E46 series BMW 3

since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation

E46 series BMW 3
+ BMW 3 Cars (Е46)
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
+ engine Electric equipment
- RKPP and transmission line
   Removal and RKPP installation
   Removal and installation of the lever of gear shifting
   Check of level and oil replacement in RKPP
   Removal and driveshaft installation
   Differential and adjustment of gear wheels of the main transfer
   Check oil level/replacement in a reducer of the back bridge
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ electric equipment Schemes


RKPP and transmission line


Separate characteristics are provided also in the text of Head and in case of obligation of their performance are allocated with a bold print

RKPP design

5-step, all transfers forward are synchronized


316i, 318i, 320i, 323i, 325i, 328i

Getrag B +



Transfer relations
Transfers 1/2/3/4/5/backing: 1
316i, 318i, 320i, 323i, 325i, 328i 4.23/2.52/1.66/1.22/1.00/4.04
330i 4.21/2.49/1.66/1.24/1.00/3.85
320d 5.09/2.80/1.76/1.25/1.00/4.71
330d 5.24/2.92/1.82/1.27/1.00/4.72
The main transfer (Values are given in brackets for models with AT)
Models with a back drive
316i 3.23 (4.44): 1
318i 3.38 (4.44): 1
320i 3.38 (3.38): 1
325i 3.15 (3.23): 1
330i 2.93 (3.38): 1
320d 2.47 (3.07): 1
330d 2.28 (2.81): 1
Models with a full drive
325i 3.23 (3.23): 1
330i 3.07 (3.15): 1
330d 2.35 (2.93): 1
Oil type
RKPP Transmission MIL-L-2105 or API-GL-4 oil, viscosity of SAE 80 (If the stopper of filling of oil has a yellow or green sticker, use BMW special oil if an orange sticker - ATF-Dexron resolved by BMW)
Reducer of back Maslo Bridge for gipoidny SAE 75W-90 broadcasts (AGIP HLX, ARAL oil for transmissions of BS, AVIA gipoidny 75W-90 EP, BMW oil for reducers of back bridges of Synthetik OSP, CASTROL SAF-XO, DEA Dearon BHS, FINA Potronic MS and – MX, MOBIL Gearlube VS 600, BP Energear SHX, ELF Tranself BM 75W-90, SHELL oil for transmissions of OLS-BMW, MOTUL Hypo Synt, ESSO NLS 75W-90)
Oil volume
РКПП about 1.1 l
Reducer of the back bridge 0.9 l
Efforts of a tightening of carving connections
The moments of an inhaling of fixture are given in the text of Head and on some иллюстрациях*.

*vydelenny in the text a bold print the moments of an inhaling are subject to exact observance; the efforts not allocated with a bold print are given only roughly
Bolts of fastening of a flange of a check point
М8 22 N • m
М10 45 N • m
М12 70 N • m
The driveshaft to a box flange
М10, class of durability “8.8” 50 N • m
М10, class of durability “10.9” 60 N • m
М12 100 N • m
Nuts of fastening of the driveshaft to a reducer
Nuts М8 40 N • m
Nuts М10 70 N • m
Drain stopper of RKPP oil 50 N • m
Jellied stopper of RKPP oil 50 N • m
Stopper of oil of a reducer 50 N • m