BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Engine housing, Crankshaft drive

Engine housing

Cylinder head

The cylinder head is made of aluminum.

Only slight modifications have been made to the B46TU head compared to the B46.

Engine housing
Cylinder head

Crankshaft drive

Crankshaft

Comparison B46 crankshaft with B46TU crankshaft

The crankshaft of the B46TU engine have been revised. Material adaptations have to both the counterweights and the connecting rod bearing journals have made it possible to achieve weight savings of up to 1043 g (2.3 lbs).

A reinforced crankshaft with larger main bearing diameter is used in the B48A20T1 engine.

Crankshaft drive
Comparison of crankshaft B46 engine with B46TU engine

  1. Crankshaft of B46 engine
  2. Crankshaft B46TU engine

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