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


1.1.36. Installation of winter tires and chains


At movement on snow and ice it is recommended to establish winter tires and chains.

At movement on the wet or dry road, coupling of winter tires is worse, than at the usual.

Type and design of established winter tires should correspond to type and a design of the tires established on the car. At installation of shipovanny rubber be guided by the standards accepted in this region.

Installation of winter tires

In order to avoid unevenness of coupling of wheels with the road and losses of controllability of the car winter tires should be established on all wheels. The removed tires store in a cool dry place. At installation of tires keep the order of their shift accepted earlier.


Pressure in tires should correspond to norm.

Do not exceed the speed limit of movement established for winter tires.

Instructions for use chains

Establish chains of the suitable size, being guided by local standards.

Chains on forward wheels should as it is possible to adjoin to the tire more densely.

It is forbidden to dress chains on back wheels. After advance on 0,5-1 km tighten chains.

When clothing chains be guided by the instruction of their manufacturer. If on wheels there are decorative slips, remove them in order to avoid damage by chains.

Security measures

The maximum speed of movement with chains of 50 km/h (or should correspond established by the manufacturer of chains, depending on what speed is lower).

At movement avoid sharp turns and arrivals on potholes, car emission from a track otherwise is possible.

Precautionary measures for cast aluminum disks

Throughout run of the first 1600 km check an inhaling of nuts of wheels.

After shift or replacement of a wheel check an inhaling of nuts of wheels throughout 1600 km of run after wheel removal.

When using chains be careful not to damage disks.

Nuts of fastening of disks should be firm, tighten nuts only a key intended for aluminum disks.

When balancing a wheel use only firm грузики (or equivalent) which fasten a rubber or plastic hammer.

Periodically check a condition of disks. At detection of damages a disk immediately replace.