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)
   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 greasings
   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 *
   Seats
   Adjustment of provision of a steering wheel
   Mirrors
   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 a parking (PDC) *
   System of automatic stabilization of stability with the ASC+T/engine torque regulator System of dynamic control of stability of DSC *
   The air pressure monitoring 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
   Cowl
   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
+ Electric equipment of the engine
+ RKPP and transmission line
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment





Governing bodies and methods of operation

Specifications

Petrol engines

316i

unleaded, AI 95 is not worse

318i

unleaded, AI 95 is not worse

320i

unleaded, AI 983 is not worse)

323i

unleaded, AI 983 is not worse)

325i

unleaded, AI 983 is not worse)

328i

unleaded, AI 983 is not worse)

330i

unleaded, AI 983 is not worse)

M3

unleaded, AI 983 is not worse)

3) Filling with AI 95 gasoline with insignificant deceleration of power of the engine is possible. AI 91 can be applied only in exceptional cases.

Diesel engines

Diesel fuel on DIN EN 590

Cetane number of not less than 49

Do not use biodiesel fuel (methyl air of rape oil)

Operation in winter conditions

Winter diesel fuel which depending on its brand ensures trouble-free operation of the engine at a temperature up to -15 °C or to -22 °C.

Heating of the fuel filter

The car is equipped with the device of heating of the fuel filter. Thanks to it the fuel calculated on its application at a temperature up to -15 °C can be used at a temperature approximately to -25 °C.
If at air temperature below -25 °C fuel became so dense that the engine is not started, some time in the warmed room is enough to allow to the car to stand.
To diesel fuel it is not necessary to mix various additives increasing its fluidity.
At temperature drop of external air below -9 °C to summer diesel fuel it is possible to add kerosene (to % of total volume)

From –9 to –15 °C

10%

From –15 to –25 °C

30%

It is below -25 °C

50%

At temperature drop of external air below -20 °C to winter diesel fuel add means of reduction of viscosity or kerosene (to % of total volume)

From –20 to –26 °C

10%

From –26 to –31 °C

30%

It is below -31 °C

50%

Specific fuel consumption, in l / 100 km

(Values are given in brackets for models with 4-or 5-staged AT)
City cycle/Zagorodny a cycle / the g/km CO2 Mixed the cycle/contents

Models with the back drive

316i

11.2 (12.8)/5.9 (6.7)/7.9 (9.0)/188(214)

318i

11.0 (12.7)/6.1 (6.9)/7.9 (9.1)/188(216)

320i

2.5 (14.9)/6.8 (7.2)/8.9 (10.0)/212(238)

323i

12.7 (14.9)/6.9 (7.2)/9.0 (10.0)/215(239)

325i

12.8 (13.5)/6.9 (7.2)/9.0 (9.5)/217(229)

328i

12.5 (15.3)/7.0 (7.1)/9.1 (10.1)/216(241)

330i

12.8 (14.0)/6.9 (7.0)/9.1 (9.6)/218(230)

320d

7.7 (9.2)/4.5 (5.6)/5.7 (6.9)/152(184)

330d

9.2 (11.1)/5.3 (6.2)/6.7 (8.0)/178(213)

Models with the full drive

325i

13.2 (14.2)/7.5 (8.0)/9.6 (10.3)/230(247)

330i

13.3 (14.4)/7.4 (7.8)/9.6 (10.3)/229(246)

330d

10.1 (12.0)/6.2 (6.8)/7.6 (8.7)/202(232)

Filling capacities

Fuel tank approximately

63 l

including reserve

8 l

Tank of windscreen washers priblizitelno5.3 l

5.3 l

Traction and dynamic qualities

The maximum speed / Time of dispersal is up to 100 km/h / Time of 1 1111111111 1 km about dispersal place/time from 80 to 120 km/h

Models with the back drive

316i

200(194)/12.4(13.6)/33.6(34.8)/12.2 (-)

318i

206(202)/10.4(12.2)/31.0(33.5)/10.2 (-)

320i

219(216)/9.9(10.9)/30.7(32.1)/9.7 (-)

323i

231(228)/8.0(9.0)/28.9(29.9)/8.4 (-)

325i

240(237)/7.2(8.3)/27.6(29.1)/7.7 (-)

328i

240(235)/7.0(8.1)/27.0(29.0)/7.5 (-)

330i

250(247)/6.5(7.0)/26.7(27.3)/6.9 (-)

320d

207(207)/9.9(10.3)/31.2(31.9)/8.7 (-)

330d

227(227)/7.8(8.2)/28.6(29.3)/6.9 (-)

Models with the full drive

325i

234(231)/7.4(8.5)/27.9(29.7)/8.1 (-)

330i

247(242)/6.6(7.4)/26.9(27.6)/7.0 (-)

330d

224(224)/8.5(8.8)/29.3(30.3)/7.2 (-)

Size of tires//Disks of wheels

316i, 318i, 320d

195/65 R 15 91 V//6.5 J x 15

320i

205/60 R 15 91 V//6.5 J x 15

323i

205/55 R 16 91 V//7 J x 16

325i

205/55 R 16 W//7 J x 16

328i

225/50 R 16 92 W *//7 J x 16

330i, 330d

205/50 R17 W//7J x 17

Spare wheel

T 125/90 R 15 96 of M//3.5B x 15

*) application of snow chains for tires of the specified sizes is not allowed

Air pressure in tires of forward wheels//back wheels, bars

Half loading

316i, 318i, 320d

1.8/2.2

320i

2.0/2.4

323i, 325i, 328i

2.2/2.6

Full load

316i, 318i, 320d

2.2/2.7

320i

2.4/2.9

323i

2.6/3.1

325i, 328i

2.7/3.2

Spare wheel

4.2

Sizes of nominal pressure of air for all sizes of normal tires (summer tires, all-weather tires) established at plant are specified on a sticker on a rack of a door of the driver.

Weight data, kg (in brackets - values for models with AT)

The most admissible full mass/Weight of the equipped car

316i

1785(1820)//1360(1395)

318i

1785(1820)//1360(1395)

320i

1865(1900)//1440(1475)

323i

1870(1910)//1445(1485)

325i

1910(1945)//1485(1520)

328i

1895(1930)//1470(1505)

330i

1930(1965)//1505(1540)

320d

1875(1900)//1450(1475)

330d

2020(2035)//1595(1610)

The mass of the equipped car includes the mass of the driver (68 kg), baggage (7 kg) and all operational liquids (the fuel tank is filled for 90%).

The most permissible load on a forward axis//on a back axis

316i

860/1005

318i

860/1005

320i

900/1045

323i

905/1050

325i

930/1050

328i

910/1065

330i

935/1075

320d

880/1035

330d

1000/1100

The most permissible load on a roof

75

The most permissible load on a trailer turnbuckle

75

Mass of the trailer, kg

The trailer which is not equipped with brakes

316i

670(670)

318i

680(680)

320i, 323i, 325i, 320d

720(720)

328i, 330i

730(730)

330d

750(750)

The trailer equipped tormozami1)

On biases

to 12% / to 8%

316i

1250(1400)/1600(1600)

318i

1400(1500)/1500(1500)

320i, 323i, 325i, 320d

1600(1600)/1700(1700)

328i, 330i

1700(1700)/1800(1800)

330d

1800(1800)/1800(1800)

Main sizes, mm

Length

4471

Width

1739

Height of the equipped car

1415

Base of wheels

2725

Track

In front

325i, 328i, 330i and 330d

1471

the others

1481

Behind

325i, 328i, 330i and 330d

1483

the others

1493

Luggage carrier capacity when loading by parallelepipeds the sizes 200 x 100 x 50, in l

440

Minimum diameter of a turn, m

10.5

Efforts of a tightening of threaded connections

Spark plugs

25 N • m

Bolts of fastening of wheels

100 N • m

* the Asterisk in this Chapter marked the elements of the equipment or a complete set established as the additional equipment or on export models.

# This badge in this Chapter marked functions which adjustment can be brought in memory of individual settings of the equipment (Car Memory) and key (Key Memory).


Main sizes of the car

Values in parentheses () belong to models 325i, 328i, 330i and 330d. Values in square brackets [] to models with the full drive