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BMW 3 Series (E36)
Service Manual:
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995,
1996, 1997, 1998

M3, 318i, 323i, 325i, 328i,
Sedan, Coupe and Convertible

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.
760 pages
926 photos, illustrations, and diagrams
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-1709-1
Price: $119.95

BMW Repair Manual: 3 Series (E36): 1992-1998

The BMW 3 Series (E36) Service Manual: 1992-1998 is a comprehensive, single source of service information and specifications specifically for E36 platform BMW 3 Series models from 1992 to 1998.

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.

E36 models and engines covered in this BMW repair manual:

  • 318i/is/iC
    (M42 - 1.8 liter engine)
    (M44 - 1.9 liter engine, OBD II)
  • 323is/iC
    (M52 - 2.5 liter engine, OBD II)
  • 325i/is/iC
    (M50 - 2.5 liter engine)
  • 328i/is/iC
    (M52 - 2.8 liter engine, OBDII)
  • M3
    (S50US - 3.0 liter engine)
    (S52US - 3.2 liter engine, OBD II)

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

Technical features:

  • 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.

Additional technical content

For additional technical content for the 1992 through 1998 BMW 3 Series models, visit our online technical library by clicking below.

Online Technical Library
BMW 3 Series MY 1992 - 1998 (E36)

Publishing note: Prior to April 2012, this book was published in a softcover edition (ISBN 978-0-8376-0326-1)

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BMW M3 (E36) Sedan 1997
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020 Maintenance Program
See how to perform routine maintenance procedures, such as checking brake pad thickness.
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117 Camshaft Timing Chain
Engine and cylinder head service, including VANOS timing chain setup and adjustment.
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541 Convertible Top
Troubleshooting and repair of body components with helpful illustrations and step by step instruction.
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Electrical Wiring Diagrams
Comprehensive section of electrical wiring diagrams for the E36 platform models
BMW 3 Series(E36) 1992-1998 Manual
BMW 3 Series(E36) 1992-1998 Manual
Wholesale Case Quantity: 5
BSIN: B398
ISBN: 0-8376-1709-X (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1709-1 (ISBN-13)
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