BMW 7_ the E38 series from 1994 to 2002
1. Introduction
1.1. About this Management
1.2. BMW E38 cars - the summary
1.3. Identification numbers of the car
1.4. Acquisition of spare parts
1.5. Technology of service, tool and workplace equipment
1.6. Poddomkrachivaniye / posting and emergency transportation of the car
1.7. Engine start from the auxiliary power supply
1.8. Automobile himikaliya, oils and greasings
1.9. Diagnostics of malfunctions
2. Governing bodies and operation receptions
3. Settings and routine maintenance of the car
4. Engine
5. Systems of cooling of the engine, heating, ventilation and air conditioning
6. A power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
7. Systems of electric equipment of the engine
8. Manual box of gear shifting and coupling
9. Automatic transmission
10. Kardanny and power shafts, reducer, differential and stupichny assemblies
11. Brake system
12. Suspension bracket and steering
13. Body
14. Onboard electric equipment
15. Electric equipment schemes



1.3. Identification numbers of the car

Process of continuous improvement of let-out production is a distinctive feature of any line production. Thus, except for cases of large constructive changes of models descending from the conveyor, results of process of updating in the operation manual on the car are not shined. However the manufacturer makes out number lists of let-out spare parts in view of what special value upon purchase of the last is gained by information coded in identification numbers of the car. Ordering a detail, try to provide to the seller fuller information on the car. Surely report the model name, year of release, and also number of a body and the power unit.

Arrangement of identification numbers of the car

1 Factory such as the car
2 chassis (VIN) Number

3 engine Number
4-Schild with a color code

On factory such as the car the model and number of a series of the car, full weight, the maximum admissible weight and loads of forward and back axes of the car are specified.

The number VIN consists of 17 symbols, its interpretation is given below on an example:


  1. Country manufacturer: W-Germany; 4, 5 - the USA;
  2. manufacturing company: B-BMW Germany; U-BMW USA
  3. Car type: A, S - passenger; X - universal;
  4. Model range: G-735iL, 740i, 740iL, 745i, 745iL, 750i, 760iL;
  5. Model: F-740i (1995 ? 1998); G-740i (1999 ? 2001); H-740iL (1999 ? 2001); J-740iL (1995 ? 1998);
  6. Body type: 2-750iL; 4-740i, 740iL
  7. Car type: 3, 4, 7 - passenger;
  8. Safety systems:
    0-seat belts;
    1-Belts and safety cushion of the driver;
    2, 3 - belts and safety cushions of the driver and the forward passenger;
    4-belts and additional safety cushions of the driver and forward passenger;
  9. Control VIN symbol
  10. Year of release: R-1994, S - 1995, T - 1996, V - 1997: Y-2000, 1-2001, 2-2002;
  11. Plant: A, F, K - Munich (Germany); B, C, D, G - Dingolfing (Germany); E, J, P - Regensburg (Germany); L-Greer (South California, USA); N-Pretoria (South Africa);
  12. 17 Serial number of the car.

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