BMW 3 Series E30

since 1983-1994 release

Repair and operation of the car

+ 1. Maintenance instruction
- 2. Maintenance
   2.2. The recommended lubricants and liquids
   2.3. Frequency 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. Replacement of oil in the engine and an 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 the drive of hinged units
   2.14. Check and adjustment of turns and quality of mix (SO) of idling
   2.15. Check of a state and battery charging
   2.16. Check and replacement of candles
   2.17. Check of high-voltage wires, runner and cover of the distributor
   2.18. Check of level of oil in the 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 the cooling system
   2.25. Check of the exhaust system
   2.26. Check of shock-absorbers, suspension bracket and steering
   2.27. Check of covers of half shafts
   2.28. Check of brakes
   2.29. Check of brushes of screen wipers
   2.30. Replacement of liquid in automatic transmission and the filter
   2.31. The cooling system – replacement of liquid and washing
   2.32. Replacement of the fuel filter
   2.33. Replacement of oil in the manual transmission
   2.34. Replacement of oil in a case of the main transfer
   2.35. Check of system of catching of vapors of 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. Useful tips


2.8. Replacement of oil in the engine and an oil filter


Tools for replacement of oil in the engine and an oil filter
1. Pallet
2. Rubber gloves
3. Handle
4. Nozzle
5. A special key for untwisting of the filter
6. A key for untwisting of the filter

1. Warm up the engine.
2. Install the car on the horizontal platform. Stop the engine and turn off a stopper of a maslozalivny mouth on a cover of a head of cylinders
3. On a part of cars the oil filter is in the top left part of the engine.
4. Substitute the pallet and turn off a stopper.
5. Merge oil, check existence in the merged oil of metal shavings and sawdust.
6. After running off of oil wipe a stopper with pure rags.
7. Wipe the pallet about a drain opening and carefully tighten a stopper, if necessary replace laying of a stopper.
8. Substitute the pallet under an oil filter.
Non-demountable filter
9. By means of a special key turn off an oil filter (to rotate counterclockwise) then turn out the filter hands. If necessary punch an opening in the case of the filter and unscrew the filter the big screw-driver inserted into this opening.
10. Carefully clear the place of a prileganiye of consolidation of the filter on the block of cylinders.
11. Make sure that the type and the sizes of the new filter completely coincide with type and the sizes of fulfilled. Slightly oil rubber laying of the new filter for the engine and wrap the filter into place. Wrap the filter before contact of laying with the surface of the block of cylinders, tighten the filter, having turned on 2/3 turns. On a part of filters there is an instruction of the manufacturer which should be guided first of all.
The filter with the replaceable filtering element
12. Turn off a bolt.
13. Uncover.
14. Get the filtering element.
15. Make sure that the type and the sizes of a new element completely coincide with type and the sizes of fulfilled.
16. Wipe absolutely condensed surfaces, if necessary replace a sealing ring having oiled it.
17. Fill in the necessary volume of oil in the engine. Having a little waited, check oil level. If level normal, then wrap a mouth stopper.
18. On the working engine check tightness of a stopper of the pallet and filter, having tracked these places within a minute. At emergence of a leak stop the engine and tighten a stopper or the filter.
19. Stop the engine and wait several minutes that oil flew down in the pallet. Again check oil level on the probe. If necessary add oil.
20. During several trips after change of oil you watch a leak and check oil level.