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
- Body
   General information and security measures
   - Leaving and repair of damages of a body
      Care of a body
      Care of the finishing panels made of vinyl
      Care of an upholstery and rugs of salon
      Repair of insignificant damages of body panels
      Repair of considerable damages of a body
   + External elements of a body
   + Internal elements of a body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment

Leaving and repair of damages of a body

Care of a body

1 The condition of a body of the car is extremely important factor at determination of its resale price. Carrying out repair procedures for restoration of the damaged or started elements of a body is much more difficult, than performance of repair of mechanical components. The hidden areas of a body, such as wheel arches, a frame and a motive compartment, also need leaving, though do not demand so frequent paying of attention by it as other components of a body.
2 Once a year or each 20 000 km (12 000 miles) of run it is desirable to make steam cleaning of internal surfaces of a body. After removal of all traces of dirt, oil and greasing of a surface can be examined on existence of traces of corrosion, damage of brake lines, wear of isolation of an electrical wiring, damage of driving cables and other malfunctions. Upon completion of this work it is necessary to grease components of a forward suspension bracket.
3 At the same time make steam cleaning or washing with the degreasing structure of external surfaces of the engine and a motive compartment.
4 The close attention has to be paid to arches of wheels as the sheeting can separate from from internal surfaces and the small stones and grains of sand which are taking off from protectors of wheels will cause damage of paint and, as a result, development of corrosion of panels. At detection of traces of corrosion (rust), they have to be removed to pure metal, and the surface is covered with anticorrosive paint
5 Moika bodies has to be made approximately once a week Carefully moisten car body surfaces for a softening of dirt which then wash away a soft sponge or a stream of water. Careless removal of the stuck dirt is fraught with damage of an external paint coat.
6 Spots of tar or asphalt getting on a body from the warmed paving can and have to be removed by means of the rags moistened in solvent.
7 Time in a floor of year rub a body and the chromeplated finishing elements with wax. Remember that when using for cleaning of the chromeplated surfaces of cleaners together with corrosion traces also the part of chroming will also be removed - try to apply such solutions not too plentifully.