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    hey guys, im new to this still trying to get my head around the forum, im picking up my new bmw 320d m sport later on this week, quite excited about it!

    ive been reading a few reviews on the net regarding turbo failure, some reviews say the problem only occurs with models prior to 2003, my models 2004/53 plate. did they resolve this common problem before 2004. many thanks.
     
     

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    Hi and Welcome to the forums scotty88

    Be sure to post pics of your new ride once you've collected it
    and check out Tefal's sticky on the BMW E46 Diesel Engine for preventative maintenance tips

    Theres also several great pictorial guides that deal with the preventative maintenance 320d by forum member L16YD L

    Swirl Flap removal...http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...cement-t15571/
    Oil Breather and Separator....http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...0td-or-t15944/
    Cleaning EGR Valve...http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...d-320d-t15943/
    Servicing your E46 320d....http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...r-320d-t15391/

     
     

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    thanks for that, i was really looking forward to getting the car but after reading reviews regarding turbo failure and mine being a 53 plate its put the spooks up me a bit. fingers crossed il be ok
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty88 View Post
    thanks for that, i was really looking forward to getting the car but after reading reviews regarding turbo failure and mine being a 53 plate its put the spooks up me a bit. fingers crossed il be ok
    Nobody posts in any forum saying their turbo is running ok, btw mines a '53 and its running ok lol!

    Simply change the oil breather and separator (£45) then regular oil changes coupled with allowing the oil to warm up before nailing it
    and allow the turbo to cool down after a good hard run will help keep the turbo in good condition.

    Turbos are a consumable item so they will and do fail and its not just BMW's, but your car and ultimately your call
     
     

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    thanks for the warm welcome guys. ye i suppose your right no ones gonna randomly right theyre turbos working well lol, whats the mileage on yours? is the main dealers the best place to get them parts from...or r they rip off prices there?
     
     

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    hello and welcome
     
     

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    heres some pics ;-)
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    ohh looks nice
     
     

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    thanks mate, moved from a type r, lookin forward to a comfier ride and more mpg lol
     
     

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