E30 series BMW 3

since 1983-1994 of release

Repair and car operation

+ 1. Maintenance instruction
- 2. Maintenance
   2.2. Recommended lubricants and liquids
   2.3. Periodicity 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. Oil replacement in the engine and the 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 a drive of hinged units
   2.14. Check and adjustment of turns and quality of a mix (FROM) idling
   2.15. Check of a condition and battery charging
   2.16. Check and replacement of candles
   2.17. Check of high-voltage wires, begunka and distributor covers
   2.18. Check of level of oil in a 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 system of cooling
   2.25. Check of an exhaust system
   2.26. Check of shock-absorbers, suspension bracket and steering
   2.27. Check of covers of semi-axes
   2.28. Check of brakes
   2.29. Check of brushes of screen wipers
   2.30. Liquid replacement in automatic transmission and the filter
   2.31. Cooling system – replacement of liquid and washing
   2.32. Replacement of the fuel filter
   2.33. Oil replacement in a manual transmission
   2.34. Oil replacement in a case of the main transfer
   2.35. Check of system of catching паров 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. Good advice


2.10. Check of level of liquid in automatic transmission


Arrangement щупа automatic transmission
Shchup of automatic transmission is about a partition of a motor compartment in its left part.

1. Insufficient or superfluous level of liquid in automatic transmission leads to failure of this unit.
2. Level should be checked after a trip in a usual mode on distance not less than 32 km. Level can be checked (but it is less exact) on a cold box (parking not less than 5 hours, liquid 20 temperature ° C). After a long trip, or a trip with big loading wait for not less than 30 minutes.
3. Immediately after a trip establish the car on an equal horizontal platform, turn on the hand brake, start the engine and press a brake pedal. Idling transfer the selector lever to all provisions and put in the situation Rark.
4. Get щуп from a transmission branch pipe (the engine continues to idle), wipe щуп. Again insert щуп into a branch pipe. Get щуп and check liquid level.
5. Level should be between two marks (are specified by shooters). If necessary accurately add liquid of the corresponding brand through a branch pipe щупа, using a funnel with the filter.

6. Keep in mind that liquid volume between marks about 0,5 l. Therefore add in the small portions.
7. Check a liquid condition. If liquid of black color, or possesses a "burned" smell, it is necessary to replace liquid (see subsection 2.30).