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
   - Engine cooling system
      Replacement of cooling liquid
      Check of a thermoswitch
      Check of the cooling system under pressure
      Connection and separation of the quick disconnect coupling
      Removal and installation of the thermostat
      Removal and installation of a fan / casing of the fan
      Removal and installation of the fan with the viscous coupling
      Removal and installation of a radiator
      Removal and installation of the pump of cooling liquid
   + Heater and conditioner of air of salon
+ 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





Removal and installation of a radiator

As a result of long operation of the car thin channels in a radiator can get littered with rainfall which is contained in cooling liquid and limy deposits. Thereof efficiency of cooling significantly decreases and the engine overheats. The only way of correction of a situation is replacement of a radiator.

If oil gets to a contour of cooling, for example, at defect of sealing laying of a head of cylinders, after the made repairs it is necessary to remove a radiator and a broad tank and to wash out the usual clearing means. Observe at the same time instructions of the manufacturer of the clearing means. After installation of a radiator into place it is necessary to fill several times all cooling system with hot water and to merge it.

Liquid after washing cannot be poured out. Observe instructions of her producer. Local authorities have to provide information on places of possible utilization of similar liquids.


 REMOVAL

1 Remove a fan casing, address the Section Removal and installation of a fan/casing of the fan.
2 Merge cooling liquid and utilize it, address the Section Replacement of Cooling Liquid.
3 Petrol engine: Remove a box of the air filter on absorption, address the Section Removal and installation of the air filter of the engine.
4 Disconnect hoses of cooling liquid from above and from below on a radiator. For this purpose by means of the small screw-driver remove upward clamps of quick disconnect couplings, address the Section Connection and separation of the quick disconnect coupling.
5 Disconnect from below at the left at a radiator a level sensor cable.

6 Turn out at the left above at a radiator the screw-1-.

The corresponding screw on the right at a radiator was turned out already at removal of a casing of the fan.

7 Incline a radiator above back, then take out from the lower holders up.

Radiators of the power steering and conditioner are located before an engine radiator in the holder of the module. For removal of these radiators it is previously necessary to remove an engine radiator. The contour of cooling of the conditioner is allowed to be opened only with a specialized workshop having the corresponding equipment. There is a danger of accident, address Section 11.

Plates of a radiator have sharp edges therefore it is recommended to use mittens for removal of a radiator.



 INSTALLATION

8 Check all hoses of the cooling system for existence of cuts, cracks and other damages. If it is necessary, replace them. Check a condition of both lower rubber support of a radiator.

9 Insert a radiator from above so that rubber support sat down precisely in slips (black shooters on an illustration).
10 Incline a radiator forward and screw the top screw from a branch pipe for filling with water.

11 Establish a fan casing, address the Section Removal and installation of a fan/casing of the fan.
12 Attach a cable to the level sensor at the left below at a radiator.
13 Check visually sealing rings in quick disconnect couplings. In the presence of deformations replace.
14 Press wire clamps on couplings. Connect hoses to a radiator. At the same time quick disconnect couplings have to be latched distinctly, address the Section Connection and separation of the quick disconnect coupling.
15 Petrol engine: Install a box of the air filter for the soaked-up air, address the Section Removal and installation of the air filter of the engine.
16 Fill system with liquid and remove from it air, address the Section Replacement of Cooling Liquid.