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
   Current leaving
   General information on control
   Check of levels of liquids
   Check of a condition of tires and pressure in them. Designation of tires and disks of wheels
   Replacement of motive oil and oil filter
   Replacement of the filtering element of the air filter
   Checks of brake system
   Replacement of an element of the filter of air of salon
   Check of a condition of driving ridge belts
   Check of a state and replacement of hoses of a motive compartment
   Check of functioning of the cooling system and frost resistance of cooling liquid
   Check of a condition of system of production of the fulfilled gases
   Check of level of oil in a manual box of gear shifting
   Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and steering
   Check of a condition of protective covers of power shafts
   Check of level of liquid of system of hydrostrengthening of a wheel
   Visual check of a body and its bottom
   Check of seat belts
   Rotation and replacement of wheels
   Check of a state, replacement of brushes and adjustment of a corner of screen wipers
   Check of a condition of the battery, care of it and charging
   Replacement of brake fluid
   Check and replacement of spark plugs
   Check of fuel system, replacement of the fuel filter. Operation of diesel model in the conditions of winter
   Greasing of loops and locks of doors
   Replacement of the battery of a key of remote control
+ 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

Check of a condition of driving ridge belts

1 The tension of a ridge belt is made automatically. It is necessary to check periodically a condition of a belt, and at detection of defects, to replace a belt.
2 Driving belts sometimes called by belts of V-shaped section or simply ventilatory belts are in forward part of the engine and play an important role in operation of the car and its separate components. Because of features of material and operating conditions driving belts fail after a while and therefore their state it is necessary to check and regulate periodically effort of a tension in order to avoid serious damages of the engine.
3 The quantity of the belts used on the concrete car depends from installed on it units and systems. Driving belts are applied to actuating of the generator, the steering pump, the water pump and the compressor of the air conditioning system. Depending on an arrangement of pulleys one belt can put in action at once some components.
4 Switch off the engine, open a cowl and find various driving belts in forward part of the engine. Fingers (and using a small lamp if it is necessary) walk on all length of each belt, feeling them on existence of cracks and stratifications. Also check, whether is not present on belts of attritions and sites, zapolirovanny to gloss. Each belt has to be examined from both parties that means need of its twisting for check of a condition of seamy side.

5 The tension of a belt is checked by strong pressing for it by a thumb and definitions of degree of its deflection. Measure the size of a deflection by a ruler. If the distance between centers of pulleys makes from 180 to 280 mm, deflection size when pressing by a thumb has to equal 6 mm. If the distance between centers of pulleys is in limits between 300 and 400 mm, the deflection has to be 13 mm.