E46 series BMW 3

since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation



E46 series BMW 3
+ BMW 3 Cars (Е46)
- 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 impellent oil and oil filter
   Replacement of a filtering element of the air filter
   Checks of brake system
   Replacement of an element of the filter of air of salon
   Check of a condition of driving ridge belts
   Check of a condition and replacement of hoses of an impellent compartment
   Check of functioning of system of cooling 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
   Condition check, 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 liquid
   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 a battery of a key of remote control
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, 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
+ electric equipment Schemes



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Current leaving

In the course of car service you are convinced soon that is possible - and it is necessary - to combine many procedures in view of similarity of actions on their performance. For example, if the car is raised over the earth for chassis greasing, follows at the same time while you are under the car, to examine system of production of the fulfilled gases, a suspension bracket, system of a 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 borrow or hire a dinamometrichesky key. Even if it is necessary to you only to tighten a spark plug, you can check at the same time efforts of a tightening of so many critical nuts and bolts, on time how many will suffice.

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 at performance of any concrete works, consult at the expert.

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

Indicator of approach of term of planned servicing


The distance in kilometers which has 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 engine start. Inscriptions of "OIL SERVICE", “INSPEKTION”, and also the symbol of hours specifying not need of the next replacement of oil in addition can light up. The minus sign “-” before the message specifies that term of service fell outside the limits the specified kilometers.

As a factor considered at calculation of service cycles, the microprocessor along with the passable distance in kilometers considers also car service conditions, as, for example, 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 dumped. Dumping of indication needs the special electronic device which is on sale on HUNDRED BMWs and KLANN firm at the number KL-0585-10. Authorized HUNDRED BMWs should dump free of charge on request of the owner data of the index of intervals even if service was carried out by the owner independently.

For ensuring optimum performance of the engine it is recommended to carry out all checks on HUNDRED BMWs to have possibility of reading of contents of memory of malfunctions of system of self-diagnostics. Address to the Section Diagnostics of malfunctions. Pry to work of a control system as the engine there can be the malfunctions imperceptible for the driver which are automatically ignored by the program of emergency work. A consequence of it is operation of the engine in not optimum mode that, for example, leads to the increased fuel consumption. Such malfunction is registered in memory of malfunctions.


Schedule of routine maintenance

Offered recommendations assume independent performance of procedures of service of the car it the owner unlike the works which are carried out at car repair shop of representation 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 manufacturer recommendations, 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 greasings and liquids should be made with the intervals providing the maximum service life of the engine or a drive. Besides, if the owner of the car is interested in supporting it in a condition of the maximum readiness for operation on a case of the possible resale, many procedures can be carried out more often. We only welcome a similar initiative.

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

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

· Check level of impellent oil (The section Check of levels of liquids).
· Check level of cooling liquid of the engine (The section Check of levels of liquids).
· Check level of brake liquid/liquid of coupling (The section Check of levels of liquids).
· Check level of liquid of washers of glasses (The 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 a control panel after start of the engine “engine OIL service” message lights up)

Under trying conditions operation, in particular, at movement in a city cycle and on short routes, frequent movings in the mountain district, at transportation of the trailer and the raised dust content, the interval of service should be cut by half.

ANNUALLY OR EACH 15 000 KM OF RUN

All weekly checks, plus:

· Make replacement of impellent oil and the oil filter (The section Replacement of impellent oil and the oil filter).
· Make check of an element of the air filter of the engine, at pollution replace (The section Replacement of a filtering element of the air filter).
· Check thickness of lobbies and back brake shoes (The section of Check of brake system).
· Check a course of the lever of the parking brake, if necessary make adjustment (The section of Check of brake system).
· Replace an element of the filter of thin purification of air of salon (The section Replacement of an element of the filter of air of salon).
· Dump the index of intervals of service in a starting position (address to the materials presented above).
Works “INSPEKTION SERVICE I” carried out within service (On a control panel, after start of the engine there is a message of “Inspektion I”)

EACH 2 YEARS OR 20 000 KM OF RUN

All points listed above, plus:

The engine and system of production of the fulfilled gases

· The first time in 3 years, then each 2 years: Make control of system of production of the fulfilled gases check of number of turns of idling, concentration WITH, the ignition moment, reading of contents of memory of malfunctions (HUNDRED, Specifications).
· Check a condition of a maple belt (The section Check of a condition of driving ridge belts).
· Check level and frost resistance of cooling liquid of system of cooling. Check on leaks and clear a front grille of external pollution (The section Check of functioning of system of cooling and frost resistance of cooling liquid).
· Make visual control of the engine and elements of an impellent compartment on leakages of liquids (The section Check of a condition and replacement of hoses of an impellent compartment).
· Make visual control of hoses and pipelines of fuel system on tightness and leakages of liquids (The section Check of a condition and replacement of hoses of an impellent compartment).
· Check system of production of the fulfilled gases on external damages (The section Check of a condition of system of production of the fulfilled gases).

Coupling, RKPP, AT and main transfer


· Make check of hoses, pipelines and accessions of a drive of coupling on tightness (The section of Check of brake system).
· Make check of a box of gear shifting, the main transfer of the back bridge, power shafts of wheels, protective covers of hinges on leakages of greasings and liquids, and damages (Sections Check of level of oil in a manual box of gear shifting, Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and a steering).
· Make check of cuffs of hinges of power shafts (The section Check of a condition of protective covers of power shafts).

Forward suspension bracket and steering


· Make check of tips of steering drafts on existence люфтов, reliability of fastening of damage of boots (The section Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and a steering).
· Make check of protective covers of a steering rack on existence of damages and a leakage (The section Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and a steering).
· Check level of liquid of the power steering, if necessary make a dolivaniye (The section Check of level of liquid of system of hydrostrengthening of a wheel). Check the steering mechanism, the pump, and also pipelines and accessions on leakages of liquids.

Body, equipment


· Check protection of the bottom and a paint and varnish covering of a body on corrosion and damage existence (Head the Body and the Section Visual check of a body and its bottom).
· Make visual control of damages of systems of safety (belts and pillows) (The section Check of seat belts).

Brakes, tires, wheels


· Remove wheels, clear and grease aligning corbel. Make rotation and, in case of need replacement of wheels. At installation tighten bolts of fastening of wheels cross-wise, with effort established by Specifications (The section Rotation and replacement of wheels).
· Check depth of a protector, pressure of air 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 brake system).
· Check a course of the lever of the parking brake, if necessary regulate (The section of Check of brake system).
· Check pipelines, hoses, brake cylinders and accessions of brake system on tightness and existence of damages. If necessary supplement brake liquid. (Sections of Check of 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 make adjustment of a ray of light of headlights.
· Check brushes of screen wipers on wear. If brushes move non-uniformly check installation corners (The section condition Check, replacement of brushes and adjustment of a corner of screen wipers).
· Check work glass - and faroomyvatel - installation snuffled, passableness of tubes of system.
· Check level of electrolit of the storage battery. Make check of reliability of fastening of plugs and holders (The section Check of a condition of the battery, care of it and a charging).
· Make dumping of the index of intervals of service (address to the materials presented above).

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


· Replace brake liquid (The section Replacement of brake liquid).

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

Works “INSPEKTION SERVICE II” carried out within service (On a control panel, after start of the engine there is “Inspektion II” message)

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


All points listed above, 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 (The section Replacement of a 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).
· Make greasing of clamps of doors and cylinders of locks universal greasing (Undressed Greasing of loops and locks of doors).
· If necessary replace a battery a brelka of remote control of the uniform lock (The section Replacement of a battery of a key of remote control).

EACH 4 YEARS, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE PASSABLE DISTANCE IN KILOMETRES


· Replace liquid of system of cooling).

EACH 150 000 KM OF RUN


· Make replacement of sensors of oxygen (lambda probes).