Last night I picked up my first BMW it's an E46 320d SE (2001). It quite high milage but it's going to be my commuter doing about 80 miles a day. It's got a few little niggles but nothing that concerns me.
The central locking doesn't work but I'm going to send the body module (GM5) away for repair which should fix that.
The exhaust vibrates against the body sometimes at tickover, I should be able to adjust that out or put some sort of rubber damper in place.
I'm going to give it a full service including coolant and brake fluid so I have a start point for my service schedules.
Anybody know of potential weak spots for this motor please could you advise me because I went to the school of preventative maintenance is god.
I don't think it has swirl valves as it the 136bhp engine but again please advise me if I'm wrong.
I look forward to some fun lighthearted banter and draining the knowledge from the forum gurus.