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


1.1.32. Rules of towing


Eyes in a forward part of the car

At towage for a forward part remove the car from the emergency brake.

Eye in a back part of the car

At towage for a back part of cars from the manual transmission it is recommended to place the cart under back wheels if the cart is not used, then put the lever in neutral position and turn the ignition key in the provision of ASSORTMENT.

When coupling of the towed car follow the rules established in this region. Wheels and axes have to be in good repair. Otherwise it is necessary to tow the car on the autocart.

The manufacturer recommends to tow the car on a truck platform.

Towing of cars with a wheel formula 4х4 by truck with the autocart: one axis of the car has to be placed by truck, another – on the autocart.

Towing of other cars by truck with the autocart.


When towing the car without cart under back wheels it is forbidden to leave the ignition key in position of LOCK. Otherwise there will be a breakage of the lock of a wheel.

At towage of cars with automatic transmission place the cart under forward wheels.

Towing of the car with automatic transmission without cart under forward wheels is strictly forbidden. Otherwise transmission will fail.

Towing by the car with the elevator is forbidden. Otherwise damages of a body are possible.

Towing in the emergency conditions

In the absence of service of car service in this region the car can be towed off on small distance by means of the fal dressed on an eye in a forward part of the car.

The driver has to be in the car and operate it. It is possible to tow the car in such a way only on small distances, with a small speed and on the road with a hard coating. Steering, brakes, running gear have to be in completely working order. Before towing transfer the selector lever to situation N (on automatic transmission), or in neutral situation (on the manual transmission). The ignition key has to be in the provision of ASS (if the engine does not work) of or On (at the working engine).

Before the movement unblock interaxal differential, at the same time the control lamp lights up.