E46 series BMW 3

since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation

E46 series BMW 3
- BMW 3 cars (E46)
   Identification numbers of the car
   Acquisition of spare parts
   Technology of service, tool and workplace equipment
   Poddomkrachivaniye and towage
   Engine start from the auxiliary power supply
   Checks of readiness of the car to operation
   Automobile himikaliya, oils and greasings
   Diagnostics of malfunctions
   Governing bodies and operation receptions
   Governing bodies and devices
   Keys, uniform lock and anticreeping system
   Security сигнализация*
   Window regulators
   The hatch with elevating and movable крышкой*
   Adjustment of provision of a steering wheel
   Safety systems
   Lock of ignition and engine start
   Parking brake
   Manual box of gear shifting (RKPP)
   Automatic transmission (AT) *
   Lever of the switch of indexes of turn / light signal
   Screen wipers and stekloomyvatel
   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 a regulator of a torque of the ASC+T/engine System of dynamic control of stability of DSC*
   The monitoring system of pressure of air in tires (RDC) *
   Lighting and light devices
   Heater, ventilation and conditioner of air of salon
   Salon equipment
   Running in
   Features of driving of the car
   Catalytic converter
   Anti-blocking system of brakes (ABS)
   Disk brakes
   Brake system
   Luggage compartments
   Automobile телефон*
   Readjustment of headlights
   Unlocking of a cover of the refueling hatch manually
   Drive of an elevating and movable cover of the hatch вручную*
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
+ engine Electric equipment
+ RKPP and transmission line
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ electric equipment Schemes


Lock of ignition and engine start


0 Wheel is blocked

The key can be inserted into the lock or is taken from it only in this situation.

Having taken out a key, slightly shake a steering wheel that it was latched on the lock.

Cars with AT:
control lever transfer from situation P is allowed only at the working engine (the ignition key in situation 2).

Before return of a key to situation 0 or its extraction from the lock transfer AT control lever to situation P.

1 Wheel is unblocked

Key turn from situation 0 in situation 1 is often facilitated by easy rocking of a steering wheel.

Some consumers of a current are in working readiness.

2 Ignition is included / for BMW 320d: preheat

All consumers of a current are in working readiness.

3 Inclusion of a starter

Engine start

Before start

- Tighten the parking brake
- Establish a control lever a transmission in neutral situation, and in the presence of AT - in situation P or N.
- At low temperature of external air squeeze out and hold pressed a coupling pedal.

Never allow operation of the engine in the closed rooms. The fulfilled gases contain colourless and not having a smell, but very poisonous oxide of carbon. Inhalation of exhaust gases is unhealthy and can cause loss of consciousness and lead to a deadly outcome.

As the car is a potential source of danger, never leave it with working engine without supervision.

Cars with the petrol engine

Without pressing an accelerator pedal, start the engine

It is not necessary to be limited to too short-term inclusion of a starter, but also it is impossible to hold its 20 seconds included more long. As soon as engine
it will be got, at once release a key.

Do not warm up the engine idling, and at once begin movement at moderate turns.

If the engine (cold or peregrety) is not got from the first, in repeated attempt of start:

Hold a pedal of an accelerator pressed approximately to a half of its course

Start of the cold engine at low temperatures (below - 15°С) and at big heights (more than 1000 m above sea level):

In the first attempt to get the engine hold a starter included slightly more long usual (about 10 seconds)

Pedal of an accelerator hold pressed approximately to a half of its course.

If you have to get often the engine at low temperatures and at big heights, replace oil in the engine with viscosity oil 5W-H (address to the section Replacement of impellent oil and the oil filter).

Cars with the diesel engine

At the cold engine:

The ignition key should be in situation 2 until the control lamp of preheat will go out

Start the engine.

At the lowest temperatures of external air the starter can be held included to 40 seconds

At the heated-up engine:

If the control lamp of preheat does not burn, at once get the engine

The pressing of a pedal of an accelerator does not influence process of start of the engine.

Do not warm up the engine idling, and at once begin movement at moderate turns.

Air removal from a power supply system of the diesel engine: if the fuel tank is empty, as a rule, air removals from a power supply system it is not required.

If nevertheless at start of the engine there will be problems:

Hold a starter included during about 20 seconds.

Engine stop

To muffle the engine, turn a key in situation 1 or 0.

Never take out a key from the lock under way the car. Otherwise at turn of a steering wheel the lock of a shaft of a steering column will be blocked.

Leaving the car, always take out a key from the lock of ignition and lock the lock of a shaft of a steering column.

Cars with RKPP:
at a parking on roads with a strong bias tighten the parking brake as inclusion of the first transfer or backing transfer under certain circumstances appears insufficient to prevent a spontaneous troganiye of the car from a place.

Cars with AT:
transfer the AT selector lever to situation P.