BMW 3 Series E30

since 1983-1994 release

Repair and operation of the car

+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 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
   12.2. Vinyl finishing
   12.3. Repair of insignificant damages of a body
   12.4. Repair of considerable damages of a body
   12.5. Loops and locks
   12.6. Windshield and motionless glasses
   12.7. Forward lattice
   12.8. Cowl
   12.9. Bumpers
   12:10. Internal panel of a door
   12:11. Door
   12:12. Cover luggage carrier/cover of a back compartment
   12:13. Door lock, drum switch of the lock and door handles
   12:14. Door glass
   12:15. Window regulator
   12:16. External mirror
   12:17. Casing of a steering column
   12:18. Seats
   12:19. Check of seat belts
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Useful tips


12.8. Cowl



Work is performed together.

Removal and installation

1. Open a cowl and outline contours of loops of a cowl and heads of bolts.
2. Disconnect from a cowl a hose of a washer and a wire on weight.
3. Remove a bracket of a finger of a rack of a cowl and remove a finger. At the same time hold a cowl.
4. Holding a cowl, serially turn off bolts of fastening of both loops to a cowl.
5. Remove a cowl.
6. Installation is carried out upside-down.


1. After installation it is necessary to adjust the provision of a cowl so that the cowl was densely closed, and the surface of a cowl was aflush with adjacent panels of a body. Outline cowl clamp latch bolts, release bolts and adjust the provision of a latch. Tighten bolts.
2. The provision of a cowl is regulated by its movement in cuts of loops at the released bolts across. Having exposed a cowl so. that in a forward part it became level with wings, tighten bolts.
3. A back part of a cowl is regulated on height by lowering or a raising of a clamp at the released bolts (arrow).
4. Adjustment of a cowl in the cross direction is provided with movement of a roller guide at the released bolts (A). The guide has to come into a clamp freely.
5. After adjustment of a cowl establish the new height of buffers of a cowl (shooter), having turned off or having turned out them.
6. The mechanism of unlocking of a cowl should be greased with jellied lubricant periodically.