BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Danger of poisoning if oil is ingested/absorbed through the skin

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Suspension / Electronic chassis alignment / Danger of poisoning if oil is ingested/absorbed through the skin

Danger of poisoning! Ingesting oil or absorbing through the skin may cause poisoning!

Possible symptoms are:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach aches
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Cramps/fits
  • Unconsciousness

Protective measures/rules of conduct:

  • Pour oil only into appropriately marked containers
  • Do not pour oil into drinking vessels (drinks bottles, glasses, cups or mugs)
  • Observe country-specific safety regulations

First aid measures:

  • Do not induce vomiting.

    If the person affected is still conscious, he/she must rinse out their mouth with water, drink plenty of water and consult a doctor immediately.

    If the person affected is unconscious, do not administer anything by mouth, place the person in the recovery position and seek immediate medical attention.

FRONT AXLE + STEERING: WHEEL ALIGNMENT CHECK MUST BE CARRIED OUT AFTER THE FOLLOWING WORK

Suspension

A WHEEL ALIGNMENT CHECK must be carried out after the following work:

Release the following screw connections:

  • Steering box to front axle support
  • Lower wishbone to front axle support
  • Track rod end to track rod

Replace the following components:

  • Steering box (1)
  • Front axle support (2)
  • Wishbone, bottom (3)
  • Swivel bearing (4)
  • Track rod end (5)
  • Track rod (6)

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