E30 series BMW 3

since 1983-1994 of release

Repair and car operation

- 1. Maintenance instruction
   1.1.2. Overall dimensions
   1.1.3. Place of the driver
   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. Board computer
   1.1.9. Indexes
   1.1.10. Voltmeter
   1.1.11. Tachometer
   1.1.12. Counter of the total passable way
   1.1.13. Sound signal
   1.1.14. 3-step automatic transmission
   1.1.15. 4-step automatic transmission
   1.1.16. Mechanical transmission
   1.1.17. Hand brake
   1.1.18. Period of a running in of the car
   1.1.19. Fuel
   1.1.20. Threefold catalytic converter
   1.1.21. Engine oil
   1.1.22. Brakes
   1.1.23. Ruled cargo placements in a luggage carrier
   1.1.24. Start-up of the engine and driving
   1.1.25. Driving receptions
   1.1.26. Trailer towage
   1.1.27. Actions at refusal of start-up of the engine
   1.1.28. A start order from the additional battery
   1.1.29. If the engine decayed during movement
   1.1.30. Actions at an engine overheat
   1.1.31. Actions at a wheel puncture
   1.1.32. Ruled towings
   1.1.33. Pressure check in tires
   1.1.34. Check of a condition 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. Good advice


1.1.20. Threefold catalytic converter


Threefold (oxidation-reduction) catalytic converter is the device for decrease in toxicity of exhaust gases and is established in an exhaust system.


Finding of people or combustible materials near an exhaust pipe on the working engine is not allowed. Exhaust gases have very high temperature.

Movement of the car or operation of the engine idling near inflammable materials, for example a grass, leaves, paper or rags is not allowed.

There is a possibility of an overheat of converter and creation of a fire-dangerous situation. Therefore observe the following rules.

Fill the car with only unleaded gasoline.

Driving with very low level of fuel in a tank is not allowed. At production of fuel interruptions in operation of cylinders of the engine and increase of load of converter are possible.

Operation of the engine idling is forbidden more than 20 minutes.

Avoid modes when the engine works racing.

Engine start-up by towage or car pushing is forbidden.

Engine start-up at car movement is forbidden.

Support the engine in good repair. Refusal of electric equipment of the engine, systems of ignition or fuel system involves a converter overheat.

If refusal of start-up of the engine or operation of the engine after ignition switching off are often observed, immediately address in car-care center service for check. Remember that you receive the best council in Toyota car-care center where will help the most qualified.

For maintenance of converter and all system of decrease in toxicity in good repair the car should pass the periodic check established by the instruction.