E30 series BMW 3

since 1983-1994 of release

Repair and car operation

+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 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
   12.2. Vinyl furnish
   12.3. Repair of insignificant damages of a body
   12.4. Repair of considerable damages of a body
   12.5. Loops and locks
   12.6. Windscreen and motionless glasses
   12.7. Forward lattice
   12.8. Cowl
   12.9. Bumpers
   12.10. Internal panel of a door
   12.11. Door
   12.12. Cover luggage carrier / cover of a back compartment
   12.13. Door lock, drum-type switch of the lock and door handles
   12.14. Door glass
   12.15. Window regulator
   12.16. External mirror
   12.17. Casing of a steering column
   12.18. Seats
   12.19. Check of seat belts
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Good advice


12.8. Cowl



Work is carried out together.

Removal and installation

1. Open a cowl and outline contours of loops of a cowl and heads of bolts.
2. Disconnect from a cowl a hose of a washer and a wire on weight.
3. Remove a bracket of a finger of a rack of a cowl and remove a finger. Thus a cowl hold.
4. Holding a cowl, serially unscrew bolts of fastening of both loops to a cowl.
5. Remove a cowl.
6. Installation is carried out upside-down.


1. After installation it is necessary to adjust the provision of a cowl so that the cowl was densely closed, and the surface of a cowl was aflush with adjacent panels of a body. Outline bolts of a latch of a clamp of a cowl, release bolts and adjust the provision of a latch. Tighten bolts.
2. The provision of a cowl across is regulated by its moving in cuts of loops at the released bolts. Having exposed a cowl so. that in a forward part it became level with wings, tighten bolts.
3. The back part of a cowl is regulated on height by lowering or a clamp raising at the released bolts (arrow).
4. Cowl adjustment in the cross-section direction is provided with moving roller directing at the released bolts (A). Directing should come into a clamp freely.
5. After adjustment of a cowl establish new height of buffers of a cowl (shooter), having turned on or having turned out them.
6. It is necessary to grease the mechanism of unlocking of a cowl with konsistentny greasing periodically.