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
   Removal and RKPP installation
   Removal and installation of the lever of gear shifting
   Check of level and replacement of oil in RKPP
   Removal and installation of the driveshaft
   Differential and adjustment of gear wheels of the main transfer
   Check level/replacement of oil in a reducer of the back bridge
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment





Check of level and replacement of oil in RKPP

RKPP is filled with oil and does not demand its addition within carrying out maintenance. When carrying out maintenance RKPP need to check for tightness visually. At leak of oil check its level and eliminate the reason.

1 Before replacement of RKPP oil it has to be heated-up up to the palm temperature for what pass on the car of 15 min.

Lifting operation and installations of the car on supports is connected with danger! Therefore before carrying out operation study Poddomkrachivaniye's Section and towage


2 Install the car horizontally on supports and remove the lower cover of a motive compartment, address to the Section Removal and installation of the lower cover of a motive compartment.

3 Turn out a stopper for an oil-1-flood in RKPP. If an oil quantity, oil level in norm pours out, and the box is tight. Otherwise check a finger, whether reaches the level of oil of the lower edge of an opening.

In the presence of more considerable leak of oil establish the reason and eliminate it.


4 Substitute capacity under a box. Turn out a drain stopper-2-and merge oil.

Points of sale of oil accept free of charge certain amount of the fulfilled oil. Therefore upon purchase of new oil keep the receipt and the canister for possibility of delivery of the fulfilled oil! Protect environment, do not pour out the fulfilled oil at all and do not delete it together with household waste.


5 Screw a drain stopper the moment specified in Specifications.
6 Fill in oil in a box. The type and volume of oil is given in Specifications.

If near a stopper for filling of oil there is a yellow or green sticker, it is necessary to fill a box with BMW special oil if there is an orange sticker, it is necessary to fill a box with the ATF-Dexron oil allowed BMW

Oil for transmissions has high viscosity therefore it is not necessary to fill in too much oil at once. Wait some time and substitute capacity for collecting surplus of oil


7 Tighten a stopper of a jellied mouth the moment specified in Specifications.
8 Lower the car on wheels. Establish the lower cover of a motive compartment.