Kit Contents
Description
Pcs
Shock absorber
2
Dust boot
2
Spring
2
Lock nut M14
2
Washer
2
Spacer
2
Used for both front and rear:
C-spanner 1
1
C-spanner 2
1
Öhlins sticker
1
Öhlins Owner’s manual
1
Parts needed from BMW:
31 33 22 29 165
Top mount, left
2
31 33 22 29 166
Top mount, right
2
31 33 22 29 427
Washer
2
31 33 10 90 612
Bearing
2
31 33 10 91 233
Rubber seat
2
11 Note!
11 Note!
11 Note!
⚠⚠ Warning!
Please note that there can be small differences
between your product and the images in
these instructions.
Please note that during storage and transport,
especially at high ambient temperature, some
of the oil and grease used for assembly may
leak and stain the packaging. This will not cause
damage to the product, wipe off the excessive
oil or grease with a cloth.
Before you install this product, check the kit
contents. If anything is missing, please contact
an Öhlins dealer.
Before you install this product, read the Öhlins
Owner’s manual. This product is an important
part of the vehicle and the vehicle stability.
Shock Absorber Kit for BMW 3-series (E46)
BMZ MI35
Mounting Instructions
front
MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS
⚠⚠ Warning!
We strongly recommend to let an Öhlins dealer
install this product.
5
⚠⚠ Warning!
If you work with a lifted vehicle, make sure that it
is safely supported to prevent it from tipping over.
1
Raise the vehicle and put it on jack stands.
Ensure that it is securely supported.
2
Remove the front wheels.
6
3
Loosen the bolts for the lower strut
attachments.
Support the wheel hubs in an appropriate way
on each side of the vehicle so that the brake
hoses can not be damaged.
4
Loosen the upper attachments. Remove the
7
original struts from the car.
8
Lock nut M14
Washer
31 33 22 29 427*
5
Cut the dust boot 62 mm from the lower end
Bearing
31 33 10 90 612*
with a pair of scissors according to the figure.
6
Strut
Before you install the top mount on the damper,
Lower
spring
seat
remove the guide screw on the top mounts
(BMW part no 31 33 22 29 165 and 31 33 22
29 166).
Lock
ring
7
Tighten the lower spring seat and the lock
Rubber seat
31 33 10 91 233*
Washer
Spring
ring to 50 - 60 Nm.
Install the dust boot, the spring, the washer,
BMW bearing, BMW rubber seat. The
Dust boot
BMW top mount, the BMW washer, and
the lock nut M14 to the strut according to the
figure. Tighten the lock nut to 35 - 40 Nm.
8
Install the Öhlins McPherson struts on the
Spacer
vehicle according to the figure.
Fit the stabilizer link.
2
MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS
9
Fasten the upper attachments.
When you tighten the top mount nut , hold the
shock absorber shaft in place with a 6 mm
Allen key.
10
Raise the wheel hub with a jack to remove the
freeplay of the lower strut attachment bolts
before tightening them.
11 Note!
Make sure that all bolts are tightened to the
correct torque and that nothing fouls or restricts
movement of the strut when it is being fully
compressed or extended. Test this over the
whole steering range from lock to lock.
11
Make sure that all removed parts are
reinstalled in the same way as they were
before the installation of the Öhlins shock
absorber.
3
ADJUSTMENTS
⚠⚠ Warning!
5
186
(spring preload 14 mm)
Before you ride/drive, always make sure that the
setup is according to the recommended setup
data. Read about adjustments and setting up
in the Öhlins Owner’s Manual before you make
any adjustments. Contact an Öhlins dealer if
you have any questions about setting up.
SETUP DATA
Rebound setting
0-7
clicks
Winding road
5-10
clicks
Street
10-20
clicks
14
mm
Spring preload
Shock absorber length 526
mm
Spring
preload
adjuster
526
Track
Spring
292
Spec H200, ID65_103, 70 N/mm
Actual vehicle height
With both the preload and height adjustments
in their standard positions, the vehicle is
lowered approximately 20mm lower compared
to the M-Sport chassis. As the height adjuster
is turned one rotation, the position moves 1.5
mm.
⚠⚠ Warning!
The adjustment range = the standard position -25 to +5 mm.
Öhlins products are subject to
continuous improvement and
development, therefore, although
these instructions include the most
up-to-date information available at
the time of printing, minor updates
may occur.
© Öhlins Racing AB. All rights
reserved. Any reprinting or
unauthorized use without the written
permission of Öhlins Racing AB
is prohibited.
Rebound adjuster
To find the latest information
contact an Öhlins distributor.
Please contact Öhlins if you have
any questions regarding the
contents in this document.
Öhlins Racing AB
Box 722
S-194 27 Upplands Väsby, Sweden
Phone +46 8 590 025 00
fax +46 8 590 025 80
Part no. MI_BMZMI35_front_0
Issued 2014-09-24
Kit Contents
Description
Pcs
Shock absorber
2
Spacer
2
Lock nut M10
2
Screw (M4)
2
Handle
2
Control wire
2
Allen key
1
Bushing spacer
2
Dust boot
2
Spring
2
Spring preload adjuster
2
Rubber seat
4
Upper plastic seat
2
Lower plastic seat
2
Mounted on shock absorber
Adjuster
2
Used for both front and rear
C-spanner 1
1
C-spanner 2
1
Öhlins sticker
1
Öhlins Owner’s manual
1
11 Note!
11 Note!
11 Note!
⚠⚠ Warning!
Please note that there can be small differences
between your product and the images in
these instructions.
Please note that during storage and transport,
especially at high ambient temperature, some
of the oil and grease used for assembly may
leak and stain the packaging. This will not cause
damage to the product, wipe off the excessive
oil or grease with a cloth.
Before you install this product, check the kit
contents. If anything is missing, please contact
an Öhlins dealer.
Before you install this product, read the Öhlins
Owner’s manual. This product is an important
part of the vehicle and the vehicle stability.
Shock Absorber Kit for BMW 3-series (46)
BMZ MI35
Mounting Instructions
rear
MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS
⚠⚠ Warning!
We strongly recommend to let an Öhlins dealer
install this product.
5
6
✋✋ Caution!
⚠⚠ Warning!
Never remove the plastic
spacers. If it is removed,
bottoming can occur.
If you work with a lifted vehicle, make sure that it
is safely supported to prevent it from tipping over.
Screw M4
1
Handle
Raise the vehicle and put it on jack stands.
2
Control wire
Remove the rear wheels.
3
Bump
stop
Remove the lower and the upper attachments
Rebound
adjuster
and remove the original shock absorbers.
Lock nut M10
4
Original
washer
Remove the spring.
Shock
absorber
5
Set the spring seat of the spring preload
Original top
mount
adjuster to the position according to the figure .
6
Original
washer
Spacer
Lock
ring
Install the Öhlins spring and the spring
preload adjuster on the vehicle according to
Dust boot
the figure.
7
Cut the dust boot 32 mm from the lower end
Under
bracket
with a pair of scissors according to the figure.
11 Note!
Bushing spacer. Fit the
spacers into the bushing.
7
6
MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS
8
Install the bushing spacers, the dust boot, the
8
spacer, the original washer, the original
topmount, the original washer, the lock nut
and the adjuster according to the figure.
Body
Tighten the lock nut to 30 Nm.
Rubber seat
11 Note!
Upper plastic
seat
When you tighten the lock nut, hold the shock
absorber shaft in place with a 5 mm Allen key.
9
Install the Öhlins shock absorbers on the
vehicle.
Spring
10
Make sure that all removed parts are
Lower plastic
seat
reinstalled in the same way as they were
before the installation of the Öhlins shock
Lock ring
absorber.
11 Note!
Make sure that all bolts are tightened to the
correct torque and that nothing fouls or restricts
movement of the shock absorber when it is
being fully compressed or extended.
Spring preload
adjuster
Rubber seat
11
Lower arm
Sub-assemble the wire.
(Fasten the handle by tightening the M4
screw.) As shown in fig 5, insert the wire
through the Ø10 hole made in the
side panel, see figure 11, and run it inside the
11
panel.
Insert the top end of the wire into the adjuster
Left side
and fasten it with the supplied Allen key.
Make a Ø10 hole in the
side panel i the shown
position and pass the
control wire through it.
Ø10 mm hole
Right side 䊻
Ø10 mm hole
7
ADJUSTMENTS
5
⚠⚠ Warning!
540
SETUP DATA
Rebound setting
Track
0-7
clicks
Winding road
5-10
clicks
Street
10-20 clicks
Spring preload adjuster height
30
mm
Shock absorber length
540
mm
218
Before you ride/drive, always make sure that the
setup is according to the recommended setup
data. Read about adjustments and setting up
in the Öhlins Owner’s Manual before you make
any adjustments. Contact an Öhlins dealer if you
have any questions about setting up.
Length
adjuster
30
Spring
Spec H130, ID52-65, 110 N/mm
Spring
preload
adjuster
Actual vehicle height
With both the preload and height adjustments
in their standard positions, the vehicle is
lowered approximately 15 mm compared to
the M-Sport chassis. As the height adjuster
is turned one rotation, the position moves 1.5
mm.
⚠⚠ Warning!
The adjustment range = the standard position -25 to +10 mm.
Öhlins products are subject to
continuous improvement and
development, therefore, although
these instructions include the most
up-to-date information available at
the time of printing, minor updates
may occur.
© Öhlins Racing AB. All rights
reserved. Any reprinting or
unauthorized use without the written
permission of Öhlins Racing AB
is prohibited.
To find the latest information
contact an Öhlins distributor.
Please contact Öhlins if you have
any questions regarding the
contents in this document.
Öhlins Racing AB
Box 722
S-194 27 Upplands Väsby, Sweden
Phone +46 8 590 025 00
fax +46 8 590 025 80
Part no. MI_BMZMI35_rear_0
Issued 2014-09-24
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