobbies and back brake shoes (Section of Check of the brake system).
· Check the course of the lever of the parking brake, if necessary you make adjustment (The section of Check of the brake system).
· Replace an element of the filter of thin purification of air of salon (Section Replacement of an Element of the Filter of Air of Salon).
· Drop the index of intervals of service of a starting position (address the materials given above).
The works which are carried out within service of "INSPEKTION SERVICE I" (On the control panel, after start of the engine the message of "Inspektion I" appears)

EACH 2 YEARS OR 20 000 KM OF THE RUN

All listed above points, plus:

The engine and system of production of the fulfilled gases

· The first time in 3 years, then each 2 years: You make control of system of production of the fulfilled gases check of speed of idling, concentration WITH, the ignition moment, reading of contents of memory of malfunctions (HUNDRED, Specifications).
· Check a condition of a maple belt (Section Check of a Condition of Driving Ridge Belts).
· Check the level and frost resistance of cooling liquid of the cooling system. Check for leaks and clear a front grille of external pollution (Section Check of Functioning of the Cooling System and Frost Resistance of Cooling Liquid).
· You make visual control of the engine and elements of a motive compartment on leak of liquids (Section Check of a State and Replacement of Hoses of a Motive Compartment).
· You make visual control of hoses and pipelines of fuel system on tightness and leak of liquids (Section Check of a State and Replacement of Hoses of a Motive Compartment).
· Check system of production of the fulfilled gases for external damages (Section Check of a Condition of System of Production of the Fulfilled Gases).

Coupling, RKPP, AT and main transfer


· You make check of hoses, pipelines and connections of the drive of coupling on tightness (The section of Check of the brake system).
· You make check of a box of gear shifting, the main transfer of the back bridge, power shafts of wheels, protective covers of hinges on leak of lubricants and liquids, and damages (The sections Check of Level of Oil in a manual box of gear shifting, Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and steering).
· You 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


· You make check of tips of steering drafts on existence of side plays, reliability of fastening of damage of boots (Section Check of a Condition of Components of a Suspension Bracket and Steering).
· You make check of protective covers of a steering rack on existence of damages and leakage (Section Check of a Condition of Components of a Suspension Bracket and Steering).
· Check power steering liquid level, if necessary you make a dolivaniye (Section Check of Level of Liquid of System of Hydrostrengthening of a Wheel). Check the steering mechanism, the pump, and also pipelines and accessions for leak of liquids.

Body, equipment


· Check protection of the bottom and a paint and varnish covering of a body for existence of corrosion and damage (The head Kuzov and the Section Visual check of a body and its bottom).
· You make visual control of damages of security systems (belts and pillows) (Section Check of Seat Belts).

Brakes, tires, wheels


· Remove wheels, clear and grease the aligning corbel. You make rotation and, in case of need replacement of wheels. At installation tighten bolts of fastening of wheels cross-wise, with the effort established by Specifications (The section Rotation and replacement of wheels).
· Check the protector depth, air pressure in tires, wear and damages of tires (including a spare wheel) (The section Check of a Condition of Tires and Pressure in them. Designation of tires and disks of wheels).
· Check thickness of lobbies and back brake shoes, a condition of a surface of brake disks. At planned replacement of brake shoes of back brakes at the same time it is necessary to check thickness of blocks of the parking brake (The section of Check of the brake system).
· Check the course of the lever of the parking brake, if necessary regulate (The section of Check of the brake system).
· Check pipelines, hoses, brake cylinders and connections of the brake system for tightness and existence of damages. If necessary supplement brake fluid. (Sections of Check of the 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 you make adjustment of a ray of light of headlights.
· Check brushes of screen wipers for wear. If brushes move unevenly check the angles of installation (The section Check of a State, replacement of brushes and adjustment of a corner of screen wipers).
· Check work glass - and faroomyvatel - installation snuffled, passability of tubes of system.
· Check the level of electrolyte of the rechargeable battery. You make check of reliability of fastening of plugs and holders (The section Check of a Condition of the Battery, care of it and charging).
· You make dumping of the index of intervals of service (address the materials given above).

EACH 2 YEARS IRRESPECTIVE OF THE PASSABLE DISTANCE IN KILOMETRES
On the control panel the symbol of hours lights up.


· Replace brake fluid (Section Replacement of Brake Fluid).

The first time in 3 years, further each 2 years: You make reading of memory of malfunctions of electronic systems, check of turns of idling, the moment of ignition and contents WITH.

The works which are carried out within service of "INSPEKTION SERVICE II" (On the control panel, after start of the engine the message of "Inspektion II" appears)

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


All listed above points, plus:

· Petrol engines: Replace spark plugs (The section Check and replacement of spark plugs).
· Replace an element and wash out the case of the air filter (Section Replacement of the Filtering Element of the Air Filter).
· Diesel engines: Replace the fuel filter (The section Check of Fuel System, replacement of the fuel filter. Operation of diesel model in the conditions of winter).
· You produce lubricant of clamps of doors and cylinders of locks universal lubricant (Section Greasing of Loops and Locks of Doors).
· If necessary replace the battery a brelka of remote control of the uniform lock (Section Replacement of the Battery of a Key of Remote Control).

EACH 4 YEARS, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE PASSABLE DISTANCE IN KILOMETRES


· Replace cooling system liquid).

EACH 150 000 KM OF THE RUN


· You make replacement of sensors of oxygen (lambda probes).




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