BMW 3 Series E30

since 1983-1994 release

Repair and operation of the car



BMW E30
- 1. Maintenance instruction
   1.1.2. Overall dimensions
   1.1.3. Driver's seat
   1.1.4. Dashboard
   1.1.5. Keys for the car equipped with an immobilizer
   1.1.6. Window regulators
   1.1.7. Safety cushions
   1.1.8. On-board computer
   1.1.9. Indexes
   1.1.10. Voltmeter
   1.1.11. Tachometer
   1.1.12. The counter of the total passable way
   1.1.13. Sound signal
   1.1.14. 3-staged automatic transmission
   1.1.15. 4-staged automatic transmission
   1.1.16. Mechanical transmission
   1.1.17. Emergency brake
   1.1.18. Car running in period
   1.1.19. Fuel
   1.1.20. Threefold catalytic converter
   1.1.21. Engine oil
   1.1.22. Brakes
   1.1.23. Rules of placement of freight in a luggage carrier
   1.1.24. Launch of the engine and driving
   1.1.25. Methods of driving
   1.1.26. Towage of the trailer
   1.1.27. Actions at refusal of launch of the engine
   1.1.28. A start order from the additional battery
   1.1.29. If the engine decayed during the movement
   1.1.30. Actions at an engine overheat
   1.1.31. Actions at a wheel puncture
   1.1.32. Rules of towing
   1.1.33. Check of pressure in tires
   1.1.34. Check of a state and replacement of tires
   1.1.35. Shift of wheels
   1.1.36. Installation of winter tires and chains
   1.1.37. Check of an external condition of the battery
   1.1.38. Battery charging
   1.1.39. Specifications
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engine
+ 4. Cooling system
+ 5. Heating and ventilation
+ 6. Fuel system
+ 7. Exhaust system
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Coupling
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Running gear
+ 12. Body
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Useful tips



1.1.14. 3-staged automatic transmission

GENERAL INFORMATION

Normal mode of the movement

To start the engine. The lever has to be in situation P or N.

Holding a leg a brake pedal, transfer the lever to situation D.

In situation D there is an automatic choice of the most suitable transfer for traffic conditions, for example, for the normal horizontal movement, for the movement on rise, at towage etc.


Prevention

At inclusion of transfer it is forbidden to press a pedal of a butterfly valve.


Release the emergency brake and a pedal of a brake. Slowly press a pedal of a butterfly valve, smoothly start.

Braking by the engine

For braking by the engine transmission switches to a low gear as follows.

If the speed of the car is lower maximum permissible for the second transfer, then transfer the lever to situation "2". Transmission will switch to the second transfer.

If the speed of the car is lower maximum permissible for situation "L", then transfer the lever to situation "L". Transmission will switch to the first transfer and the braking effect will increase.


Prevention

When switching to a low gear on the slippery road be extremely careful. Sharp switching will lead to a drift of the car or to pro-slipping of wheels.

Do not overload the engine. You watch a tachometer, do not assume that turns of the engine were in a red zone. Values of speed limit for each position of the lever are given above.


Do not allow the long movement on rise in provisions of the lever 2 or L, otherwise transmission will fail because of an overheat. At towage or for overcoming rise you transfer the lever to situation D.

Movement by a backing

Completely stop the car.

Having pressed a brake pedal, move the lever to situation R.

It is forbidden to transfer the lever to situation R during the movement of the car.

Parking

Completely stop the car.

Extend the lever of the emergency brake to the full and put the car on the emergency brake.

Having pressed a brake pedal, move the lever to situation P.


Prevention

It is strictly forbidden to move the lever to situation P during the movement of the car. Otherwise serious breakages and loss of controllability the car are possible.


Councils for driving

Always on the working engine you hold a leg on a brake pedal that will prevent the slow movement of the car.

Do not try to hold the car on rise by easy pressing a pedal of a butterfly valve as the transmission overheat is possible. Use foot and manual brakes.