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


Poddomkrachivaniye and towage


(The regular jack is under a cover in a trunk floor).

At work under the car it has to be established on the elevator or if there is no elevator, on two or four reliable supports.

In need of work under the car the last has to be fixed on supports. Opiraniye of the car only on an automobile jack insufficiently. It is life-threatening!

1 It is possible to lift only the empty car on equal and the platform with a hard coating.

2 Wheels which at rise remain on the earth have to be wedged for prevention of shift of the car. Do not rely at the same time on the parking brake. By production of some repair work the parking brake needs to be released.

Apply the corresponding rubber and wooden laying to an exception of damages of the lower part of the car. Do not lift the car at all for the power unit, forward or back suspension brackets as it can lead to serious consequences.

3 The car should be installed on supports so that one support from each party looked outside.

Reference points for an automobile jack

4 As reference points for an automobile jack and the elevator the rubber blocks (shooters on an illustration) located on the lower beam are used.

5 Put an automobile jack so that its support adjoined to the surface of the platform all plane, and the head at rise rested against quadrangular deepening on the car.

6 Lift a jack so that the wheel came off the earth and bring a support under the car.


Installation of a towing cable / towing bar

The car has to be towed only for the eye which is specially provided for this purpose. The eye is in a set of the onboard tool and before towage has to be screwed in appropriate places on a front or rear bumper.

1 Forward fastening: Take out a cover above at a bumper groove, having hooked it the screw-driver, and screw against the stop a forward towing eye.

2 Back fastening: Take out a cover above at a bumper groove, having hooked it the screw-driver, and screw against the stop an eye.

Rules of towage

3 Include ignition to exclude blocking of a steering wheel, to provide a possibility of inclusion of a stoplight, a sound signal and screen wipers.
4 Establish manual the check point in neutral situation, at cars from the automatic transmission install the selector in situation "N".
5 Turn on the alarm system on both cars.
6 As the amplifier of a brake and the power steering operate only at the working engine, on the idle engine it is necessary to press stronger a pedal of a brake and to put more considerable effort to a steering wheel.
7 Application of a towing bar is recommended. In case of application of a towing cable there is a danger of arrival of the car. The towing cable has to be elastic. It reduces dynamic load of cars. It is necessary to apply only cables from artificial fiber or cables with an intermediate elastic element.

Cars with automatic transmission

Position of the selector: "N"
Maximum speed of towage: 70 km/h!
Maximum distance of towage: 150 km.

8 At damage of the transmission or a big distance the car is towed with the lifted driving wheels. Reason: at the idle engine the oil pump of transmission does not work and the last does not receive enough the oil necessary for higher numbers of turns and long towage.
9 At use of the conveyor: The car is allowed to be transported only with the lifted driving wheels. Attention: For an exception of damage of the transmission it is not allowed to tow the car a backing with the rotating driving wheels.

Start of the car towage

Start of the car towage is impossible on cars with AT.

The car is started only at the cold engine, otherwise there is a danger of damage of the catalytic converter.

10 Turn on the alarm system.
11 Include ignition.
12 Include the 3rd transfer, press a pedal of coupling and hold it.
13 Begin towage of the car.
14 Slowly include coupling when both cars move.
15 As soon as the engine to be started, press a pedal of coupling and switch off transfer not to run into the towing car.