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
- Suspension bracket and steering
   + Forward suspension bracket
   + Back suspension bracket
   - Steering with the hydraulic booster (servoupravleniye)
      Removal and installation of the block of a safety cushion on a steering wheel
      Removal and installation of a steering wheel
      Removal and installation of a tip of steering draft
      Removal and installation of steering draft
      Removal and installation of the pump of the hydraulic booster
      Filling with liquid and removal of air from a power steering hydraulic system
      Corners of installation of forward wheels. Check of installation of wheels
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment


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Filling with liquid and removal of air from a power steering hydraulic system

Air needs to be deleted from a hydraulic system if the hydraulic system was opened. It is necessary to fill a hydraulic system only with new liquid as even small pollution can lead to failures.

The type of liquid is given in Specifications. Possibility of use of other ATF liquids should find out from specialists of BMW firm.

1 Stop the engine and turn off a hydraulic system tank stopper.

2 Start the engine on single turns. At once fill in oil to the lower mark of "MIN"-2-.

Operation of the oil pump without oil is not allowed.


3 Slowly turn a steering wheel to the left and to the right against the stop on two times in each party.
4 double-check oil level in the tank. If necessary add oil.
5 Stop the engine and again check oil level.
6 Add oil to a mark of "MAX"-1-. Add oil small doses. The total amount of oil in a hydraulic system: 1.2 l.
7 Close the tank a stopper.
8 Oil level on the cold engine has to be between marks of MIN and MAX of the index of level. Cold it is considered oil at a temperature of +20 °C.