BMW 3 Series E30

since 1983-1994 release

Repair and operation of the car

- 1. Maintenance instruction
   1.1.2. Overall dimensions
   1.1.3. Driver's seat
   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. On-board computer
   1.1.9. Indexes
   1.1.10. Voltmeter
   1.1.11. Tachometer
   1.1.12. The counter of the total passable way
   1.1.13. Sound signal
   1.1.14. 3-staged automatic transmission
   1.1.15. 4-staged automatic transmission
   1.1.16. Mechanical transmission
   1.1.17. Emergency brake
   1.1.18. Car running in period
   1.1.19. Fuel
   1.1.20. Threefold catalytic converter
   1.1.21. Engine oil
   1.1.22. Brakes
   1.1.23. Rules of placement of freight in a luggage carrier
   1.1.24. Launch of the engine and driving
   1.1.25. Methods of driving
   1.1.26. Towage of the trailer
   1.1.27. Actions at refusal of launch of the engine
   1.1.28. A start order from the additional battery
   1.1.29. If the engine decayed during the movement
   1.1.30. Actions at an engine overheat
   1.1.31. Actions at a wheel puncture
   1.1.32. Rules of towing
   1.1.33. Check of pressure in tires
   1.1.34. Check of a state 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. Useful tips


1.1.27. Actions at refusal of launch of the engine


The elementary checks

Before checks be convinced that the car is filled with enough fuel. If the car is equipped with system of coding of start of the engine (immobilizer), then start the engine other keys from a set. If the engine is started, then breakage of the ignition key is the reason. Check a key in service of car service. If by means of other keys it is not possible to start the engine, then address to service of car service as the refusal of anticreeping system is possible.

If the starter does not rotate the engine, or rotates poorly

1. Check a condition of plugs of power cables, reliability of their fastening.

2. If a condition of plugs satisfactory, then include internal lighting. If lamps do not burn, or become dim (or die away) at inclusion of a starter, then the battery is discharged. In this case start the engine from the additional battery or if the car is equipped with the manual transmission and there is no catalytic converter, the engine is allowed to be started pushing of the car. It is not possible to start the diesel engine pushing at strongly discharged battery as a rule.

3. If lamps do not die away, but the engine is not started, then adjustment of the engine or repair is necessary. In this case ask in service of car service for the qualified help.

The starter rotates the engine with a normal speed, but the engine is not started

1. Be convinced of reliability of fastening of all demountable connections of conducting (especially sockets on the distributor and fastening of wires to spark plugs).

2. If connections in satisfactory condition, then reenrichment of mix and filling of cylinders with gasoline is a cause of failure at start-up. In this case be guided by the following item.

Start of the engine in case of overflow of cylinders gasoline

In case of refusal at start-up cylinders of the engine can be overflowed with gasoline because of repetition of unsuccessful attempts of start-up.