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BMW 328i 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

	

E

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BMW 328i 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 328i 1997 E36 Workshop Manual 
010-2

	

FUNDAMENTALS
FOR
THE
DO-ITYOURSELF
OWNER

HOW
TO
USE
THIS
MANUAL

A
note
contains
helpfulinformation,
tipsthat
will
hefp
in
The
manual
is
divided
into
ninesections
:

	

doinga
better
job
a

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BMW 328i 1997 E36 Workshop Manual 
If
steam
is
coming
from
the
engine
compartment
thenthere
is

	

With
the
engine
and
ignition
off,
check
for
loose
or
corroded
most
likely
a
burst
coolant
hose
or
a
large
leak
in
the
cooling

	

batte

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BMW 328i 1997 E36 Workshop Manual 
Final
Drive
Gear
Oil

BMW
recommends
using
only
a
specially
formulatedsyn-
thetic
gear
oil
that
is
available
through
an
authorized
BMW
dealer
parts
department
.
For
additional
information
on
this
¡u

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BMW 328i 1997 E36 Workshop Manual 
Tires,
checking
inflation
pressure

	

Brake
pad/rotor
wear,
checking

Correct
tire
pressuresare
important
to
handling
and
stability,

	

Al¡
E36
cars
are
fitted
withdisc
brakes
at
al¡
four
wheels

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BMW 328i 1997 E36 Workshop Manual 
020-
1
8

	

MAINTENANCE
PROGRAM

Fig
.
25
.
Inspect
brake
pads
with
the
caliper
removed
.
Minimum
brake
pad
thickness
shown
by
dimension
(A)
.

NOTE-

The
parking
brake
may
lose
some
of
its
effectiv

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BMW 328i 1997 E36 Workshop Manual 
NOTE-

Use
a14
mm
or17
mm
alíen
bit
socket
to
remove
the
drain
plug
.

"
If
thecar
is
raised
in
the
air,
it
shouldbe
leve¡
.

Fuel
tank
and
fuel
fines,
inspecting

0012474

Inspect
the
fuel
tank,
f
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