BMW 3 Series E30

since 1983-1994 release

Repair and operation of the car

+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
- 3. Engine
   - 3.1.2. Specifications
      3.1.3. Types of the repair work performed without dismantle of the engine
      3.1.4. Order of installation of the piston of the 1st cylinder in compression step VMT
      3.1.5. Cover of a head of cylinders
      3.1.6. The soaking-up collector
      3.1.7. Final collector
      3.1.8. Cam-shaft drive chain covers (M10 engine)
      3.1.9. Chain and asterisks (M10 engine)
      3.1.10. Covers of a gear belt (M20 and M40 engines)
      3.1.11. Gear belt and asterisks of a cam-shaft (M20 and M40 engines)
      3.1.12. Forward epiploons
      3.1.13. Head of cylinders
      3.1.14. Pallet
      3.1.15. Oil pump
      3.1.16. Flywheel (drive plate)
      3.1.17. Back epiploon of the crankshaft
      3.1.18. Engine mount details
   + 3.2. Dismantle and capital repairs of the engine
   + 3.3. Engine electric equipment
+ 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


3.1.17. Back epiploon of the crankshaft


1. Remove a flywheel (drive plate).
2. Turn off bolts of the holder of an epiploon, including 2 lower bolts which to the holder the pallet fastens.
3. Carefully remove the holder with an epiploon, having made an incision consolidation and having tracked safety of laying of the pallet.
4. Carefully clear a demountable surface under the holder of an epiploon.
5. Beat out an epiploon from the inside of the holder, having put it on wooden whetstones.
6. Grease and press a new epiploon blows through a pro-rate.
7. Assembly is carried out upside-down. At assembly clear the holder and the demountable planes of the engine and apply RTV sealant on joints with the block of cylinders and on the acting part of laying of the pallet.


Tighten bolts of the holder evenly in a cross order, at first tighten fastening bolts to the block of cylinders, then – 2 lower bolts.