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





Disk brakes

Disk brakes provides optimum efficiency of braking, dispensing of brake forces and load ability.

Insignificant run, long-term storage on the parking and small loadings cause corrosion of brake disks and pollution of brake shoes as when braking that minimum effort of pressing of blocks to disks which is necessary for self-cleaning of disk brakes does not develop.

Korrodirovavshy disks create the characteristic sound effect which is not eliminated even by long braking during the work of brake system.

Use only brake shoes certified by BMW. Otherwise the admission of the car to operation becomes invalid.

Features of management


During wet weather or at a heavy rain it is expedient to brake through each some kilometers easy short pressing a pedal. Thus watch to creating problems to other participants of traffic. The warmth which is marked out when braking will dry up brake disks and blocks.

It is known that optimum efficiency of braking is reached not at the blocked wheels, and at their swing on the verge of blocking. The ABS system provides such mode automatically. At its refusal it is necessary to use whenever possible periodic braking (address to the Section of Feature of driving of the car).

The movement on long or abrupt descents of mountain roads will not lead to loss of efficiency of brakes if to move on such transfer or at such position of the lever of the AT selector at which the minimum of braking will be required.

Switching on lowered (up to the first) transfer or the translation of the lever of the AT selector up to situation 1 or 2 it is possible to increase brake effect of the engine, besides.

If it it appears insufficiently for delay of the car, avoid long braking with intensity below average. Instead the car vigorous pressing a pedal is better (watching a situation behind) to slow down and if necessary to continue braking with short pauses (in the periodic mode). In breaks of a brake will be cooled that will protect them from an overheat and will allow to keep full brake capacity.

Never go with the squeezed-out coupling, at neutral position of the lever of gear shifting or the lever of the AT selector, and furthermore with the switched-off engine. On neutral transfer there is no brake effect of the engine, and at the switched-off engine the amplifier of brakes does not operate.

Should not stir the course of pedals of a brake, coupling and an accelerator polovichka, a carpet of a floor or other subjects.