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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Replacement of impellent oil and oil filter

Long contact of skin to the fulfilled impellent oil is quite dangerous. Use protective cream and put on gloves during carrying out this procedure. The clothes which have become impregnated with oil replace immediately.

Frequent replacement of impellent oil is the main preventive procedure of the service, to the available amateur mechanic. Eventually oil is subject to a razzhizheniye and pollution that conducts to premature wear of the engine.


Impellent oil can be sucked away by means of a special probe (is available at filling stations) through a tube щупа measurements of level of oil. After that it is necessary to fill system with oil, as a rule.

Do not pour out the fulfilled oil together with a household waste or otherwise. It can cause environmental pollution.

Expediently at replacement of oil to fix on the engine a label with brand of oil and its viscosity.

Application of oils of various types adversely affects operation of the engine. It is not recommended to mix various brands of oils also. Impellent oils of the same type and brand, but various viscosity in necessary cases, in particular in inter-season period, can mix up.

It will be necessary for work for you:

- The tool for a vysasyvaniye of oil and capacity for collecting oil if oil is exhausted.
- If oil merges: A viewing hole or the hydraulic garage lift with supports, and also a head for an otvorachivaniye of a stopper of a drain opening.
- Petrol engine: The HAZET 2169 tool for an otvorachivaniye of a cover of the oil filter.
- Capacity for collecting oil in volume not less than 7 l.
Necessary operational materials/spare parts:
- Depending on the engine from 4.0 to 6.5 l of impellent oil. It is necessary to apply only the oil resolved by BMW firm, address to Specifications.
- A filtering element of the oil filter.
- Only if oil is not sucked away: Aluminum laying for a stopper of a drain opening. The carving of a stopper has external diameter of 12 mm, laying has the A12 size x 15.5 and is sometimes delivered complete with the oil filter.
- A sealing ring for the case of the oil filter and depending on execution one or two sealing rings for the central bolt. The same option of the engine can have two various executions of the filter. It is necessary to pay attention to it upon purchase of spare parts.

Protect environment, at all do not pour out the fulfilled oil and do not delete it together with a household waste.

Removal of impellent oil


It is possible or to remove impellent oil through an opening of the shchupovy index of level, or to merge from the case pallet. The vysasyvaniye needs the special pump. Thus it is necessary to watch that the hose corresponded to a directing tube of the index of level. Devices for a vysasyvaniye can be available at filling stations. However thus, as a rule, it is necessary to buy oil at the same station.

1 Warm up oil to working temperature. For this purpose pass on the car so that the index of temperature of cooling liquid showed normal working temperature.

Operation of lifting and car installation on supports is connected with danger! Therefore before carrying out operation familiarize with Poddomkrachivaniye's Section and towage


2 Establish the car on supports.

3 Open a crosswise screw-driver a cover under the case pallet.


4 Substitute under the case pallet

Watch that at an otvorachivaniye of a stopper of a drain opening hot oil did not get on hands.


5 Unscrew a stopper of a drain opening sideways the pallet of a case and completely merge oil.

If at the fulfilled oil in a large number there is a metal shaving and wear products, it indicates existence in the engine of places задиров, for example, in shatunny and radical bearings. To avoid it, after carrying out repair of the engine it is necessary to clear oil channels and hoses carefully. It is in addition necessary to replace an oil radiator if it is available.


Replacement of the oil filter, execution with the central bolt

6 Turn out the central bolt-1-in the center of a cover of the oil filter.


7 Uncover the filter-2-with the central bolt - 1-.
8 Wait, while oil from the filter case will flow down. After that take out filtering element-3-. Wipe a rag flowing-down oil.
9 Insert into the filter case a new filtering element.

Observe the instructions provided on the filter.


10 Clear a cover of the oil filter.

11 Replace rubber rings (arrows with illustrations) on the central bolt and on a cover. New rings grease with impellent oil.


12 Insert directly from above a cover of the oil filter and press it.
13 Tighten the central bolt the moment of 25 N • m.

Replacement of the oil filter, execution with a carving cover

14 Unscrew a carving cover a head on 36 mm. At the petrol engine the cover turns away the special HAZET 2169 tool.

15 Wait, while oil will flow out from the filter case. After that take out filtering element-1-. Dripping oil wipe a rag


16 Insert into the case a new filtering element.

Observe the instructions provided on the filter.


17 Replace rubber rings (with illustrations 6.15) on the central bolt and a cover. Grease new sealing rings with impellent oil.
18 Put directly from above a cover of the oil filter with an oil pipeline and press it. Thus the oil pipeline enters into the corresponding opening at the filter bottom.
19 Tighten a cover the moment of 25 N • m.

System filling with oil


20 Screw a stopper of a drain opening with a new sealing ring and tighten densely but so that not to press. The inhaling moment for carving М12 (a key “17”) makes 25 N • m, for carving М22 – 60 N • m.
21 Fill in new oil through a jellied branch pipe of a cover of a head of cylinders. The volume of filled-in oil is specified in Specifications.

It is recommended to fill in at first on 1/2 l of oil less than the demanded volume. Excessive oil should be sucked away, consolidations of the engine and the catalytic converter otherwise can be damaged.


22 Start the engine and let's to it work on single turns until the control lamp will go out. Stop the engine.
23 Having waited for 5 mines, check level of oil and if necessary add oil. The difference between marks of level of Min and Max oil corresponds to volume of 1 l.
24 Close a zaslonka in a cover of an impellent compartment under the pallet of a case and turn a crosswise screw-driver a locking element on 1/4 turns, having fixed, thus, a zaslonka.
25 Pass on the car and check tightness of a drain stopper and the oil filter. If necessary carefully tighten.