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BMW 3-Series (1998 - 2006)

Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a BMW 3-Series, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your BMW 3-Series. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your BMW 3-Series can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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What's covered

What's covered: 

BMW 3 Series 1998-2006
Series –
E46. 316i, 318i, 320i, 323i, 325i, 328i, 330i. Sedan, Coupe, Touring
Body – Sedan, Coupe, Touring
Engine –

Petrol 4 cyl: 1.8L DOHC (1796cc) (N42/B18), 1.9L SOHC (1895cc) (M43TU/B19), 2.0L DOHC (1995cc) (N42/B20)
Petrol 6 cyl: 2.1L DOHC (2171cc) (M54/B22), 2.5L DOHC (2494cc) (M54TU/B25), 2.7L DOHC (2793cc) (M52TU/B28), 3.0L DOHC (2979cc) (M54/B30) including Valvetronic & VANOS

PLEASE NOTE that this manual is intended for vehicles built to UK specifications.




Does not cover new 3-Series (E90/E91/E92) range introduced during 2005.
Does not cover 1.6 litre (1596cc) petrol engine.
Does not cover diesel models.
Does not cover Compact, Convertible or M3.

Table of contents

General Information
Chapter 1: Routine maintenance and servicing
Chapter 2: Part A: 4-cylinder engine in-car repair procedures
Chapter 2: Part B: 6-cylinder engine in-car repair procedures
Chapter 2: Part C: General engine overhaul procedures
Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and ventilation systems
Chapter 4: Part A: Fuel and exhaust systems
Chapter 4: Part B: Emission control systems
Chapter 5: Part A: Starting and charging systems
Chapter 5: Part B: Ignition system
Chapter 6: Clutch
Chapter 7: Part A: Manual transmission
Chapter 7: Part B: Automatic transmission
Chapter 8: Final drive, driveshafts and propeller shaft
Chapter 9: Braking system
Chapter 10: Suspension and steering systems
Chapter 11: Bodywork and fittings
Chapter 12: Body electrical systems, Wiring diagrams, Reference

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