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 Shaper of impulses and block of electronic ignition


Devices of system of ignition of TCI

1. High-voltage wire of the coil
2. Ignition coil
3. High-voltage wire of a candle
4. Candle
5. Block of electronic ignition of Bosch
6. Block of electronic ignition of Siemens/Telefunken
7. Conducting
8. Distributor case
9. Vacuum regulator
10. Lock ring
11. Shaper of impulses
12. Plate of a rotor of the induction sensor
13. Lock ring
14. Cover
15. Begunok
16. Distributor
17. Pin
18. Knot of the induction sensor and shaper of impulses
19. Bracket
20. Socket

On considered cars blocks of electronic ignition of 2 types which outwardly differ by number of sockets are established. At the block of Bosch firm 1 socket, at the Siemens/Telefunken firm block – 2 sockets. The shaper of impulses is mounted in the ignition distributor.

Screws of fastening of the block of ignition of Siemens
The Bosch block has similar fastening.

Extraction of a plate of a rotor of the shaper

Screws of fastening of a winding of the sensor of the shaper to the bottom plate


Block of electronic ignition
1. Check existence of tension of the battery at the included ignition between conclusions 2 and 4 disconnected the socket (Bosch) or 3 and 6 (Siemens/Telefunken).
2. Check chain existence between a conclusion 2 and weight (Bosch) or 6 and weight (Siemens/Telefunken), and also between conclusions of the socket 4 (Bosch) or 3 (Siemens/Telefunken) and a conclusion 15 on the ignition coil. If results of check unsatisfactory, check conducting.
Shaper of impulses
3. Connect the digital voltmeter to conclusions of the socket 5 and 6 (Bosch) or between conclusions of the small socket, observing polarity of the voltmeter (on the Siemens/Telefunken block) and be convinced that at engine rotation by a starter on these conclusions there is an alternating voltage of 1-2 Century. Otherwise check conducting.
4. Check resistance of the shaper between conclusions of 5 and 6 (Bosch) or between conclusions of the small socket (Siemens/Telefunken) which 1–1,2 kiloohms should be.
5. If resistance differs, the shaper replace. If resistance corresponds to norm, and supply voltage and a signal differ, replace the ignition block.


Block of electronic ignition
1. Disconnect the socket from the block of electronic ignition, unscrew screws of fastening of the block and get the block from a motor compartment.
2. Installation is carried out upside-down. If the Bosch block changes, paste it to a heat-conducting path dielectric structure of Curil R2 (N according to the catalog 81 22 9 43) or silicone mastic, previously having cleared the remains of old glue a class 180 skin.
Shaper of impulses
3. Disconnect the battery from weight. Remove the ignition distributor.
4. Remove a lock ring, carefully, without allowing deformation, hook and get a shaper rotor.
5. Unscrew screws and disconnect a vacuum regulator.
6. Remove a lock ring and carefully remove the shaper with a plate.
7. Unscrew screws and remove the shaper from a plate.
8. Installation is carried out upside-down. Lay between a winding of the sensor of the shaper and a plate an insulating ring, center it before tightening screws. Adjust a gap in the sensor (see subsection