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  1. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Trying to find the best balance of reliability and performance/affordability (MPG, insurance bracket, road tax, etc) E90s from around 2005-12 seem to be it. Diesel seems to be it. An M-type (not M-type) engine seems to be it. So the only question is this: is the six cylinder M57 largely more...
  2. General BMW Discussions
    I have an e90 320d that’s bent a con rod due to turbo failure it’s an m47 engine but not sure if it’s an m47n2 or m47d20 iam just wondering will any m47 con rods fit or even will any m47 engine fit the car thanks for any help provided. Daniel
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As per the title - selling my e46 and i have a couple of buyers (potentially the same person) claiming the timing chain needs to be done in these every 90k miles? Is this true?? I’ve had 2 previous to this one that never had the timing chain replaced and both surpassed 200k miles with ease. Im...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    Hello my fellow BMW DIYers! After scanning the internet and not being able to find one single video that shows the EXACT step by step removal process of the turbocharger placed in the M47 Engine (found in the E90, E91 and E87), I decided to get to work and present you with this video. There is...
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, Was wondering if you good people can help diagnose my car. 520d, 2006 93k mileage. For the last 2 weeks I've noticed a strange noise coming from the engine bay when idle. The noise is best described as the sort of noise you'd expect a loose pulley to make. The noise is intermittent...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, can anyone help. My wife's 2002 320d Compact has swallowed its swirl flaps, things I have been meaning to replace for years, and written off the engine. I have replaced the engine with a second-hand one from the local recycler and all's gone well except for the turbo. The original turbo was...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, can anyone help. My wife's 2002 320d Compact has swallowed its swirl flaps, things I have been meaning to replace for years, and written off the engine. I have replaced the engine with a second-hand one from the local recycler and all's gone well except for the turbo. The original turbo was...
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