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  1. 2006 E60 520d Do I have Swirl flaps ?

    General BMW Discussions
    Brother in Law just had his go in a 3 Series Touring and so made me think of my own E60 ?? Looked it up and its a Sept 2006 car and supposedly has an M47N2 engine if that's of any help
  2. 05 535d Swirl flap size

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, I have just bought a 05 535d that has a few “ issues “ It has no power under 3k revs and some kind of fuel/oil leak onto the exhaust but knew that when I bought it. Basically a garage told the guy that I bought it off that the small turbo was shot without looking at it at all and just...
  3. Swirl flaps blanked and egr blanked. Car won't start. Temp in red

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, so after reading lots regarding swirl flaps I bought a blanking kit and did it myself along with the egr blanking. Checked all the connections and sensors before I was putting the parts back in place so I'm positive there's nothing disconnected. The car would start after and the temp gauge...
  4. 2009 x5 3.0d swirl flaps??

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    It's a 59 plate x5 3.0d lads. Just done egr removal and was going to do swirl flap blank at weekend. Been told that I wont have any? Is this true? Already bought some 33mm ones.
  5. Does E60 525D LCI Auto has swirl flaps?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, This is my first post and I am about to buy my first BMW soon however I couldn't find anywhere if E60 525D LCI Automatic has swirl flaps? I found some people here say 525D LCI manual does not have them but nothing about 525D LCI Auto. Thanks
  6. Swirl flaps -116d ED Plus

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, I bought a used 116d ED Plus on a 15 plate two weeks ago. Everything has felt fine however it has at times felt a bit flat/sluggish. For example if on a motorway with cruise control locked to 70 it would struggle to maintain speed when going uphill. Today a friend of mine also felt the...
  7. E70 2007 30D Swirl Flap Blanking

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi all, I'm suffering from weeping oil from the swirl flaps on my M57/TU2 and have been researching blanking them off but there are reports that it makes the DPF work harder, in some reports up to 2 or 3 times more frequent with blanks fitted, is this a genuine side effect of blanking them off...
  8. 320d Touring n47 swirl flap delete

    Bwchiptune Shop
    After taking my car to a few Garages local to me and getting nowhere, I went over to BW chiptune yesterday and saw Dom, it was a couple of hours drive for me. I have to say totally worth it! I had the swirl flaps deleted and an oil leak from the oil filter housing sorted out on my e91 320d...
  9. 320d Swirl Flaps removal

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'm getting my e46 320d nice now but am concerned about the swirl flaps issue,was quoted £200 for the job but noticed the blanks were just a tenner on ebay 👍.How hard is this job guys to do with above basic mech skills? Or is there anybody in the Suffolk area fancys a drink to help me do it 😁😁...
  10. Swirl flap removal

    General BMW Discussions
    I have a 2004 e61 525d I’m wanting to remove the swirl flap but I’m lead to believe there are 2 different sizes for the blank kit 22mm and 32mm is there any easy way of knowing the size without removing the inlet as I don’t want to keep taking it on and off as knowing my luck something will...
  11. E46 320d swirl flap

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Need a bit of advice,if it’s even possible,but I believe i have a swirl flap jammed in the inlet port possibly under a valve.went to change them yesterday(new car)and removed inlet manifold and counted 1 2 4 where’s 3!!!!!as car is running,pulling fine.rough on start up momentarily but put...
  12. Mechanic claims turbo failure is due to swirl flaps removal!

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi! I just had a total turbo failure on my 2006 320d. Loud bang, and black smoke. A couple of years ago i did a swirl flap delete on this car. Now, the mechanic claims that this is why i had the turbo failure, and it had to do with turbo pressure fully open :confused I dont believe it, but i...
  13. 2006 E46 320cd M Sport Swirl Flap Problem

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    I was driving through Dewsbury around a month ago, and my car came to an unexpected halt, with a mild rattling noise coming from the engine.....it had only done 90 thousand miles, and I was expecting another five years of problem free driving. Sadly not...…. I called out the recovery people who...
  14. 330cd 04 egr& swirl flap

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys just done the EGR&S FLAPS it seems the car is running worse then standard. Any of u had this situation?? And should I now DYNO and MAPPED please.. Thank you
  15. BMW 320 d - BMW diesel swirl flaps

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi my mate has got a 2005 BMW 320d and just started getting some problems with it ? It has about 143000 miles and has service history but the problems are that when you start it up it feels like it's misfiring and when you touch the throttle there is no throttle after a while throttle comes back...
  16. Swirl flap replacement

    General BMW Discussions
    Has anyone suffered with a lack of power after having the swirl flaps replaced on a 2.0 diesel? I was thinking of doing mine but a ‘bmw specialist’ told me my engine, m47 I believe has the better more reliable swirl flaps installed? And that he’s had customers complain of a big power loss after...
  17. 2006 E91 320d swirl flaps

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi. Recently purchased an e91 320d. Done a bit of research before purchasing and I believe it’s NOT the n47 engine with the timing chain issues. But have read there can be swirl flap issues with these engines? I don’t think they’ve ever been taken out on it, plus it’s done 100k and is 12 years...
  18. 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...
  19. 330d - No swirl flaps AND no blanks - CONFUSED!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So, long story short, bought a swirl flap blanking kit of ebay and have gone to fit them. Got the manifold off today and found there are neither flaps or anywhere for them to be blanked off. Can someone confirm if I'm being an idiot missing something? Or is this a different manifold off...
  20. 2010 E91 330d - EGR, Swirl Flaps and a retune

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Another familiar issue to you - but new to me. I've got swirl flap error codes and the sticky black sludge in the throttle body and inlet mfd (I know because I removed the throttle to replace the glow plug controller). I've got a good used manifold (the later one with the flaps on the internal...
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