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Sump oil Gearbox oil
Brake fluid Power steering fluid
Oil from filter
Antifreeze
Engine oil may leak from the drain plug… …or from the base of the oil filter.
Leaking antifreeze often leaves a crystalline
deposit like this.
Gearbox oil can leak from the seals at the
inboard ends of the driveshafts.
A leak occurring at a wheel is almost
certainly brake fluid.
Power steering fluid may leak from the pipe
connectors on the steering rack.
1
Engine
Oil filter
M10 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion C121
M20 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion C160
M30 engines
3-Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion C160
5-Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion X115
M40 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion X120
Valve clearances (intake and exhaust)
M10 engines
Cold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.20 mm
Hot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.25 mm
M20 engines
Cold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.25 mm
Hot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.30 mm
M30 engines
Cold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.30 mm
Hot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.35 mm
M40 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hydraulic adjusters
Cooling system
Antifreeze mixture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 antifreeze/60 water
Chapter 1
Routine maintenance and servicing
Air filter renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Automatic transmission fluid and filter change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Automatic transmission fluid level check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Battery check, maintenance and charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Brake system check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Cooling system – draining, flushing and refilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Cooling system check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Differential lubricant change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Differential lubricant level check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Driveshaft gaiter check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Drivebelt check, adjustment and renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Engine idle speed and CO level check and adjustment . . . . . . . . . . 12
Engine oil and filter change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Engine timing belt renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Exhaust system check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Evaporative Emissions Control (EVAP) system check . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Fluid level checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Fuel filter renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Fuel system check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Manual transmission lubricant change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Manual transmission lubricant level check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Power steering fluid level check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Routine maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Service light resetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Spark plug check and renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Spark plug HT leads, distributor cap and rotor – check
and renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Steering and suspension check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Throttle linkage – check and lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Tyre and tyre pressure checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Tyre rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Tune-up general information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Underbonnet hoses – check and renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Valve clearances – check and adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Wiper blades – check and renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Fuel system
Idle speed
3-Series, E30
316 with M10/B18 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 850 ± 50 rpm
316i with M40/B16 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800 ± 40 rpm
318i with M10/B18 engine (manual transmission) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 850 ± 50 rpm
318i with M10/B18 engine (automatic transmission) . . . . . . . . . . . 750 ± 50 rpm
318i with M40/B18 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800 ± 40 rpm
320i with M20/B20 engine (L-Jetronic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800 ± 50 rpm
320i with M20/B20 engine (Motronic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760 ± 40 rpm
325i with M20/B25 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760 ± 40 rpm
5-Series, E28 (old-shape)
518 and 518i with M10/B18 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800 ± 50 rpm
All other models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 850 ± 50 rpm
5-Series, E34 (new-shape)
518i with M40/B18 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800 ± 40 rpm
520i with M20/B20M engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760 ± 40 rpm
525i with M20/B25M engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760 ± 40 rpm
530i with M30/B30M engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800 ± 50 rpm
535i with M30/B35M engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 850 ± 50 rpm
CO at 3000 rpm
3-Series, E30
316 with M10/B18 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 to 1.0
316i and 318i with M40/B16 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.7 ± 0.5
318i with M10/B18 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0 maximum
320i with M20/B20 engine (L-Jetronic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0 ± 0.5
320i with M20/B20 engine (Motronic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.7 ± 0.5
325i with M20/B25 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0 ± 0.5
5-Series, E28 (old-shape)
518 and 518i with M10/B18 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0 maximum
525i with M30/B25 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0 ± 0.5
528i with M30/B28 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5 maximum
535i with M30/B34 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.3 to 1.5
M535i with M30/B34 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.3 to 1.5
5-Series, E34 (new-shape)
All models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.7 ± 0.5
Air filter element
M10 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion W155 (round) or U504 (square)
M20 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion U504 or U527
M30 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion U504 or U527
M40 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion U527
Fuel filter (all fuel injection engines) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion L206
Ignition system
Spark plug type
M10, M20 and M30 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion N9YCC
M40 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion C9YCC
Spark plug gap* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.8 mm
Spark plug (HT) leads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion type not available
* The spark plug gap quoted is that recommended by Champion for their specified plugs listed above. If spark plugs of any other type are to be
fitted, refer to their manufacturers spark plug gap recommendations.
Brakes
Disc brake pad thickness (minimum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 mm
Drum brake shoe lining thickness (minimum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 mm
Wiper blades
Windscreen
3-Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion X-5103
3-Series passenger side from 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion X-5103 (20 inch) or Champion X-5303 (21 inch)
5-Series, E28 (old-shape) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion X-4503
5-Series, E34 (new-shape) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion type not available
Tailgate
3-Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion X-4503
5-Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion type not available
Tyre pressures (cold) – bars (psi) Front Rear
3-Series, E30
316 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.9 (28) 2.1 (30)
316i
Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 (29) 2.1 (30)
Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 (29) 2.2 (32)
318i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.8 (26) 1.9 (28)
320i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.9 (28) 2.0 (29)
325i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2 (32) 2.3 (33)
5-Series, E28 (old-shape)
518 and 518i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 (29) 2.0 (29)
525i and 528i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2 (32) 2.2 (32)
535i and M535i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3 (33) 2.5 (36)
5-Series, E34 (new-shape)
518i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 (29) 2.0 (29)
520i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2 (32) 2.1 (30)
525i, 530i and 535i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 (29) 2.3 (33)
Torque wrench settings Nm
Automatic transmission sump bolts
Three-speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 to 9
Four-speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 to 7
Spark plugs
M10 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 to 30
Except M10 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 to 33
Oxygen sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 to 33
Wheel bolts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Lubricants and fluids
Component or system Lubricant type/specification
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multigrade engine oil, viscositySAE 10W/40 to 20W/50, to API SG
Cooling system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ethylene glycol-based antifreeze with corrosion inhibitors
Manual transmission* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gear oil, viscosity SAE 80 to API-GL4, or single-grade mineral-based
engine oil, viscosity SAE 20, 30 or 40 to API-SG
Automatic transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dexron ll type ATF
Final drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BMW-approved hypoid gear oil, viscosity SAE 90**
Brake and clutch hydraulic systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hydraulic brake fluid to SAE J 1703 or DOT 4
Power steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dexron ll type ATF
* E34 520i & 525i with air conditioning, E34 530i & 535i – Dexron II type ATF)
** Only available in bulk; refer to your BMW dealer
Capacities*
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1
Engine oil
M10 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0 litres
M20 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.3 litres
M30 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.8 litres
M40 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0 litres
Cooling system
M10 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.0 litres
M20 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.5 litres
M30 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.0 litres
M40 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.0 litres
Fuel tank
3-Series, E30
Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 litres (early),
64 litres (later)
Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 litres (early),
70 litres (later)
5-Series
E28 (old-shape) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 litres
E34 (new-shape) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 litres
Manual transmission
ZF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 litres
Getrag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0 to 1.5 litres
Automatic transmission (refill)
3-speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 litres
4-speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.0 litres
Final drive capacity (drain and refill)
3-Series, E30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.9 litres
5-Series, E28 (old-shape) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.9 litres
5-Series, E34 (new-shape) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.7 litres
*All capacities approximate
Servicing Specifications
Maintenance schedule
The following maintenance intervals are based on the assumption
that the vehicle owner will be doing the maintenance or service work,
as opposed to having a dealer service department do the work.
Although the time/mileage intervals are loosely based on factory recommendations,
most have been shortened to ensure, for example, that
such items as lubricants and fluids are checked/changed at intervals
that promote maximum engine/driveline service life. Also, subject to
the preference of the individual owner interested in keeping his or her
vehicle in peak condition at all times, and with the vehicles ultimate
resale in mind, many of the maintenance procedures may be
performed more often than recommended in the following schedule.
We encourage such owner initiative.
When the vehicle is new, it should be serviced initially by a factoryauthorised
dealer service department, to protect the factory warranty.
In many cases, the initial maintenance check is done at no cost to the
owner (check with your dealer service department for more
information).
14 Maintenance and servicing
Every 250 miles or weekly, whichever
comes first
m Check the engine oil level (Section 4)
m Check the engine coolant level (Section 4)
m Check the brake fluid level (Section 4)
m Check the clutch fluid level (Section 4)
m Check the washer fluid level (Section 4)
m Check the tyres and tyre pressures (Section 5)
Every 6000 miles or 6 months,
whichever comes first
All items listed above, plus:
m Change the engine oil and oil filter (Section 6)
m Check the power steering fluid level (Section 7)
m Check the tyres, and rotate if necessary (Section 9)
m Check the automatic transmission fluid level
(Section 8)
m Check the underbonnet hoses (Section 10)
m Check/adjust the drivebelts (Section 11)
m Check engine idle speed and CO (Section 12)
Every 12 000 miles or 12 months,
whichever comes first
All items listed above, plus:
m Check/service the battery (Section 13)
m Check the spark plugs (Section 14)
m Check/renew the HT leads, distributor cap and
rotor (Section 15)
m Check/top-up the manual transmission lubricant
(Section 16)
m Check the differential oil level (Section 17)
m Check the valve clearances, and adjust if
necessary – does not apply to M40 engines
(Section 18)
m Check and lubricate the throttle linkage (Section 19)
m Renew the air filter (Section 20)
m Check the fuel system (Section 21)
m Inspect the cooling system (Section 22)
m Inspect the exhaust system (Section 23)
m Inspect the steering and suspension components
(Section 24)
m Check the driveshaft gaiter(s) (Section 25)
m Inspect the brakes (Section 26)
m Inspect/renew the windscreen wiper blades
(Section 27)
Every 24 000 miles or 2 years,
whichever comes first
All items listed above plus:
m Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter
(Section 28)
m Drain, flush and refill the cooling system (Section 29)
m Renew the spark plugs (Section 14)
m Check/renew the spark plug HT leads (Section 15)
m Renew the fuel filter (Section 30)
m Change the manual transmission lubricant (Section 31)
m Change the differential oil (Section 32)
m Check the evaporative emissions system, where
applicable (Section 33)
m Reset the service indicator lights (Section 34)
m Renew brake fluid by bleeding (see Chapter 9)
m Check the handbrake operation (see Chapter 9)
Every 60 000 miles
m Renew the timing belt (Section 35)
15
Underbonnet view (left-hand side) of a
UK model 318i (1988)
1 Radiator
2 Intake manifold
3 Idle control valve
4 Accelerator cable
5 Diagnostic/service indicator resetting
socket
6 Fuse/relay box
7 Brake hydraulic fluid reservoir
8 Airflow meter
9 Air cleaner unit
10 Radiator filler cap
11 Radiator top hose
12 Oil filter housing
Underbonnet view (right-hand side) of a
UK model 318i (1988)
1 Oil filler cap
2 Valve cover
3 Engine oil filler dipstick
4 Viscous cooling fan
5 Distributor cap cover
6 Bottom hose
7 Windscreen washer fluid reservoir
8 Ignition coil
9 Clutch hydraulic fluid reservoir
10 Battery
1
Maintenance and Servicing
1 Radiator
2 Engine oil drain plug
3 Front suspension control arm (left-hand
side)
4 Front anti-roll bar
5 Clutch slave cylinder
6 Transmission
7 Exhaust downpipe
8 Front suspension control arm (right-hand
side)
Typical rear underside components
1 Exhaust system
2 Differential fill/check plug
3 Driveshaft boot
4 Fuel tank filler tube
5 Differential drain plug
6 Rear brake
7 Rear shock absorber
Pistons and piston rings
Piston diameter (standard)
M10 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88.97 mm
M20 engines
B20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.98 mm
B25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83.98 mm
M30 engines
B30M
Alcan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88.970 mm
KS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88.980 mm
B35M
Alcan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91.972 mm
Mahle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91.980 mm
M40 engines
Factory stage 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83.985 mm
Factory stage 00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84.065 mm
Piston-to-cylinder wall clearance
New
M10 and M30 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.02 to 0.05 mm
M20 and M40 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.01 to 0.04 mm
Service limit
Except B25 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.15 mm
B25 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.12 mm
Piston ring end gap
M10 engine
Top compression ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.30 to 0.70 mm
Second compression ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.20 to 0.40 mm
Oil ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.25 to 0.50 mm
M20 engine
All rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.20 to 0.50 mm
M30 engine
Top compression ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.20 to 0.45 mm
Second compression ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.40 to 0.65 mm
Oil ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.30 to 0.60 mm
M40 engine
Top compression ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.20 to 1.00 mm
Second compression ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.20 to 1.00 mm
Oil ring
B16 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.20 to 1.00 mm
B18 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.40 to 1.40 mm
Piston ring side clearance
M10 engine
Top compression ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.06 to 0.09 mm
Second compression ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.03 to 0.072 mm
Oil ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.02 to 0.06 mm
M20 engine
Top compression ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.04 to 0.08 mm
Second compression ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.03 to 0.07 mm
Oil ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.02 to 0.05 mm
M30 engine
Top compression ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.04 to 0.072 mm
Second compression ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.03 to 0.062 mm
Oil ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.02 to 0.055 mm
M40 engine
Top compression ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.02 to 0.20 mm
Second compression ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.02 to 0.10 mm
Oil ring
B16 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.02 to 0.10 mm
B18 engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Not measured
Torque wrench settings Nm
Main bearing cap-to-engine block bolts*
M10, M20 and M30 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
M40 engines
Stage 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Stage 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angle-tighten an additional 50°
General engine overhaul procedures 2B3
2B
Torque wrench settings (continued) Nm
Connecting rod cap bolts/nuts
M10 and M30 engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
M20 and M40 engines
Stage 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Stage 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angle-tighten an additional 70°
Camshaft bearing caps (M40 engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Intermediate shaft sprocket-to-shaft bolt (M20 engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Oil supply tube bolt(s)
M6 (normal) and M8 (banjo) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
M5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
* BMW recommend that the main bearing bolts are renewed as a matter of course

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