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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 07-26-2010, 10:44 AM
garai garai is offline
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320d vibrating engine

my 320d 2001 preface model is vibrating at idle, now its breaking the exhaust cooler pipe above the turbo each time I replace it. I tried changing engine mountings but no luck. Can someone help?
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:38 PM
alpinweiss alpinweiss is offline
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The 320d is not sold in the USA, so most of us don't have experience with that motor.

I remember reading that there have been problems with the harmonic balancer on this engine. The harmonic balancer is the heavy rotating part on the front of the crankshaft. There is a rubber damper inside the balancer that can fail, and this would leave your 2.0d with an out-of-balance condition. If this is your problem, it can be replaced without disassembling the motor.

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Old 07-29-2010, 10:56 AM
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Thanx man, I will try you advice and see what happens.
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:13 PM
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try to run injector cleaner mixed with fuel first. Check air filter.
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