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



2.31. The cooling system – replacement of liquid and washing

GENERAL INFORMATION

Prevention

Works are performed on the cold engine at observance of precautionary measures (antifreeze is poisonous).


PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Turn off a stopper of a mouth of a radiator or a broad tank.
2. Substitute the pallet and two flat-nose pliers turn off a drain stopper of a radiator (it is specified by an arrow) and merge liquid. If the stopper is not provided, then disconnect the lower hose from a radiator.
3. Check a condition of hoses and collars of the cooling system.

Washing

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Wash out a radiator a pure stream (deletes only a deposit), if necessary wash out special detergent (deletes stratifications of a rust). If it is not possible to wash out a radiator or if there are noticeable damages and a leak, remove a radiator and take to repare.
2. Disconnect a tank hose, merge liquid, wash out a tank and dress a hose.

Gas station of cooling liquid

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Tighten a drain stopper or attach a hose.
4-cylinder engines
2. Fill in liquid (in the ratio 60/40 waters and antifreeze) before filling of a radiator. Fill in liquid in a tank to the lower mark.
3. Without closing a stopper a radiator, warm up the engine before opening of the thermostat (it is felt on heating of the top hose).
4. Stop the engine and after cooling fill in liquid to edge of a mouth. On the M40 engine turn off a cap of an air vent at the top of a radiator and add liquid to a liquid effluence. Wrap a cap.
5. Press on the top hose, having removed with that air then wrap a radiator stopper.
6. Warm up the engine and be convinced of lack of a leak.
6-cylinder engines
7. Turn off a cap of an air vent on the thermostat (it is specified by an arrow).
8. Fill in liquid (in the ratio 60/40 waters and antifreeze) to an effluence from an air vent. Tighten a cap.
9. Establish a radiator stopper, warm up the engine before opening of the thermostat (it is felt on heating of the top hose) and having slightly released a ventilating cap, let out the air. Tighten a cap after the termination of an exit of bubbles.
10. Repeat the procedure before full removal of air.