Below is just a very small sample of chapters and topics covered in this manual. Plus, it provides repair procedures with detailed specifications and photographs. It is this level of detail, along with hundreds of photos and illustrations, that guide the reader through each service and repair procedure. From service intervals to specifications and repair information, everything you need is at your fingertips. It is not a substitute for fui¡ and up-to-dateinformation from the vehicie manufacturer or for proper training asan automotive technician. B mw 3 Series M3, 3181,3231,3251, 3281 Sedan, Coupe and Convertible 1992,1993,1994,1995, 1996,1997, 1998 Bentley, Publishers Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The airbag s is inflated byan explo- sive device. The aim throughout has been clarity and un- derstanding with practical descriptions, step-by-step procedures, and accurate specifications. A textile, crease free interior liner clipped to the top frame. When the top is lowered into the storage well the tension bow plate completely disengages from the top motor drive plate. It will help you understand, care for, and lower the repair and maintenance cost for your M3, 318i, 323i, 325i, 328i for a overall improved satisfaction with the ownership of your 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, M3, 318i, 323i, 325i, 328i e36 sedan, coupe and convertible automobile. Please note, however, that considering thevast quantity and the complexity of the service information involved, we cannot warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this manual.
Troubleshooting and electrical service procedures are combined with detailed wiring diagrams for ease of use. Although an automobile presents many hazards, common sense and good equipment can helo ensure safety. This manual includes detailed information onthese basic tools and other tips for the begin- ner in the first section of the manual, entitled 010 Fundamentals for the Do-It-Yourself Owner. Handled improperly or without adequate safeguards, can be accidently activated and cause serious injury. When the motor is activated, the drive plate turns either pushing or pulling the rods to move the top to the predetermined position.
Also within this section is the 010 Fundamentals for the Do-It- Yourself Owner section, which contains basic instructions, tips and helpful hints for do-it-yourself maintenance and repair. Fidanza Performance is a renowned manufacturer that specializes in performance flywheels, clutches, cam gears and other top-quality driveline parts. Before you drain the mustbe disconnected and removed fromthe vehicle in order to crankcase, find outthe proper way to dispose of the oil. Danger of bums and engine damage. Please send your comments and thoughts to Bentley Publishers e-mail : tech. Holding the key in the lock position automatically closes and locks the top and win- dows from outside.
Many fasteners are designed to be used only once and to explode. If you lack the Avoid breathing dust. The next seven sections 1 through 7 are repair based and are further broken down into three digit repair groups. For example, youcan expect tofind repair infor- mation on brakes Repair Group 340 beginning on page 340- 1. It provides a ground for the convertible top stor- age lid lock motor. Please write to Robert Bentley, Inc.
Do not support a car on cinder tery a second time. Producing more power is also a priority, so he shows you how to install and set up a cold-air intake, ignition tuners, and exhaust system components. Except for a few addi- tional components and an additional function on the fully automatic version, both systems function the same. Theexhaustshouldbe vented to the outside. See product for application and installation details.
Do not use food or beverage containers that mightmislead someone into drínking from them. Use only in a wellventilated area. The remainder of the repair groups contain the more involved repair information. The right is reserved to make changes at any time without notice. Asíde from the dangersof moving parts, metallic jew- elry conducts electricity and may cause shorts, sparks, bums, or damage to the electrical sys- tem when accidentally contacting the battery or other electrical terminals. Thinkabout whether the condition ofyour car, your leve¡ of me- chanical skill, or your leve¡ of reading comprehen- sion might result in orcontribute in some way to an occurrence that might cause you injury damage your car, or result in an unsafe repair.
The vehicie manufacturer will continue to issue service information updates and parts retrofits after the editorial closing of this manual. Block the wheels to keep the carfrom roll- ing. Each ma- jor section begins with a General repair group, e. The cover motor is located in the trunk on the left side behind the trim cover. Please write Robert Bentley, Inc. Each repair group begins with a Table of Contents listing the majos subject headings within the group.
Wear goggles when youoperate machine tools or work with battery acid. No shipping fee, no waiting on postal delivery, you can start doing your repairs right away! Let's take a step back in time before the launch of the 3-Series. A heavy duty floor jack shouldbe used to lift vehicle before installing jack stands. These messages are important, even to the owner who never intends to workon thecar. The top drive motor is located under the top storage compartment on the left side of the trunk.
We regret that we cannot supply updates to purchasers of this manual. This manual illustrates the workshop procedures required for most service work. The 3-Series may have undergone a number of changes over the generations, yet it remains one of the most popular compact-sized sedans in history. The basic tools needed to do most of the procedures in this manual are foundunder Tools. Automatic full raising of all four windows once top is stored in the storage compartment. The control module cancels any top operation when this ground signal is present. Below is some important information on how to work safely, a discussion of what tools will be needed and how to use them.