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  1. Is it worth removing my swirl flaps?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey, So i recently opened up the air intake on my e46 to check to see if the swirl flaps had been removed or not. To my surprised they are still in place after 150,000 miles. Now if they have lasted all that time, are they worth removing? They seem to be jammed in the open position, is it...
  2. Shocked!! swirl flaps

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    While waiting for a cheap pizza to cook in the oven I decided as it was dark and fairly cold to have a bash at fitting some swirl flap blankers on the bus tonight(e61 520d). once the manifold was off and on the breakfast bar,(in the light),whilst eating said pizza I was amazed at the poor...
  3. e46 compact 320 sport - Swirl Flap Failure! Help...options?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Hope you can help with this one Bought a Compact 320d Sport last year and love the car Less than 100k Well maintained, and very comfortable to drive On Bank Holiday Monday loss of power going up a hill tickled it back home. It was making a lot of engine noise Got it to the local BMW...
  4. Regarding E46 Swirl Flaps.

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi, I have a 2004 320d E46 im trying to find out which deletes I need for the swirl flaps im assuming as its a 2ltr it would be the 22mm not the 33mm. I have read through this guide but I am still unsure: http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f91/e46-320td-320d-swirl-flap-replacement-t15571/...
  5. E60 520d Swirl flap options?

    General BMW Discussions
    I've just got myself an E60 520d (pre LCI) with the M47 engine. I understand the swirl flaps are a bit of a problem, so am looking at blanking them. Is it worth getting "genuine" PWM blanking plates and gaskets, or are the Kienau ones off eBay decent? My other thought was, is there anywhere...
  6. Swirl Flaps Fell in - Advice Needed please... (Pic Heavy)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys I'm a new forum user with a 2004 E46 320D ES Touring with the M47TU2 engine. I had never even heard of Swirl Flaps until about a week ago when my car started to make a horrible 'metallic' sound. It sounded like it was coming from the top of the engine, but I couldn't pinpoint exactly...
  7. BMW 330d E46 Swirl Flap size?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, I own BMW 330d Touring planning to replace Swirl Flap's with blanks, been researching lot over web trying to find out correct size for my car, problem I am facing its not conclusive the size seems to vary between 22mm and 32mm for the 330d. From reading forums recommended way to detect...
  8. service, egr delete and swirl flapps questions - 2004 e46 320cd. manual

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys. I'm new to this forum so hopefully this is in the right section. I have read posts on here and other forums for hours but still have some questions. I have just bought my first diesel. A manual 2004 320cd with 90k miles. I'm looking to give it a decent service as it has service history...
  9. 2007 E60 530d LCI swirl flaps

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I have a 2007 530d msport sports auto LCI first registered in September 2007 do i need to worry about swirl flaps or were they sorted by then. cheers
  10. 2003 E46 320d - Swirl flap removal, down on power

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I removed my swirl flaps and cleaned out my intake manifold yesterday (thread - http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f18/2003-e46-320d-swirl-flap-removal-intake-cleaning-t277393/#post1838737), and after putting everything back together the car started beautifully. Before it sometimes seemed to...
  11. swirl flaps

    BFuk Open Topic
    Hi. Is there a way to check if my e39 525d have swirl flaps removed by previous owner without taking everything apart? I just don't want to take inlet manifold off to see thst there are no flaps. Thank you.
  12. 2008 58 e91 lci 320d 177 remap intermittent limp mode/power loss

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, i'm having an issue with my e91 320d 177. I decided to get a remap recently and when i got the car back i instantly noticed the difference lots more torque but on the way home the car seemed to go back to standard power (no lights on the dash) I turned the car off and went for another drive...
  13. BMW diesel engine "SWIRL FLAPS" all you ever ever need to know about Swirl flaps!

    BMW Guides and How To's
    Swirl flaps are a BMW system to aid cylinder combustion and efficiency on diesels as diesels do not have throttles plates to regulate air/fuel mix, so naturally tend to run between lean and rich conditions wildly because throttle is controlled solely by the fuel injection on diesels.. how the...
  14. BMW diesel engine "SWIRL FLAPS" all you ever ever need to know about Swirl flaps!

    Technical Guides for the E46
    Swirl flaps are a BMW system to aid cylinder combustion and efficiency on diesels as diesels do not have throttles plates to regulate air/fuel mix, so naturally tend to run between lean and rich conditions wildly because throttle is controlled solely by the fuel injection on diesels.. how the...
  15. Swirl Flaps Removed - Emissions Warning won't go away

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I had the swirl flaps removed on my 2005 530d on Weds and now I have a constant "Increased Emissions" error that seems to be related to the EGR. The mechanic has said he doesn't know how to fix the error as he's never done a removal before (Great) but he'll charge me to put it back how it was...
  16. E46 Diesel swirl flap, lucky escape

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Decided to check the swirl flaps on my 2.0 Cd coupe today, Just thought i,d let you guys see the pics i took, Dont think it would have gone much further !!!! :eek
  17. 2007 E61 530d Swirl Flaps and DPF

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, I am about to buy a 530d 2007 and have one question really. I know about the swirl flaps and the necessity to blank them and also the function of the DPF However I have read that DPF regeneration will only work if the swirl flaps are present....is this true? Thanks
  18. first automatic dont know if im being paranoid!

    General BMW Discussions
    hi all, finally come back to a BMW lol i dont care if it has an ST at the end of it its still a ford focus :rofl anyway.... got myself a 530d e60 msport 2005, 112k full hist etc etc my first question is, it seems to hold out a bit on my while pulling of/under 15mph, its only if i put my...
  19. E46 320D De-flap carried out

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So, I carried out this work on saturday. Opted not to buy any new blanks, I just cut the flap and shaft off and refitted the whole mechanism. The actuator arms cannot fall out as the actuator rod keeps them in, and they cannot get into the inlet as they are still connected to the actuator...
  20. 2004 E46 320D - Removed Swirl Flaps. Have I Done It Right?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I recently bought myself a 2004 320D Touring and only then learned about the swirl flap problem after taking it to a BMW specialist for an Inspection 1. Instead of telling me on the phone about the problem and ask if I wanted to have it repaired (like they did with the brakes, pollen...
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