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BMW 3-Series (E36 - USA, 1992-1999) repair manuals

A repair manual for your BMW 3-Series (E36 - USA, 1992-1999)? Here are Haynes and other workshop manuals to service BMW cars. They provide detailed instructions for troubleshooting and to repair or replace parts.

BMW 3-Series (E36) / Z3 (1992-1998) (USA) - Haynes Repair Manual

Haynes Repair Manual on the American versions of the BMW 3-Series (E36) and Z3 (1996-1998).

- 318i (1992-1998)
- 318is (1992-1997)
- 318i Convertible (1994-1997)
- 318ti (1995-1998)
- 323is/323i Convertible (1995-1998)
- 325i, 325is, 325i Convertible (1992-1995)
- 328i, 328is, 328i Convertible (1996-1998)
- Z3 Roadster (1996-1998).

Gasoline engines:
- 1.8 (1796 cc, M42 B18)
- 1.9 (1895 cc, M44)
- 2.5 (2494 cc, M50 B25)
- 2.8 (2793 cc, M52 B28).

Exclusions: Please note that this manual does not cover the M3, Compact, Touring, 1.6 litre gasoline engine or the diesel models.

This Haynes guide on the BMW 3-Series (E36) and Z3 provides photos and detailed step-by-step instructions for maintaining and fixing the gasoline engines (distribution, belts, valves, camshaft, cylinder head, oil pump, seals, and crankshaft).
It also addresses issues related to cooling, air conditioning, the fuel system, exhaust plus the starting and charging system. Furthermore, it includes guidance for tasks involving the remaining vehicle components such as the clutch, gearbox (removal and installation), propshafts, braking system, suspension, steering box, body, interior and electrical system.

  • Covers U.S. and Canadian models.
  • Based on a complete strip-down and rebuild.
  • Includes a maintenance schedule, technical specifications, torque wrench settings and troubleshooting tables.
  • Clear and detailed wiring diagrams for easy reference.

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Specs:27 x 21 x 1.5 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 x 0.59 in, paperback
Illustrations:hundreds of photographs and drawings
Publisher:Haynes Manuals, Inc. (USA, 2001)
Series:Haynes Auto Repair Manual (18021)
Book: BMW 3-Series (E36) / Z3 (1992-1998) (USA) - Haynes Repair Manual

BMW 3-Series (E36) / Z3 (1992-1998) (USA)

Language: English

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BMW 3 Series (E36) - M3, 318i, 323i, 325i, 328i - Sedan, Coupe, Convertible (1992-1998) (USA) - Bentley Service Manual

Bentley Service Manual covering in great detail maintenance and repair of the BMW 3-Series (E36), US and Canadian models.

Versions: 318i, 318is, 318iC, 323is, 323iC, 325i, 325is, 325iC, 328i, 328is, 328iC, M3, saloon, Coupé, Convertible.

Gasoline engines:
- 1.8 (1796 cc, M42)
- 1.9 (1895 cc, M44 OBD II)
- 2.5 (2494 cc, M50)
- 2.5 (2494 cc, M52 OBD II)
- 2.8 (2793 cc, M52 OBD II)
- 3.0 (2990 cc, S50US)
- 3.2 (3201 cc, S52US OBD II).

Model years: 1992-1998.

This Bentley workshop manual on the BMW 3-Series (E36) provides detailed instructions for work on the engines (mechanical part, distribution, valves, ignition, starter, alternator) and cooling system.
Covers also the clutch, transmission (only removal and installation), suspension, brakes, steering, fuel system, exhaust, electrical system, interior, doors, central locking and air conditioning.

  • Covers U.S. and Canadian models.
  • Complete with adjustment data, torque wrench settings, OBD fault codes and wiring diagrams.
  • This is the most comprehensive workshop manual available for these cars.

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Specs:760 pages, 28.5 x 22 x 4.5 cm / 11.2 x 8.7 x 1.77 in, hardback
Illustrations:926 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Bentley Publishers (USA, 2012)
Series:Bentley Service Manual
Book: BMW 3 Series (E36) - M3, 318i, 323i, 325i, 328i - Sedan, Coupe, Convertible (1992-1998) (USA) - Bentley Service Manual

BMW 3 Series (E36) - M3, 318i, 323i, 325i, 328i - Sedan, Coupe, Convertible (1992-1998) (USA) - Bentley Service Manual

Language: English

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BMW 3-Series (E36) 1992-1999 - How to Build and Modify

The E36 was the embodiment of the luxury sports sedan, and the standard that other manufacturers strived to reach. And as such, the BMW 3 Series became wildly popular with BMW manufacturing 2.67 million E36 cars worldwide from 1992 to 1999.

Although the stock BMW is a more-than-capable sports sedan, veteran author Jeffrey Zurschmeide delves into all the different methods for extracting more performance, so you can make your E36 even more potent. He explains how to upgrade handling and control through installation of aftermarket coil-over springs, bushings, sway bars, and larger brakes.
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. You are also guided through work on cylinder heads, cams, and pistons. In addition, you're shown the right way to install superchargers and turbo kits.
If your 3 Series is making more power, then you need to get that power to the ground; guidance is provided for upgrading the transmission and limited-slip differentials.

If you want to make your E36 a quicker, better handling, and more capable driving machine, this book is your indispensable guide for making it a reality.

Author:Jeffrey Zurschmeide, Eddie Nakato
Specs:146 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.8 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:386 b&w photographs
Publisher:CarTech Inc (USA, 2016)
Book: BMW 3-Series (E36) 1992-1999 - How to Build and Modify

BMW 3-Series (E36) 1992-1999 - How to Build and Modify

Language: English

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