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  1. New to this - 2001 E46 330d - few hints please! 
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    Hi - this is my first outing to a forum, recently purchased a 330d, looking for common problems, servicing and repiar hints, dealing with the odd wobble it has, and whether I made a huge mistake buying it!
    Thanks, I know thats a lot, any pointers would be more than welcome!
    Thanks chaps
    Nick
     
     

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    Welcome to the forum... have a look through the E46 Technical section and you'll hopefully find some help

    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f18/
     
     

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    Hello welcome

    Good choice of car

    Secondly good choice of car the manual version of yours and mine 330d (the 184bhp 2926cc) is not fitted with swirl flaps which if you google swirl flap failure is nasty! So not to worry as there not there!

    The crank case breather is probably the most important thing for you to check/replace. Bit of reading on why here http://essexturbos.co.uk/EssexTurbo-BMW.pdf

    Edit; this is the BMW part number of the upgraded vortex oil separator/crank case breather 12.7.799.225

    Change the oil often and it should serve you well
    Last edited by Xmak 330d; 14-03-2011 at 23:25. Reason: Added part number
     
     

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    Hi and welcome to Bimmerforums UK, it's good to have you on board.
     
     

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