BMW 320 D PROBLEMS by monsterness

monsterness have a look at this for a BMW problem

Posted 24 Mar 2012, 17:21 #1 

I have not read all the posts but someone has come up with the traction control causing this.

Perhaps not that many of our cars have traction control.

I am sure if it was a wide spread problem then there would have been postings on our forum.

Am I tempting fate but my car notched up 220k yesterday - and still goes very strongly.

"Don't think of them as problems, think of them as opportunities."
"OK, I think I've hit an insurmountable opportunity!"


Posted 24 Mar 2012, 17:41 #2 

Last edited by PaulT on 24 Mar 2012, 19:28, edited 1 time in total.

Mine has traction control and has done 136,000 and is still sweet touch wood just run in for a diesel

Posted 24 Mar 2012, 17:56 #3 

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Been discussed before IIRC, Dont think the 75 variant has the nasty flaps ;)


Posted 25 Mar 2012, 09:36 #4 

Good i hate nasty flaps:)

Posted 25 Mar 2012, 11:03 #5 

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From what I read, the valves are for a VIS (Variable Intake System) system. The diesels don't have it, but the V6s do. There is a valve on the V6s for traction, built into the throttle body. I don't think the diesels have one of these either.

Posted 25 Mar 2012, 11:18 #6 

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Mines just done 72000 miles and the crank pulleys throwing a wobbly (probably literally) but everything else is ok touch wood. Must be a bmdubya thing

Posted 25 Mar 2012, 18:30 #7 

check crank case oil seal and the bottom pully it leaaked on mine for ages till i found out where it was coming from and the oil had eaten away the main pully as the center of it is rubber and it will perish with the oil

Posted 25 Mar 2012, 20:59 #8 

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There's no signs of any oil leaking on mine though. But lets not forget that rubber perishes over time as well as mileage. The past 2 winters might have accelerated the ageing process of the rubber going from something like -18 up to the running temp of the engine is a big temperature change. Doesn't hide the fact the car is out of action till its fixed this week, push bike out again in the morning!

Posted 26 Mar 2012, 20:45 #9