BMW 3 of the E46 series

since 1998 release

Repair and operation of the car



BMW 3 of the E46 series
+ BMW 3 Cars (E46)
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
+ Electric equipment of the engine
+ RKPP and transmission line
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
- Brake system
   Removal and installation of brake shoes of forward wheels
   Removal and installation directing a forward brake
   Removal and installation of a brake disk of a forward wheel
   Removal and installation of brake shoes of disk brakes
   Removal and installation of a bracket of a brake of back wheels
   Removal and installation of a brake disk of a back wheel
   Measurement of thickness of a brake disk
   Brake fluid - the main data and security measures
   Removal of air from brake system
   Replacement of the brake pipeline
   Replacement of a forward brake hose
   Check of the amplifier of a brake
   Removal and installation of blocks of the parking brake
   Adjustment of the parking brake
   Removal and installation of the lever of the parking brake
   Removal and installation of a cable of the drive of the parking brake
   Removal and installation of the switch of a stoplight
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment





Brake fluid - the main data and security measures

During the work with brake fluid it is necessary to observe the following:

Brake fluid is poisonous. Do not suck away brake fluid a mouth through a hose at all. Store liquid only in the capacity casual access to which is excluded.


1 Brake fluid is poisonous. Do not suck away brake fluid a mouth through a hose at all. Store brake fluid in the capacity casual access to which is excluded.
2 Brake fluid is aggressive. Exclude its contact with a paint and varnish covering. If it occurred, immediately wipe liquid and wash out water.
3 Brake fluid is hygroscopic, that is it absorbs the liquid containing in air. Therefore brake fluid should be stored only in the closed capacities.
4 Brake fluid which was used in system of braking already once, repeatedly to apply it is not allowed. During removal from brake system of air it is also necessary to apply only new brake fluid.
5 The type of brake fluid is given in Specifications.
About possibility of use of other brake fluids it is necessary to consult at specialists of BMW firm.
6 contact of brake fluid with mineral oils is not allowed. Insignificant traces of mineral oil do brake fluid unsuitable and lead to failure of brake system. Traffic jams and cuffs of brake system are damaged if they contact to the means containing mineral oils. It is impossible to apply the rags impregnated with mineral oils to cleaning of elements of system.
7 Brake fluid should be replaced each two years, irrespective of the passable distance in kilometers. Replacement of brake fluid is recommended to be made after a cold season.

Brake fluid is a product which cannot be poured out or thrown out together with household waste. Local authorities provide information in places of its possible utilization.