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BMW 3-Series (E46, 1998-2006) service and repair manuals

A repair manual for your BMW 3-Series (E46, 1998-2006)? 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 (E46) - Petrol (Sept 1998 - 2003) - Haynes Service and Repair Manual

Haynes workshop manual on the BMW 3-Series (E46) saloon, Coupé and Touring (not the Compact, Cabriolet or M3).

Versions: 316i, 318i, 320i, 325i, 328i and 330i.

Petrol engines:
4 cylinders:
- 1.8 (1796 cc, N42 B18)
- 1.9 (1895 cc, M43TU B19)
- 2.0 (1995 cc, N42 B20), including Valvetronic
6 cylinders:
- 2.2 (2171 cc, M54 B22)
- 2.5 (2494 cc, M52TU B25 and M54 B25)
- 2.8 (2793 cc, M52TU B28)
- 3.0 (2979 cc, M54 B30).

Production years: 9/1998-2003.

Exclusions: Please note that this manual does not cover the 1596 cc petrol engine or the diesel models.

Pages of the book BMW 3-Series (E46) Petrol (98-03) (1)

Using photos and step-by-step instructions this Haynes manual on the BMW 3-Series (E46) petrol models describes maintenance, repair and overhaul of the petrol engines (distribution, belts, valves, camshaft, cylinder head, oil pump, seals and radiator).
It also addresses issues related to the heater, fuel system, exhaust, starting and charging system. Furthermore, it covers work on the clutch, gearbox, driveshafts, braking system, suspension, steering gear, body, interior and electrical system.

  • 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:302 pages, 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 Publishing (GB, 2014)
Series:Haynes Service and Repair Manual (4067)
EAN:9780857339492
Book: BMW 3-Series (E46) - Petrol (Sept 1998 - 2003) - Haynes Service and Repair Manual

BMW 3-Series (E46) - Petrol (Sept 1998 - 2003)

Language: English

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BMW Série 3 (E46) - Diesel 4 et 6 cylindres (4/1998-10/2001) - Revue Technique Automobile (RTA 645.1)

Revue Technique Automobile (RTA 645) covering the BMW 320d and 330d (E46).

Diesel engines:
- 4 cylinders - 2.0 (1951 cc, 130 and 136 hp, M47D20/20 4D 1)
- 6 cylinders - 3.0 (2926 cc, 183 hp, M57D30/30 6D 1).

Production years: 4/1998-10/2001.

This Revue Technique for the BMW Series 3 (E46) diesel models describes extensively service and repair of the diesel engines (including timing gear, cylinder head, lubrication, coolant pump, injection pump and injectors).
Covers also work on the clutch, transmission, driveshafts, steering system, suspension, wheel hubs, brakes, electric equipment and body.

  • Includes adjustment data and wiring diagrams.
  • An integral owner's handbook provides information on operation and daily maintenance.
  • Additional chapter with tips and a checklist to prepare for the MOT test.
Specs:222 pages, 27 x 21 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:hundreds of photographs and drawings
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2002)
Series:Revue Technique Automobile (RTA 645.1)
EAN:9782726864517
Book: BMW Série 3 (E46) - Diesel 4 et 6 cylindres (4/1998-10/2001) - Revue Technique Automobile (RTA 645.1)

BMW Série 3 (E46) - Diesel 4 et 6 cylindres (4/1998-10/2001)

Language: French

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BMW 3er-Reihe (E46) - Benzin- und Dieselmotoren (5/1998-2006) - Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst

Repair manual from the Series "Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst" (nr. 214, reprint) for maintenance of the BMW 3-Series (E46), petrol and diesel.

Petrol engines:
- 4 cylinders - 316i (1895 cc, 104 hp, M43) and 318i (1895 cc, 118 hp, M43)
- 6 cylinders - 320i (1991 cc, 150 hp, M52), 323i (2494 cc, 170 hp, M52) and 330i (2979 cc, 231 hp, M54).

Diesel engines:
- 4 cylinders - 320d (1951 cc, 136 hp, M47)
- 6 cylinders - 330d (2926 cc, 183 hp, M57).

Production years: 5/1998-2006.

Pages of the book [JH 214] BMW 3er-Reihe (E46) (5/1998-2006) (1)

  • This owner's guide describes the technology of the BMW 3-Series (E46).
  • Comprehensive instructions for the replacement of current parts such as: shock absorbers, brake pads, brake discs, master cylinder and brake fluid / door mirrors, fuel cap, grille, bumpers, bonnet, tailgate, interior trim and seats / alternator and starter motor, voltage regulator, headlamps, tail lights / air filter, drivebelt, thermostat, coolant, oil filter and spark plugs.
  • Complete with adjustment data and a maintenance schedule.

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Author:Friedrich Schröder
Specs:272 pages, 26.5 x 20 cm / 10.4 x 7.9 in, paperback
Illustrations:about 250 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2015)
Series:Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst (214)
EAN:9783613018631
Book: BMW 3er-Reihe (E46) - Benzin- und Dieselmotoren (5/1998-2006) - Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst

BMW 3er-Reihe (E46) - Benzin- und Dieselmotoren (5/1998-2006)

Language: German

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BMW 3er Reihe (E46) - Benziner und Diesel (1998-2005) - So wird's gemacht

Workshop manual from the German Series So wird's gemacht (nr. 116) on the BMW 3-Series (E46), petrol and diesel.

Petrol engines:
- 1.6 L (85 kW/115 hp, 09/01-03/06)
- 1.8 L (85 kW/115 PS)06/01-03/06)
- 1.9 L (77 kW/105 hp, 09/98-03/06)
- 1.9 L (87 kW/118 hp, 04/98-03/06)
- 2.0 L (105 kW/143 hp, 09/01-03/06)
- 2.0 L (110 kW/150 hp, 04/98-03/06)
- 2.2 L (125 kW/170 hp, 09/01-03/06)
- 2.5 L (125 kW/170 hp, 04/98-03/06)
- 2.5 L (141 kW/192 hp, 06/01-03/06)
- 2.8 L (142 kW/193 hp, 04/98-03/06)
- 3.0 L (170 kW/231 hp, 09/01-03/06)

Diesel engines:
- 2.0 L (85 kW/115 hp, 09/01-03/06)
- 2.0 L (100 kW/136 hp, 04/98-03/06)
- 2.0 L (110 kW/150 hp, 09/01-03/06)
- 3.0 L (135 kW/184 hp, 09/99-03/06)
- 3.0 L (150 kW/204 hp, 09/03-03/06)

Production years:
- Limousine 4/1998-02/2005
- Coupé 04/1999-03/2006
- Touring 09/1999-08/2005
- Compact 09/2000-08/2004.

The initial section of this manual on the BMW 3-Series (E46) covers inspection and daily maintenance of the petrol and diesel engines, transmission, brakes, steering and body (including the electrical system, windscreen wipers, lighting and heating or air conditioning).

Furthermore, this book provides detailed guidance on the following components:
- Suspension (replacement of driveshafts, springs and shock absorbers), steering (ball joints) and brakes (discs, brake linings and handbrake).
- Electrical system (battery, voltage regulator and starter motor).
- Dismantling and assembly of the engine cylinder head and cam drive, including replacement of the v-belt and the timing belt or chain.
- The lubricating system with the oil pump.
- The cooling system (replacement of radiator, thermostat and cooling fan).
- The fuel system (air filter, fuel pump and fuel filter) and exhaust (replacement of mufflers).
- Interior: removal and refitting of the dashboard, instrument panel, consoles, interior trim and seats.
- Body: dismantling and assembly of bumpers, fenders, bonnet, tailgate, doors, window mechanisms, locks and mirrors.

  • Extensive technical specifications, adjustment data and torque wrench settings.
  • 24 clear wiring diagrams of the main circuits.

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Author:Rüdiger Etzold
Specs:320 pages, 26 x 19.5 cm / 10.25 x 7.7 in, paperback
Illustrations:578 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Delius Klasing Verlag GmbH (D, 2019)
Series:So wird's gemacht (116)
EAN:9783768811552
Book: BMW 3er Reihe (E46) - Benziner und Diesel (1998-2005) - So wird's gemacht

BMW 3er Reihe (E46) - Benziner und Diesel (1998-2005)

Language: German

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BMW serii 3 - benzyna i diesel (typu E46) Sam naprawiam samochód

Bogato ilustrowany fachowy poradnik poswiecony obsludze i naprawie samochodów BMW serii 3 (typ E46), produkowanych od 04/1998.

Modele:
- Sedan od 04/1998 do 02/2005
- Coupé od 04/1999 do 03/2006
- Kombi Touring od 09/1999 do 08/2005
- Compact od 09/2000 do 08/2004.

Silniki benzynowe:
- 316i - 105 KM i 115 KM
- 318i - 118 KM i 143 KM
- 320i - 150 KM i 170 KM
- 323i - 170 KM
- 325i - 192 KM
- 328i - 193 KM
- 330i - 231 KM

Silniki wysokoprężne:
- 318d - 115 KM
- 320d - 136 KM i 150 KM
- 330d - 184 KM i 204 KM.

  • Dane techniczne i regulacyjne, momenty dokręcania połączeń gwintowych, tablice wykrywania i usuwania niesprawności, schematy instalacji elektrycznej.
  • Polskie wydanie książki "So wird's gemacht".
Author:Hans-Rüdiger Etzold
Specs:360 pages, 24.5 x 19.5 x 2 cm / 9.7 x 7.7 x 0.79 in, paperback
Illustrations:762 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Wydawnictwa Komunikacji i Łączności WKŁ (PL, 2016)
Series:Sam naprawiam samochód
EAN:9788320618013
Book: BMW serii 3 - benzyna i diesel (typu E46) Sam naprawiam samochód

BMW serii 3 - benzyna i diesel (typu E46)

Language: Polish

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