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Nellybobs 01-08-2013 12:23 AM

Advise on 320d sport touring.... Please
 
Hi folks, I'm looking at upgrading the e36 soon and got my heart set on an e46 sport tourer! Now I know from my previous BMW's that there are that many variations and packages available, iv done some research but its endless!
Would anyone here be able to advise me on what to look out for and what to avoid? And also any common mechanical or electrical gremlins I should be looking for?

Cheers

Paul!

330i ZHP 01-08-2013 02:06 AM

most of us are from the US and we dont get the diesel engines

I am guessing the cooling system, maintenance items like brakes, susp, fuel filters, gaskets, etc

The touring is based 100% mechanically on the sedan

Ady794d 01-10-2013 04:06 PM

Swirl flaps

Freddog 01-23-2013 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nellybobs (Post 15040370)
Hi folks, I'm looking at upgrading the e36 soon and got my heart set on an e46 sport tourer! Now I know from my previous BMW's that there are that many variations and packages available, iv done some research but its endless!
Would anyone here be able to advise me on what to look out for and what to avoid? And also any common mechanical or electrical gremlins I should be looking for?

Cheers

Paul!

Stay as faraway as you can from 320d they all have TIMING CHAIN PROUBLUMS ------REPLACEMENT ENGINE CAN COST UP TO 4500 EURO --==5080$ THERE IS SUPPOSED TO BE A RECAULL , BUT B M W DOES NOT WANT TO KNOW; GOG IT AS BMW TIMING CHAINS YOU WILL SEE FOR YOUR SELF, I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A 320D ENGINE FOR 2 WEEKS NO LUCK NOT EVEN FROM E90FENATIC'S ( WOULD YOU STILL LIKE TO JOIN THE BROKEN TIMING CHAIN CLUB IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU 2: ):omg::omg::evil:

Ady794d 01-24-2013 09:41 AM

I've had a 2004 320 cd M sport in the past, no problems whatsoever. I haven't heard of the timing chain snapping from anybody else. Or the BMW specialist I go to is a good friend of mine, he would've advised to stay away if it was that common of a fault. I don't know, but thanks for the caution :) good luck with finding an engine.

Freddog 01-25-2013 01:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Ady794d (Post 15091342)
I've had a 2004 320 cd M sport in the past, no problems whatsoever. I haven't heard of the timing chain snapping from anybody else. Or the BMW specialist I go to is a good friend of mine, he would've advised to stay away if it was that common of a fault. I don't know, but thanks for the caution :) good luck with finding an engine.

The engine in Question was2008year SERIES3 320D N47 ENGIN CODE D20A BMW CHANGED TIMINGCHAIN ASS IN2011 ! FRED

Freddog 01-25-2013 01:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ady794d (Post 15091342)
I've had a 2004 320 cd M sport in the past, no problems whatsoever. I haven't heard of the timing chain snapping from anybody else. Or the BMW specialist I go to is a good friend of mine, he would've advised to stay away if it was that common of a fault. I don't know, but thanks for the caution :) good luck with finding an engine.

The engine in Question was2008year SERIES3 320D N47 ENGIN CODE D20A BMW CHANGED TIMINGCHAIN ASS IN2011 ! FRED DIESLE ENGINE-------------?RF

Freddog 01-26-2013 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by freddog (Post 15094317)
The engine in Question was2008year SERIES3 320D N47 ENGIN CODE D20A BMW CHANGED TIMINGCHAIN ASS IN2011 ! FRED DIESLE ENGINE-------------?RF

Hi I just got my car into the shop yesterday for an engine rebuild ,

Freddog 01-26-2013 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by freddog (Post 15094317)
The engine in Question was2008year SERIES3 320D N47 ENGIN CODE D20A BMW CHANGED TIMINGCHAIN ASS IN2011 ! FRED DIESLE ENGINE-------------?RF

Hi I just got my car into the shop yesterday evening for an engine rebuild .:thumbup:

ginge88 10-19-2013 05:51 PM

Swirl flaps, i've heard of a few turbo related issues with the m47n engines aswell as the crank case breather which should have been replaced with a vortex breather. other than that, go buy 1, fantastic cars, love mine! If i were you i'd go for the m47n engine which was brought in late 2002 iirc, power was increased from 136 to 150bhp with this engine, which made a massive difference (when i was looking to buy 1) aswell as go for the 6spd gearbox if you can.


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