BMW 3 Series E30

since 1983-1994 release

Repair and operation of the car

- 1. Maintenance instruction
   1.1.2. Overall dimensions
   1.1.3. Driver's seat
   1.1.4. Dashboard
   1.1.5. Keys for the car equipped with an immobilizer
   1.1.6. Window regulators
   1.1.7. Safety cushions
   1.1.8. On-board computer
   1.1.9. Indexes
   1.1.10. Voltmeter
   1.1.11. Tachometer
   1.1.12. The counter of the total passable way
   1.1.13. Sound signal
   1.1.14. 3-staged automatic transmission
   1.1.15. 4-staged automatic transmission
   1.1.16. Mechanical transmission
   1.1.17. Emergency brake
   1.1.18. Car running in period
   1.1.19. Fuel
   1.1.20. Threefold catalytic converter
   1.1.21. Engine oil
   1.1.22. Brakes
   1.1.23. Rules of placement of freight in a luggage carrier
   1.1.24. Launch of the engine and driving
   1.1.25. Methods of driving
   1.1.26. Towage of the trailer
   1.1.27. Actions at refusal of launch of the engine
   1.1.28. A start order from the additional battery
   1.1.29. If the engine decayed during the movement
   1.1.30. Actions at an engine overheat
   1.1.31. Actions at a wheel puncture
   1.1.32. Rules of towing
   1.1.33. Check of pressure in tires
   1.1.34. Check of a state and replacement of tires
   1.1.35. Shift of wheels
   1.1.36. Installation of winter tires and chains
   1.1.37. Check of an external condition of the battery
   1.1.38. Battery charging
   1.1.39. Specifications
+ 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
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Useful tips


1.1.26. Towage of the trailer


Your car is intended for transportation of passengers. Towing of the trailer worsens driving, dynamics of maneuver, raises a brake way and reduces profitability. It is forbidden to overload the car and the trailer. Manufacturer's guarantees do not extend to those damages and malfunctions which are caused by towing of the trailer for the purpose of transportation of big consignments.


Check pressure in car tires.

Pressure in tires of the trailer has to correspond specified in the instruction of the manufacturer of the trailer for this full mass of the trailer.

Light alarm system

At each connection of the trailer check serviceability of stoplights and indexes of turn. Direct merging of conducting can lead to failure of electric equipment of the car and to failure of the light alarm system.

Towing in the period of a running in

The manufacturer does not recommend to tow the trailer the car with the new engine and units and details of transmission and running gear (box, differential, bearings of wheels, etc.) throughout the first 800 km of a run.


Because of additional loading when towing the trailer the car demands more frequent leaving and maintenance.

Check an inhaling of bolts of fastening of an arm and a spherical support of the hook-on device through each 1000 km of towing.

Security measures

Observe cargo standards.

Be convinced of reliability of fastening of the placed freight.

At insufficient visibility of the transport going behind establish additional rear-view mirrors. The provision of both additional mirrors has to be regulated to provide the sufficient review behind.