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



1.1.37. Check of an external condition of the battery

GENERAL INFORMATION

Check existence of corrosion on terminal connections, cracks, or weakening of fastening.

At detection of corrosion wash out the struck place water solution of baking soda. Grease plugs with jellied lubricant to prevent further corrosion.

Tighten nuts of plugs, the excessive inhaling is not allowed.

Tighten a bracket of fastening of the battery, the excessive inhaling is not allowed in order to avoid damage of the case of the battery.


Prevention

Before service of the battery stop the engine and switch-off all electric devices.


When checking disconnect the battery from weight first of all, and connect to weight in the last turn.

Be careful of short circuit of the battery the tool.

Exclude hit in the solution battery for washing.

Check of level of electrolyte

The car is completed as served, and unattended batteries. The last have a brand in the top part (Maintenance Free), care of such batteries is not required.

On the served batteries

Level of electrolyte has to be between marks in the battery case. If the battery is equipped with the built-in areometer, then be guided by indications of the areometer.

On unattended batteries

The condition of the battery is controlled on the built-in areometer.