New to BMW and the forum. Ive got a history of modified cars and this is my first standard car!
I did have a 330d touring but didnt have it long, I now have a 320d SE 150bhp but came with M sport wheels, bumpers etc which is a bonus.
All I plan on doing is fixing BMWs mistakes, replacing any broken/ old bits, help the engine run better, remap and service it until it gives up life.
I plan on doing a few engine mods before the remap; EGR delete, decat (maybe both), vortex filter to replace loo roll, front mount intercooler and swirl flaps are all ready out. Is there anything else that i would benefit from changing before the map?
Before i do anything i need to get it running properly, so far im not enjoying the car like i should. Maybe you guys can shed some light on some of my problems...
. The car feels down on power, you put your foot flat and there is a huge delay on any power (in all gears) the power seems to go up and down without me touching the pedal?
. There is a ticking noise when driving that gets faster/ louder under load, inside with windows up it comes from behind the steering wheel area, with the windows down it sounds loud and rattles. I have a feeling this could be an injector problem, however the mpg seems okay to my knowledge?
. The clutch feels very juddery and the car makes a horrible loud rattle if your in a slightly higher gear for the speed if that makes sense. For example most cars you can pull away in 2nd gear or even 3rd, this car struggles in 1st! so when driving up to roundabouts i have to stop completely and put it in 1st as if i put it into 2nd it wouldn't have any of it!
. And finally a new one, the boot window that opens separately to the boot opens whenever it fancies!? Even on the M25 in pissing rain and wind which was great fun! is this the button on the key getting stuck? or another common BMW problem? Oh and the rear window heater doesn't work either!
Sorry to bombard with negativity, I just want to get it all sorted and running right so i can actually enjoy it!