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BMW 3-Series (2005 - 2008)

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 2005-2008
Rear wheel drive
Series – 318i, 320i, 325i, 330i, 318d, 320d, 325d, 330d
Body – Sedan (E90) & Touring (E91)
Engine –

Petrol: 1995cc (N46, B20) Valvetronic 4-cylinder
Petrol: 2497cc DOHC (N52, B25A), 2996cc DOHC (N52, B30A), 2996cc DOHC (N52K, B30A) 6-cylinder
Diesel: 1995cc DOHC 16V turbo (M47T2), 2993cc DOHC 16V turbo (M57T2) 4-cylinder

PLEASE NOTE that this manual is intended for vehicles built to UK specifications. Although it is useful when the products or systems are similar to those in other markets, there may still be significant differences, especially in areas concerned with safety and emission control.


Does not cover 320Si, 335i, 335d, M3, Coupe, Convertible
Does not cover xDrive models
Does not cover facelifted model range introduced Sept 2008

Table of contents

General Information
Chapter 1: Part A: Routine maintenance and servicing - petrol models
Chapter 1: Part B: Routine maintenance and servicing - diesel models
Chapter 2: Part A: 4-cylinder petrol engine in-car repair procedures
Chapter 2: Part B: 6-cylinder petrol engine in-car repair procedures
Chapter 2: Part C: Diesel engines (M47T2 and M57T2) in-car repair procedures
Chapter 2: Part D: Diesel engines (N47 and N57) in-car repair procedures
Chapter 2: Part E: General engine overhaul procedures
Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and ventilation systems
Chapter 4: Part A: Fuel and exhaust systems – petrol engines
Chapter 4: Part B: Fuel and exhaust systems – diesel engines
Chapter 4: Part C: 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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