E30 series BMW 3

since 1983-1994 of release

Repair and car operation

+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
- 3. Engine
   + 3.1.2. Specifications
   + 3.2. Dismantle and major maintenance of the engine
   - 3.3. Engine electric equipment
      3.3.2. Specifications
      3.3.3. The battery - engine start-up in emergency situations
      3.3.4. Removal and battery installation
      3.3.5. Power cables
      - 3.3.6. Ignition system Check of system of ignition Check and installation of the moment of ignition (only for TCI system) Ignition distributor Ignition coil Shaper of impulses and block of electronic ignition A gap in the shaper sensor (TCI system) Sensors of system of ignition
      + 3.3.7. System of a charge of the battery
      + 3.3.8. System of start-up of the engine
      3.3.9. Malfunctions of the generator
      3.3.10. Main malfunctions of electric equipment
+ 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 Check of system of ignition



The system of ignition develops very high voltage therefore, at works it is necessary to observe extra care.

1. If the engine is not started, and the starter turns the crankshaft, disconnect high-voltage wires from candles and connect to them the calibrated rated sportsman for ignition check (is available on sale). Connect one of rated sportsman conclusions to a bolt or a metal arm on the engine.
2. In the absence of a test rated sportsman disconnect a wire from one of candles, take away isolating tip and fix a wire the isolated tool at distance without hurting 6 mm from the bared site of weight.
3. Turn the crankshaft a starter and watch a rated sportsman or a candle wire. There should be an intensive spark of blue color.
4. If the spark is available, on candles necessary tension (check other wires) moves. Turn out candles and check them (see subsection 2.16).
5. If the spark is absent or an iskroobrazovaniye unstable, uncover the distributor and check a condition of a cover and a begunka (see subsection 2.17). At detection of moisture wipe dry a cover and a begunok, establish a cover on a place and repeat check.
6. If the spark on former is not present, disconnect from a distributor cover a high-voltage wire of the coil of ignition and connect a wire to a test rated sportsman (a wire of a candle establish into place). Repeat tests. In the absence of a rated sportsman fix a coil wire the isolated tool at distance about 6 mm from the bared site of weight.
7. In the absence of a spark check all conducting of primary chain of the coil of ignition, be convinced of purity and reliability of connections. Execute necessary repair and repeat test.
8. If the spark appeared, malfunction of a cover of the distributor, a begunka, candles, wires and their tips can be the reason. If the spark still is not present, replace a high-voltage wire of the coil obviously serviceable and repeat check If the new wire does not change result, check the ignition coil (see subsection