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    Hi,
    I'm new to this so please bear with me! I am looking to buy a 330d touring, around 2002-2004 model. I have heard horror stories regarding swirl flaps, egr valves etc and would really appreciate some advice. I do not have a clue when it comes to mechanics so laymans terms only would be appreciated. My main question is; should I be wary of the 330d ? If I bought one could I get these potential issues fixed before they become a problem? Any advise would be very well received.
     
     

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    1st, Welcome to the forum.

    As for the 330d and issues, as long as its got good service history and looks as good as the seller discribes it then your on to a winner. There are lots out there witch is a bonus.

    Issues, swirl flaps, if they havent been done then yes, its an idea to remove them sooner then later,
    EGR Valve, rather then removing it for a by pass valve, give it a good clean and fit it back on, there have been some known problems after replacing this and it can bring up faults.

    Check for warped discs, and if the discs are old then your looking at new discs/pads all round, Servicing i/e oil / filters etc are easy to do and gear box and diff fluids can be changed with ease as well, go for a manual and not auto, and if its not had a remap then look at that as well.

    if the oil and filter are changed regular and the crank case breather as well the car will go on and on.

    The 330d is a decent enough car and if looked after the engines will run well in to the 250-330k miles brackit


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    [QUOTE=ragtop steve;1054007]1st, Welcome to the forum.
    Hi,

    Thanks for the welcome and the very good advice, could I ask why the manual and not auto - is this just a preference or does the auto have gremlins all of its own??
     
     

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