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BMW E36 M3 (3201ccm) 1996-2000


Service Repair Manual

Year1996-2000
Engine codeS50B32
Engine size3201ccm
Power236kw
Idle speed730-830rpm
Compression11.0-12.0bar
Fuel systemSiemens MS S50
Firing order1-5-3-6-2-4
Spark plugBosch Y5DDC
Electrode gap0.8mm
CO0.5%
CO214.5-16.0%
HC100ppm
O20.1-0.5%
CO content at increased idle speed0.3%
Increased idle speed for CO test2500-3000rpm
Lambda0.97-1.03
Radiator cap1.8-2.1bar
Thermostat opens80℃
Ventilator turn on92℃
Battery65Ah
Alternator105A
Cylinder head tightening sequence
BMW 6 pistons Cylinder head tightening sequence
Cylinder head tightening torque 130Nm
Cylinder head tightening torque 290°
Cylinder head tightening torque 390°
Spark plug Tightening torque30Nm
Engine oil with filter5.5l
Cooling system10.75l
Gearbox oil 1.9l
Differential1.3l
Engine oil gradeAPI SH / SJ SAE 5W-30
API SH / SJ SAE 15W-40
Gearbox oil gradeOrange label = ATF Dexron II D
Green label = Synthetic Mobil SCH630(BM) part No. 81-22-9-407-305
Yellow label = MTF-LT-1 / MTF-LT-2
No label = API GL-4 SAE 80
Differential oilBMW SAF-XO
BMW SAF-XLS
Brake fluidDOT4
Wheel info eng
Tire dimension (x/y R z)Front: 225/45 R17
Rear: 245/40 R17
Front wheel presure2.3bar
Rear wheel presure2.4bar
Wheel bolt tightening torque (B)90-110Nm
Front hub tightening torque (H)290Nm
Rear hub tightening torque (H)300Nm
Brakes info
Minimal front brake disk thickness (R)26.4mm
Minimal rear brake disk thickness (R)18.4mm
Minimal front pad thickness (P)3.0mm
Minimal rear pad thickness (P)3.0mm


Manufacturer

BMW

Model

E36

Type

M3

Year

1996-2000

Engine code

S50B32

Engine size

3201ccm

Power

236kw


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