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





Replacement of the filtering element of the air filter

The filtering element of the air filter of the engine needs to be replaced only in that case when it is polluted. Under normal conditions operation the interval between replacements makes up to 100.000 km. The filtering element should not be cleared gasoline or to oil. It is also not necessary to blow the filter compressed air.


Petrol engines:

 REMOVAL

1 Open clips-1 covers of the filter.

2 Slightly raise around a filter cover.

3 Lift a cover of the filter and take out the filtering element-1-(address an accompanying illustration).

4 Wipe the filter case with a damp rag.


 INSTALLATION

1 Insert the new filtering element into the filter case.
2 Put into place a cover and fix it by clips.


Diesel engine 320d

 REMOVAL

1 Remove an element of the air filter of ventilation, heating and conditioner, address the Section Replacement of an Element of the Filter of Air of Salon.

2 Open cable channel at the lower part of the case of the filter-2-and take out a cable.

3 Turn out bolts-1-and remove the lower part of the case of the filter-2-.
4 Uncover an opening for filling with oil.

5 Turn off bolts-1-, remove facing of the engine-2-.

6 Unscrew screws-1-and uncover the air filter at a head of cylinders. On an accompanying illustration on both left screws face keys are visible.

7 Take out the filtering element back. Wipe the filter case with a damp rag.


 INSTALLATION

1 Install the new filtering element in the filter case. The back holder on an illustration shows down.

2 Fix a cover of the air filter on a head of cylinders. Instruction: It is inconvenient to wrap an external bolt of fastening between a box of the air filter and a wall of a motive compartment. It is recommended to fix at first a cover of the filter without the filtering element to understand how the specified bolt is established. Then establish the filtering element and fix a cover at first by the specified bolt.
3 Fix the soaking-up air hose and facing of the engine.
4 Screw an opening cover for an oil flood.
5 Fix the lower part of a vozdukhosborny box.
6 Lay a cable in cable channel at the lower part of the case of the filter. Close cable channel.
7 Establish into place an element of the air filter of ventilation, heating and conditioner, address the Section Replacement of an Element of the Filter of Air of Salon.