1997 BMW 318i Workshop Manual

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BMW 318i 1997 E36 Workshop Manual 
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3
Series

M3,
3181,3231,3251,
3281

Sedan,
Coupe
and
Convertible

1992,1993,1994,1995,
1996,1997,
1998

Bentley,
Publishers

Cambridge,
Massachusetts

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BMW 318i 1997 E36 Workshop Manual 
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PUBLISHERS

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BMW 318i 1997 E36 Workshop Manual 
General
Data
and

	

010
FundamentalsfortheDo-lt-YourselfOwner

Maintenance

	

020
Maintenance
Program

Engine

Transmission

Suspension,

Steering
and

Brakes

4
Body

100
Engine-General

110

	

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BMW 318i 1997 E36 Workshop Manual 
BMW
SERVICE
MANUUAS
BMW
7
Series
Service
Manual
:
1988-1994
7351,735iL,
740i,
740iL,
750iL
Robert
Bentley
ISBN
0-8376-0328-5

BMW
3
Series
Service
Manual
:
1992-1998
M3,
3181,323i,325i,
328i,
Sedan,

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BMW 318i 1997 E36 Workshop Manual 
Foreword

This
service
manual
covers
1992
through
1998
BMW
3
Series
models,
and
is
specifically
de-
signed
to
cover
only
those
models
built
for
sale
in
the
United
States
.

BMW,
and
most
accessories

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BMW 318i 1997 E36 Workshop Manual 
We
have
endeavored
to
ensure
the
highest
degree
of
accuracy
possible
.
When
the
vast
array
of

data
presented
in
the
manual
is
taken
into
account,
however,no
claim
to
infallibility
can
be
made
.

We

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BMW 318i 1997 E36 Workshop Manual 
Please
read
these
warnings
and
cautions

before
proceeding
with
maintenance
and
repair
work
.

WARNING-

	

"
Friction
materials
(such
as
brake
pads
or
shorts
or
clutchdiscs)
contain
asbestos
fibers

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BMW 318i 1997 E36 Workshop Manual 
Please
read
these
warnings
and
cautions

before
proceeding
with
maintenance
and
repair
work
.

CAUTION-

"
See
also
Warnings
onpage
vi¡

	

"
Beforedoing
any
electrical
welding
on
cars
equipped
with
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