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


1.1.36. Installation of winter tires and chains


At the movement on snow and ice it is recommended to install winter tires and chains.

At movement along the wet or dry road, coupling of winter tires is worse, than at usual.

Type and design of the installed winter tires has to correspond to type and a design of the tires installed on the car. At installation of studded rubber be guided by the standards accepted in this region.

Installation of winter tires

In order to avoid unevenness of coupling of wheels with the road and loss of controllability of the car winter tires have to be installed on all wheels. You store the removed tires in the cool dry place. At installation of tires keep the order of their shift accepted earlier.


Pressure in tires has to meet standard.

Do not exceed the speed limit of the movement established for winter tires.

Instructions for use chains

Establish chains of the suitable size, being guided by local standards.

Chains on forward wheels have to as it is possible to adjoin to the tire more densely.

It is forbidden to dress chains on back wheels. After advance on 0,5 – 1 km tighten chains.

When clothing chains be guided by the instruction of their manufacturer. If on wheels there are decorative slips, then remove them in order to avoid damage by chains.

Security measures

The maximum speed of the movement with chains of 50 km/h (or has to correspond established by the manufacturer of chains, depending on that, which speed lower).

At the movement avoid sharp turns and arrivals on potholes, otherwise emission of the car from a track is possible.

Precautionary measures for cast aluminum disks

Throughout a run of the first 1600 km check an inhaling of nuts of wheels.

After shift or replacement of a wheel check an inhaling of nuts of wheels throughout 1600 km of a run after removal of a wheel.

When using of chains be careful not to damage disks.

Nuts of fastening of disks have to be company, tighten nuts only the key intended for aluminum disks.

When balancing a wheel use only company small weights (or equivalent) which fasten the rubber or plastic Hummer.

Periodically check a condition of disks. At detection of damages immediately replace a disk.