Vehicle electronics such as the radio, navigation, television and telecommunications can communicate to each other via the K-bus. This car still has great looks even being 13 years old. Actually, it is recommended that you use winter tires during harsh winter conditions. Just make sure to replace them every time the tread wears to below 0. Tires that are not properly inflated will cause the engine to burn more fuel to be able to make the car move. The front spoilers and bumper covers may sustain damage.
Use a funnel to pour the new oil into the engine. Safety Although an automobile presents many hazards, common sense and good equipment can help ensure safety. A flashing message and a negative - symbol in front of the number indicate that the service interval has been exceeded by the distance displayed. Generally, a red warning lamp that comes on during driving should be considered serious. The engine is perfectly matched to the car, silky and on a hair-trigger. The new range-topping 323i model was introduced, featuring 2. Check operation of parking brake and adjust as necessary.
Changing a tire on a busy street or highway is very dangerous. Crimp connectors and special crimping pliers are widely available. Turn all electrical consumers off. The M3's engine has a redline of 8,000 rpm. An inexpensive beam-type top is adequate but must be read visually. It featured the M10 four-cylinder engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, and a limited slip differential was available as an option. Otherwise the top is a paragon of convertible virtue; easy to use, triple insulated and well-sealed.
Archived from on 8 June 2003. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Do not tow the car on all four wheels except for very short distances to move it to a safe place. Handling, obviously, is absolutely superb. Towing The cars covered by this manual should be towed with a tow truck using wheel lift or flat bed equipment. Use of such an oil could shorten the service life of the transmission.
Two or three different sizes of each type will be required, since a screwdriver of the wrong size will damage the screw head. Any nearby source of ignition may cause the battery to explode. One location is on the right front strut tower in the engine compartment arrow , another in the lower left corner of the windshield. You will automatically be sent an e-mail to inform you when someone has reacted to your question. As the car is raised, it may roll slightly and the jack may shift.
Crimped-on or soldered-on connectors are best. This also applies to the automatic and manual transmission systems, power steering systems and the differential systems. Several types of torque wrenches are available. Both the wagon and convertible are 2000 models and in showrooms now. Note: Metric bolt classes or grades are marked on the bolt head.
To convert inch-pounds to foot-pounds, divide by 12. Torque wheel nuts when installing wheel. Read them before you begin any maintenance or repair job. Electric current only flows in a complete circuit. And now that our daughter is driving now she also says that its easy to drive. For more information on jack stands, see Tools. For this reason, gaskets should not be reused.
Hydrogen gas emitted by the battery is highly flammable. This same logic applies to any part used for sealing, including rubber O-rings and copper sealing washers. When working around fuel, do not smoke or work near heaters or other fire hazards. If there is gas in the tank, you should hear a sloshing sound at the filler neck. Driver side airbags were standard, as was the availability of three-point seatbelts on all passenger seats.
How do I know if the coolant is at the right level? Some seals are directional and special installation instructions apply. Oil and filter change: 4. For some repairs a specific tightening sequence is necessary, or a particular order of assembly is required. A comprehensive index can be found at the back of the manual. It also won the 1981 and 1982. Use a seal driver that is the same diameter as the seal housing to gently and evenly install into place.
Tools range in quality from inexpensive junk, which may break at first use, to very expensive and well-made tools for the professional. Compared to a wrench of the correct size, an adjustable wrench is always second best. With a regular maintenance schedule, the engine and transmission are running strong with almost 160,000 miles on the car! Because the 323i is no longer manufactured, it is important to keep your vehicle running optimally with regular maintenance checks. How can I gain higher fuel economy? Brake fluid Brake fluid absorbs moisture easily, and moisture in the fluid affects brake performance and reliability. It provides better grip and traction on snowy roads. Though a bit expensive they are worth every dime, especially if you can find a good used one! If it gets into eyes, flush them with water for several minutes and call a doctor.