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    .... as previously mentioned in my limited no. of posts, i'm going tomorrow night to look at, and hopefully do a deal on the 3.0 V6 CDTi (estate - want to leave this part out as it makes me feel a bit old! )

    Thanks to all on the info provided on my timing thread but any further info on inherent problems with this model or potential failings or points to look out for would be gratefully apreciated.?.? (recalls etc.)

    I'm trading in a totally mint BMW e46 coupe which i have kept totally original since i bought her and has served me well. So i dont really want to get stung in the posterior so to speak!!

    Any advice welcomed guys!!

    Cheers for now

    Al

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    the V6 is the more reliable diesel in the range, so it should be fine, known problems include:

    failed ecu breather - rare
    failed injectors and high pressure fuel system - normally associated with cars that have been fitted with tuning boxes.

    apart from that they're normally rock solid.

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    ^^ by tuning boxes do you mean back boxes or cars that have been chipped?

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    little boxes of tricks that you can plug into the car to give more power..

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    what sort of gains would you get with the likes of one of these then on the 3.0 v6? I take it they cause all sorts of havoc?

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    my mate got 245Bhp remapped in a signum it's a monster lol

    edit 3.0 V6 CDTi siggy
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    yep, but the tuned one's have had reliability issues with the high pressure fuel system..

    my advice, if you want VXR power, buy one.. if you want diesel MPG, then just accept it won't be as quick and have a greater chance of the car being more reliable..

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    1 year and 20K he's never had one prob

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    well, i'm glad for your mate..really....but others haven't been so lucky

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    maybe show up in later life mind, it's only done 25k total so time will tell but so far so good...

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