BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Chain tensioner

Crankshaft drive
Chain tensioner

  1. Tensioning rail
  2. Sealing sleeve
  3. Chain tensioner with screw thread

Due to the cylinder head manufacturing process, the chain tensioner now has a sealing sleeve with a height of 12.5 mm instead of a sealing ring.


     Valve gear

    VANOS VANOS unit B46 engine and B46TU/B48TU engines VANOS B46 engine VANOS B46TU and B48TU engine Following the changeover from a two-part chain drive to a single-part chain drive, the camshaft

     Belt drive

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     Cooling System


     Engine oil

    General information The engine oil consumption is dependent on your driving style and driving conditions. Therefore, regularly check the engine oil level after refueling by taking a detailed measurement. The engine oil consumption can increase in the following situations, for instance: Sporty dr

     Child restraint systems with tether strap

    Safety information Warning If the upper retaining strap is incorrectly used for the child restraint system, the protective effect can be reduced. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the upper retaining strap does not run over sharp edges and is not twisted as it passes the upper anchor. Warn

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