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  • BMW E91 service manuals download
    How to change fuel filter BMW 3 (E90) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
  • Maintenance manual BMW E90 - video guide
    How to change front shock absorbers on BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change wheel bearing on BMW E46 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
  • View and download BMW E46 manual online
    How to change Front wheel bearing on BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • BMW 3 Series workshop manual - car video guide
    How to change oil filter and engine oil on BMW 3 (E90) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
  • Video instructions and repair manuals for your BMW 3 Series
    How to replace suspension front lower arm BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • BMW E91 service manuals download
    How to change front brake discs and front brake pads on BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Maintenance manual BMW E90 - video guide
    How to change rear shock absorbers BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change rear brake discs and brake pads BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • View and download BMW E46 manual online
    How to change a rear brake discs on BMW 3 E46 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • BMW 3 Series workshop manual - car video guide
    How to change rear springs on BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Video instructions and repair manuals for your BMW 3 Series
    How to change Air Filter on BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to change a front shock strut on BMW 3 (E46) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
    How to change a front shock strut on BMW 3 (E46) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
  • How to change clutch kit on BMW E46 Convertible [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
    How to change clutch kit on BMW E46 Convertible [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
  • How to change Pollen Filter on BMW 3 E36 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
    How to change Pollen Filter on BMW 3 E36 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to change front springs on BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
    How to change front springs on BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
DIY BMW 3 Series repair manual

BMW 3 Series PDF service and repair manuals with illustrations

  • How to change fuel filter on BMW E46 – replacement guide
  • How to change clutch kit on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change right engine mounts on BMW E46 touring – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pads on BMW E92 – replacement guide
  • How to change spark plugs on BMW E46 – replacement guide
  • How to change engine oil and filter on BMW E46 – replacement guide
  • How to change front suspension strut on BMW E46 – replacement guide
  • How to change front wheel bearing on BMW E90 – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake discs on BMW E90 – replacement guide
  • How to change engine thermostat on BMW E46 Touring – replacement guide
  • How to change serpentine belt on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change spark plugs on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW E90 – replacement guide
  • How to change rear shock absorbers on BMW E90 – replacement guide
  • How to change mass air flow sensor on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pads on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake caliper on BMW E46 – replacement guide
  • How to change front suspension strut on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change coolant hose on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake pads on BMW E92 – replacement guide
  • How to change pollen filter on BMW E46 – replacement guide
  • How to change air filter on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change rear shock absorbers on BMW E46 touring – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW E46 – replacement guide
  • How to change front wheel bearing on BMW E46 – replacement guide
  • How to change engine thermostat on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pads on BMW E90 – replacement guide
  • How to change mass air flow sensor on BMW E46 Touring – replacement guide
  • How to change fuel filter on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake pads on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change pollen filter on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change glass for wing mirror on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change glass for wing mirror on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change air filter on BMW E46 – replacement guide
  • How to change engine oil and filter on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change air filter on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pads on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change right engine mounts on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change pollen filter on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake discs on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change clutch kit on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change ignition coil on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) – replacement guide
  • How to change engine oil and filter on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change engine oil and filter on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change front window regulator on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front strut mount on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change track rod end on BMW E90 – replacement guide
  • How to change front suspension strut on BMW E46 touring – replacement guide
  • How to change rear shock absorbers on BMW E92 – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake discs on BMW E90 – replacement guide
  • How to change ignition coil on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear upper arm on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change front lower arm on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear shock absorbers on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change front anti roll bar links on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change track rod end on BMW E46 – replacement guide
  • How to change rear coil springs on BMW E92 – replacement guide
  • How to change front coil springs on BMW E92 – replacement guide
  • How to change spark plugs on BMW E92 – replacement guide
  • How to change front coil springs on BMW E90 – replacement guide
  • How to change air filter on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change tailgate struts on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake discs on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear suspension lower control arm on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake caliper on BMW 3 Saloon (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change front ABS sensor on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear shock absorbers on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake discs on BMW E46 touring – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake discs on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change front anti roll bar links on BMW E90 – replacement guide
  • How to change rear upper arm on BMW E90 – replacement guide
  • How to change front strut mount on BMW E90 – replacement guide
  • How to change air filter on BMW E46 convertible – replacement guide
  • How to change rear coil springs on BMW E90 – replacement guide
  • How to change serpentine belt on BMW E46 Touring – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pad wear sensor on BMW E46 Touring – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW 3 Saloon (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake pad wear sensor on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change ignition coil on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) – replacement guide
  • How to change spark plugs on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change track rod end on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change spark plugs on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change front lower arm on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change right engine mounts on BMW 3 Saloon (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change front lower arm on BMW E46 convertible – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake discs on BMW E46 touring – replacement guide
  • How to change rear strut mount on BMW E46 touring – replacement guide
  • How to change tailgate struts on BMW E92 – replacement guide
  • How to change front coil springs on BMW E46 – replacement guide
  • How to change rear anti roll bar links on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pads on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW E92 – replacement guide
  • How to change mass air flow sensor on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change glass for wing mirror on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) – replacement guide
  • How to change track rod end on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change front anti roll bar links on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change front strut mount on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change front strut mount on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change front lower arm on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change serpentine belt on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake hose on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change right engine mounts on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake pad wear sensor on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake pad wear sensor on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change front ABS sensor on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear shock absorbers on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear strut mount on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear suspension lower control arm on BMW 3 Saloon (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake discs on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear suspension lower control arm on BMW 3 Coupe (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear strut mount on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pad wear sensor on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake discs on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear strut mount on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change fuel filter on BMW E46 convertible – replacement guide
  • How to change spark plugs on BMW E46 convertible – replacement guide
  • How to change pollen filter on BMW E90 – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake pad wear sensor on BMW E46 Touring – replacement guide
  • How to change engine thermostat on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change engine oil and filter on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change engine oil and filter on BMW 3 Coupe (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pads on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change glass for wing mirror on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) – replacement guide
  • How to change ignition coil on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear anti roll bar links on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change front coil springs on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change front wheel bearing on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear strut mount on BMW 3 Convertible (E30) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake pad wear sensor on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change front anti roll bar links on BMW 3 Coupe (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake discs on BMW E46 convertible – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pads on BMW E46 convertible – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake pads on BMW E46 touring – replacement guide
  • How to change front anti roll bar links on BMW E46 – replacement guide
  • How to change front wheel bearing on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change rocker cover gasket on BMW E36 – replacement guide
  • How to change fuel filter on BMW 3 Convertible (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change fuel filter on BMW 3 Compact (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change fuel filter on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change engine thermostat on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change mass air flow sensor on BMW 3 Convertible (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pad wear sensor on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake pad wear sensor on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change engine oil and filter on BMW 3 Compact (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change engine oil and filter on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change ignition coil on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW 3 Saloon (E21) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake discs on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake pads on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change front strut mount on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change serpentine belt on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front anti roll bar bushes on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change spark plugs on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake discs on BMW 3 Compact (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pad wear sensor on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake caliper on BMW 3 Coupe (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change water pump on BMW 3 Convertible (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change front ABS sensor on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change front strut mount on BMW 3 Compact (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change front window regulator on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear suspension lower control arm on BMW 3 Compact (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear coil springs on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change rocker cover gasket on BMW 3 Coupe (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change rocker cover gasket on BMW 3 Convertible (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear strut mount on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake pads on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear upper arm on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pad wear sensor on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pad wear sensor on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pad wear sensor on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change water pump on BMW 3 Coupe (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change front strut mount on BMW 3 Coupe (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake discs on BMW E46 convertible – replacement guide
  • How to change front strut mount on BMW E46 convertible – replacement guide
  • How to change rear strut mount on BMW E46 convertible – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pads on BMW E46 touring – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake pads on BMW E46 convertible – replacement guide
  • How to change front lower arm on BMW E92 – replacement guide
  • How to change fuel filter on BMW E46 touring – replacement guide
  • How to change pollen filter on BMW E46 convertible – replacement guide
  • How to change air filter on BMW E46 touring – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW E46 touring – replacement guide
  • How to change coolant hose on BMW E46 Touring – replacement guide
  • How to change pollen filter on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW 3 Compact (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW 3 Touring (E30) – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW 3 Saloon (E30) – replacement guide
  • How to change pollen filter on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front window regulator on BMW E46 Touring – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pad wear sensor on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pad wear sensor on BMW 3 Convertible (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake pad wear sensor on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake pad wear sensor on BMW 3 Convertible (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change engine oil and filter on BMW 3 Touring (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change clutch kit on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front suspension strut on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front anti roll bar links on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change front suspension strut on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change front suspension strut on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change front lower arm on BMW 3 Touring (E91) – replacement guide
  • How to change front wheel bearing on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake discs on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake discs on BMW 3 Compact (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake hose on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front lower arm on BMW 3 Touring (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pads on BMW 3 Saloon (E30) – replacement guide
  • How to change spark plugs on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake pad wear sensor on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pads on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change serpentine belt on BMW 3 Compact (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change engine thermostat on BMW 3 Convertible (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change front anti roll bar bushes on BMW E46 convertible – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake hose on BMW E46 convertible – replacement guide
  • How to change rear anti roll bar links on BMW E90 – replacement guide
  • How to change front suspension strut on BMW E46 convertible – replacement guide
  • How to change front coil springs on BMW E46 convertible – replacement guide
  • How to change front anti roll bar links on BMW E46 touring – replacement guide
  • How to change pollen filter on BMW E46 touring – replacement guide
  • How to change rear windshield wipers on BMW E46 touring – replacement guide
  • How to change front suspension strut on BMW E92 – replacement guide
  • How to change air filter on BMW E92 – replacement guide
  • How to change fuel filter on BMW 3 Touring (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change fuel filter on BMW 3 Coupe (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change air filter on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change fuel filter on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW 3 Convertible (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW 3 Touring (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW 3 Coupe (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW 3 Convertible (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change front windshield wipers on BMW 3 Convertible (E30) – replacement guide
  • How to change pollen filter on BMW 3 Touring (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change pollen filter on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change mass air flow sensor on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change engine oil and filter on BMW 3 Convertible (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change ignition coil on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear anti roll bar links on BMW 3 Convertible (E93) – replacement guide
  • How to change front strut mount on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front strut mount on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) – replacement guide
  • How to change front strut mount on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front wheel bearing on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake discs on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake pads on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front lower arm on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear brake pads on BMW 3 Compact (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear shock absorbers on BMW 3 Touring (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear strut mount on BMW 3 Saloon (E30) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear strut mount on BMW 3 Touring (E30) – replacement guide
  • How to change front anti roll bar bushes on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front anti roll bar bushes on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change right engine mounts on BMW 3 Touring (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change right engine mounts on BMW 3 Convertible (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front anti roll bar links on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front anti roll bar links on BMW 3 Convertible (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change spark plugs on BMW 3 Touring (E30) – replacement guide
  • How to change spark plugs on BMW 3 Compact (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change spark plugs on BMW 3 Coupe (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change front anti roll bar links on BMW 3 Saloon (E30) – replacement guide
  • How to change front anti roll bar links on BMW 3 Compact (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change front anti roll bar links on BMW 3 Touring (E30) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear anti roll bar links on BMW 3 Compact (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change engine thermostat on BMW 3 Compact (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change engine thermostat on BMW 3 Coupe (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change engine thermostat on BMW 3 Touring (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change front wheel bearing on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front brake caliper on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change water pump on BMW 3 Compact (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change front wheel bearing on BMW 3 Convertible (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change front wheel bearing on BMW 3 Coupe (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change water pump on BMW 3 Touring (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear suspension lower control arm on BMW 3 Compact (E46) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear shock absorbers on BMW 3 Convertible (E36) – replacement guide
  • How to change rear strut mount on BMW 3 Compact (E36) – replacement guide
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Manuals for BMW 3 Series models
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (02/2004 - 12/2011)
    • Car body type: Saloon
    • Power (HP): 115 - 450
    • Power (KW): 85 - 331
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (03/2011 - 10/2018)
    • Car body type: Saloon
    • Power (HP): 116 - 460
    • Power (KW): 85 - 338
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Full Hybrid, Petrol Engine, Plug-In Hybrid
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (02/1998 - 04/2005)
    • Car body type: Saloon
    • Power (HP): 105 - 231
    • Power (KW): 77 - 170
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (01/2005 - 12/2013)
    • Car body type: Coupe
    • Power (HP): 122 - 450
    • Power (KW): 90 - 331
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (09/1982 - 03/1992)
    • Car body type: Saloon
    • Power (HP): 75 - 238
    • Power (KW): 55 - 175
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (12/2004 - 06/2012)
    • Car body type: Estate
    • Power (HP): 116 - 326
    • Power (KW): 85 - 240
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (02/1999 - 07/2006)
    • Car body type: Coupe
    • Power (HP): 105 - 360
    • Power (KW): 77 - 265
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (07/2011 - 06/2019)
    • Car body type: Estate
    • Power (HP): 116 - 360
    • Power (KW): 85 - 265
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (09/1990 - 02/1998)
    • Car body type: Saloon
    • Power (HP): 90 - 321
    • Power (KW): 66 - 236
    • Type of drive: Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (03/1992 - 04/1999)
    • Car body type: Coupe
    • Power (HP): 102 - 321
    • Power (KW): 75 - 236
    • Type of drive: Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (05/2006 - 12/2013)
    • Car body type: Convertible
    • Power (HP): 143 - 420
    • Power (KW): 105 - 309
    • Type of drive: Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (04/2000 - 12/2007)
    • Car body type: Convertible
    • Power (HP): 136 - 343
    • Power (KW): 100 - 252
    • Type of drive: Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (10/1999 - 05/2005)
    • Car body type: Estate
    • Power (HP): 115 - 231
    • Power (KW): 85 - 170
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (07/2012 - ...)
    • Car body type: Hatchback
    • Power (HP): 136 - 360
    • Power (KW): 100 - 265
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • 3 Saloon (G20)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (11/2018 - ...)
    • Car body type: Saloon
    • Power (HP): 116 - 510
    • Power (KW): 85 - 375
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Mild Hybrid, Petrol Engine, Plug-In Hybrid
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (03/2001 - 02/2005)
    • Car body type: Hatchback
    • Power (HP): 105 - 192
    • Power (KW): 77 - 141
    • Type of drive: Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (12/1985 - 10/1993)
    • Car body type: Convertible
    • Power (HP): 90 - 215
    • Power (KW): 66 - 158
    • Type of drive: Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (03/1993 - 04/1999)
    • Car body type: Convertible
    • Power (HP): 115 - 321
    • Power (KW): 85 - 236
    • Type of drive: Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (03/1994 - 08/2000)
    • Car body type: Hatchback
    • Power (HP): 90 - 170
    • Power (KW): 66 - 125
    • Type of drive: Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (06/1975 - 03/1984)
    • Car body type: Saloon
    • Power (HP): 75 - 143
    • Power (KW): 55 - 105
    • Type of drive: Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Petrol Engine
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (07/1987 - 10/1994)
    • Car body type: Estate
    • Power (HP): 100 - 170
    • Power (KW): 73 - 125
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • 3 Touring (G21)
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (07/2019 - ...)
    • Car body type: Estate
    • Power (HP): 116 - 510
    • Power (KW): 85 - 375
    • Type of drive: All-wheel Drive, Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Mild Hybrid, Petrol Engine, Plug-In Hybrid
    • Manuf. year (from - to): (01/1995 - 10/1999)
    • Car body type: Estate
    • Power (HP): 90 - 193
    • Power (KW): 66 - 142
    • Type of drive: Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine type: Diesel, Petrol Engine
  • 3 Saloon (G28)
BMW service and maintenance manuals

DIY repair and maintenance of BMW 3 series cars

Engine

  • Fuel injectors get clogged after 80,000–100,000 kilometres. Bad acceleration dynamics and black smoke coming from the exhaust pipe are signs of this malfunction. Fuel injectors require adjustment after they were replaced, therefore it’s better to contact specialists for this job.
  • Variable valve timing solenoid gets clogged after 100,000 kilometres of mileage. This defect causes a major loss of engine dynamics. To prevent power unit malfunctions, check the motor oil condition regularly. Replace it within scheduled intervals together with a filter. Do it yourself repair and maintenance of BMW 3 series is easier than you think if you use our video tutorial as a reference.
  • Diesel engines on 2005–2007 cars have issues with a turbocharger: it has a short service life. If you hear whistling during acceleration and the engine feels jerky, you need to visit a service station immediately to diagnose and replace a broken component.
  • On E90 cars of later production years, the timing chain breaks down quickly. Clanking sound indicates this defect. Our recommendation for such cases is to replace the part at a car service station.

Transmission

  • The clutch is a weak spot of cars with manual transmission. Calm driving helps to increase its working lifespan to 100,000 kilometres. Fans of the sporty driving style will need to replace the whole unit much earlier.
  • An automatic transmission control unit sometimes works erratically. Contact professionals for diagnostics of this unit: it may require resetting. Automatic gearboxes are sensitive to the quality of transmission fluid. Our illustrated PDF manual for BMW 3 series repair will help you to replace it in due time.
  • On many all-wheel-drive vehicles, a transfer case may fail after 80,000–100,000 kilometres. This problem can be solved only by installing a new unit.

Interior

  • Over time, the heater blower may start whistling. You can get rid of this unpleasant sound by replacing the component or greasing its motor. You can find a complete procedure for this task in our step-by-step manual on BMW 3 series repair and maintenance. You can also download a detailed video tutorial for free.
  • A factory-installed radio receiver works with malfunctions. You can visit a garage for repair or install a new car radio yourself.
  • Eventually, the central locking system on estate cars stops reacting to remote control signals. In this case, an antenna mounted in the luggage compartment needs replacement. It is better to entrust this laborious procedure to professionals at a service station. You can grease or replace lock cylinders at home if necessary. For this, use our step-by-step video tutorial on BMW 3 series repair.