Connect one end of the red jump lead to the positive + terminal of the flat batteryConnect the other end of the red lead to the positive + terminal of the booster battery. Lower the vehicle by turning the wheel brace anti-clockwise. Make sure that any mains-operated equipment is correctly earthed. Repair manual is intended as an aid in ensuring all necessary maintenance and repair work is carried out expertly and professionaly. The models covered by this manual are equipped with single overhead cam in-line four- and six-cylinder engines. It may help to clean the car carefully and to park it over some clean paper overnight as an aid to locating the source of the leak. If it is necessary to reset the correct language after the battery is reconnected, proceed as follows.
Gearbox oil can leak from the seals at the inboard ends of the driveshafts. Use extreme caution when working beneath the car and lowering the transmission. Asbestos may be found in gaskets and in brake and clutch linings. Mop up oil and fuel spills at once. Here are 8 of the most important maintenance tips to get you started.
Some fluids are distinctively coloured. Warning:Never crawl under the vehicle or start the engine when this jack is being used as the only means of support. Loosen the wheel bolts half a turn, leaving them in place until the wheel is raised off the ground. Take care when topping-up or carrying the battery. It can sometimes be difficult to decide where the leak is coming from, especially if the engine bay is very dirty already.
There was an unusually large range of engines fitted over its lifetime, as nine different engine families were used. Thanks are also due to Sykes-Pickavant Limited, who provided some of the workshop tools, and to all those people at Sparkford who helped in the production of this manual. Jump starting will get you out of trouble, but you must correct whatever made the battery go flat in the first place. It is this level of detail, along with hundreds of photos and illustrations, that guide the reader through each service and repair procedure. It can also cause skin burns on contact.
Remove the jack and tighten the bolts in a diagonal pattern to the torque listed in the Chapter 1 Specifications. Once formed, the acid remains dangerous for years. All styles covered all models, and engines. The E34 was replaced by the E39 in December 1995, although E34 Touring models remained in production until June 1996. I did this once before but my computer crashed and lost all the back up stuff I had.
Remember that some leaks may only occur while the engine is running. If someone with copyrights wants us to remove this content, please contact us immediately. The Workshop Manual is not the greatest, but you can't beat the price, and it is invaluable for the things not covered in the Bentley. For preference, regardless of transmission type, the vehicle should be towed with the driven rear wheels off the ground. There are eight languages available. This website provides comprehensive and up-to-date information regarding vehicle maintenance, mechanical, electrical, and other aspects of owning one of the best vintage cars known to humankind.
Convertible and Touring Estate models were introduced for 1988, and these models have continued in E30 form to date. Using a spring compressor, compress the spring until the spring force on the upper mount 1s relieved. Please bear in mind that we do not own copyrights to these books. . The transmission is mounted to the back of the engine, and power is transmitted to the fully-independent rear axle through a two- piece propeller shaft. Wear gloves or use a barrier cream if necessary.
With all the doors shut and theignition on engine not running , press the trip reset button until the panel displays the desired language. Safety is a major consideration while towing. Remove the strut assembly from the car as described above. Pry the protective cap off the top of the strut assembly, then remove the top center nut and washer. We take great pride in the accuracy of information given in this manual, but vehicle manufacturers make alterations and design changes during the production run of a particular vehicle of which they do not inform us. Transmissions are a five-speed manual, or three- or four-speed automatic.