BMW 3 Series (E36) Service Manual (1992-1998)

BMW 3 Series (E36) Service Manual (1992-1998)
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Bentley service manuals provide the highest level of clarity and completeness for all service and repair procedures. Enthusiasts, do-it-yourselfers, and professional technicians will appreciate the quality of photos and illustrations, theory of operation, and accurate step-by-step instructions. If you're looking for better understanding of your E36 BMW, look no further than Bentley.




  • Maintenance procedures from brake fluid changes to resetting the Service Indicator.
    This manual tells you what to do and how and when to do it

  • Engine and cylinder head service, repair, and reconditioning,
    including camshaft timing chain setup and adjustment

  • Information for specific BMW 3 Series driveability problems,
    including explanation of engine management systems
    and OBD (On-Board Diagnostics)

  • Theory of operation and repair information for DISA (Dual Resonance Intake System)
    on 4-cylinder engines and VANOS (Variable Valve Timing) on 6-cylinder engines

  • Drivetrain maintenance, troubleshooting, adjustment and repair,
    including hydraulic clutch, gearshift linkage, and driveshaft

  • Heating and air conditioning repair, including A/C component replacement.

  • Body adjustments and repairs, including convertible top replacement
    and adjustment

  • Wiring schematics for all circuits, including power distribution, grounds,
    and component location illustrations and photos


Models and engines covered:

  • 318i/is/iC
    - (M42 - 1.8L engine)
    - (M44 - 1.9L engine, OBD II)

  • 323is/iC
    - (M52 - 2.5L engine, OBD II)

  • 325i/is/iC
    (M50 - 2.5L engine)

  • 328i/is/iC
    (M52 - 2.8L engine, OBDII)

  • M3
    (S50US - 3.0L engine)
    - (S52US - 3.2L engine, OBD II)

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VANOS timing chain adjustment


Transmissions covered:

  • Manual (remove, install, external service)
    Getrag S5D 250 G
    - Getrag S5D 200 G
    - ZF S5D 310 Z
    - ZF S5D 320 Z

  • Automatic (remove, install, external service)
    A4S 270 R
    - A4S 310 R
    - A5S 310 Z

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Convertible top assembly


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