BMW 3 Series E30

since 1983-1994 release

Repair and operation of the car



BMW E30
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
- 2. Maintenance
   2.2. The recommended lubricants and liquids
   2.3. Frequency of service
   2.4. Features of routine maintenance of the car
   2.5. General information on additional maintenance
   2.6. Check of level of liquids
   2.7. Check of a condition of tires and pressure in tires
   2.8. Replacement of oil in the engine and an oil filter
   2.9. Check and restoration of level of liquid in a wheel
   2.10. Check of level of liquid in automatic transmission
   2.11. Shift of wheels
   2.12. Check and replacement of hoses in a motor compartment
   2.13. Check, adjustment and replacement of belts of the drive of hinged units
   2.14. Check and adjustment of turns and quality of mix (SO) of idling
   2.15. Check of a state and battery charging
   2.16. Check and replacement of candles
   2.17. Check of high-voltage wires, runner and cover of the distributor
   2.18. Check of level of oil in the manual transmission
   2.19. Check of level of oil in the main transfer
   2.20. Check and adjustment of gaps in valves (except the M40 engine)
   2.21. Draft of a butterfly valve
   2.22. Replacement of the air filter
   2.23. Check of fuel system
   2.24. Check of the cooling system
   2.25. Check of the exhaust system
   2.26. Check of shock-absorbers, suspension bracket and steering
   2.27. Check of covers of half shafts
   2.28. Check of brakes
   2.29. Check of brushes of screen wipers
   2.30. Replacement of liquid in automatic transmission and the filter
   2.31. The cooling system – replacement of liquid and washing
   2.32. Replacement of the fuel filter
   2.33. Replacement of oil in the manual transmission
   2.34. Replacement of oil in a case of the main transfer
   2.35. Check of system of catching of vapors of gasoline (EVAP system)
   2.36. Installation of the light alarm system of need of servicing
   2.37. Replacement of a gear belt
+ 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



2.26. Check of shock-absorbers, suspension bracket and steering

GENERAL INFORMATION

Check of shock-absorbers

Shock-absorbers are checked by "prokachivaniye" of suspension brackets on car corners. Numerous fluctuations of a body indicate malfunction of shock-absorbers (suspension bracket racks).

Check existence of dribbles of liquid from shock-absorbers, having lifted the car. Dribble can be established on existence of a film of liquid. Check a condition of the top fastening of a rack of a suspension bracket. At detection of dribble or wear of details of fastening of a rack replace (see subsection 11.1.5).

Check of a suspension bracket and steering

Check a condition of details of a suspension bracket and steering, existence of a leak from under epiploons of half shafts.
Check a side play in spherical support, watching them when rocking a wheel in the vertical plane. At the noticeable size of a side play or at detection of an anguish of covers (the cover of a spherical support is specified by an arrow) replace a support.

Check a side play in hinges of steering drafts and fastening of the steering mechanism having turned a wheel in a forward part to the car, and in a back part outside.