BMW 3 series E30

Since 1983-1994 of release

Repair and car operation

- 1. The maintenance instruction
   1.1.2. Overall dimensions
   1.1.3. A place of the driver
   1.1.4. The panel of devices
   1.1.5. Keys for the car equipped with an immobilizer
   1.1.6. Стеклоподъемники
   1.1.7. Safety pillows
   1.1.8. The onboard computer
   1.1.9. Indexes
   1.1.10. The voltmeter
   1.1.11. A tachometre
   1.1.12. The counter of the total passed way
   1.1.13. A sound signal
   1.1.14. 3-step automatic transmission
   1.1.15. 4-step automatic transmission
   1.1.16. A mechanical transmission
   1.1.17. A manual brake
   1.1.18. The period обкатки the car
   1.1.19. Fuel
   1.1.20. Threefold каталитический neutralizer
   1.1.21. Engine oil
   1.1.22. Brakes
   1.1.23. Rules of placing of cargo in a luggage carrier
   1.1.24. Start-up of the engine and driving
   1.1.25. Driving receptions
   1.1.26. Trailer towage
   1.1.27. Actions at refusal of start-up of the engine
   1.1.28. An order of start from the additional battery
   1.1.29. If the engine has decayed during movement
   1.1.30. Actions at an engine overheat
   1.1.31. Actions at a wheel puncture
   1.1.32. Towing rules
   1.1.33. Pressure check in tyres
   1.1.34. Check of a condition and replacement of tyres
   1.1.35. Shift of wheels
   1.1.36. Installation of winter tyres and chains
   1.1.37. Check of an external condition of the battery
   1.1.38. Battery gymnastics
   1.1.39. Specifications
+ 2. Maintenance service
+ 3. The engine
+ 4. Cooling system
+ 5. Heating and ventilation
+ 6. Fuel system
+ 7. An exhaust system
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Coupling
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. A running gear
+ 12. A body
+ 13. An electric equipment
+ 14. A good advice

1.1.14. 3-step automatic transmission

Normal mode of movement

To start the engine. The lever should be in position P or N.

Keeping a foot a brake pedal, translate the lever in position D.

In position D there is an automatic choice of the most suitable transfer for traffic conditions, for example, for normal horizontal movement, for movement on lifting, at towage etc.

The prevention

At transfer inclusion it is forbidden to press a pedal throttle заслонки.

Release a manual brake and a brake pedal. Slowly press a pedal throttle заслонки, smoothly get under way from a place.

Braking by the engine

For braking by the engine transmission is switched to a hill-climbing gear as follows.

If speed of the car below maximum permissible for the second transfer translate the lever in position "2". Transmission will be switched to the second transfer.

If speed of the car below maximum permissible for position "L" translate the lever in position "L". Transmission will be switched to the first transfer and braking effect will increase.

The prevention

At switching on a hill-climbing gear on slippery road be extremely cautious. Sharp switching will lead to drift of the car or to proslipping of wheels.

Do not overload the engine. Watch a tachometre, do not suppose, that engine turns were in a red zone. Values of speed limit for each position of the lever are above resulted.

Do not suppose long movement on lifting in positions of the lever 2 or L, otherwise transmission will fail because of an overheat. At towage or for lifting overcoming translate the lever in position D.

Movement by a backing

Completely stop the car.

Having pressed a brake pedal, move the lever to position R.

It is forbidden to translate the lever in position R during car movement.


Completely stop the car.

Extend the lever of a manual brake to the full and put the car on a manual brake.

Having pressed a brake pedal, move the lever to River position

The prevention

Categorically it is forbidden to move the lever to position Р during car movement. Otherwise serious breakages and loss of controllability by the car are possible.

Councils about driving

Always on the working engine hold a foot on a brake pedal that will prevent slow movement of the car.

Do not try to keep the car on lifting by easy pressing a pedal throttle заслонки as the transmission overheat is possible. Use foot and manual brakes.