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E46 owners have you removed your swirl flaps yet?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by easyrider, 22 Apr 2010.

  1. easyrider

    Caporegime

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    I'm having mine done at the end of the month..I'm reaching 100K so for peace of mind I might as well get it done for £125....
     
  2. -Neil-

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    My old man removed them from his 330CD and a few were in really bad condition, not far from failing! :eek:

    Neil.
     
  3. PMKeates

    Capodecina

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    Is this topic some kind of clever innuendo?
     
  4. Gaygle

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    What are swirl flaps?
     
  5. Schnippzle

    Mobster

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    Sounds kinky.
     
  6. paradigm

    Caporegime

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    I have none, so no.
     
  7. markweatherill

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    LINK
    Selfdeztructenflappenzie.
     
  8. PhillyDee

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    Usual German over engineering.
     
  9. SHEDDER1uk

    Wise Guy

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    You can get some nice billet ones not cheap but never going to fail.
     
  10. Janesy B

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    Worst I own a BMW thread ever.
     
  11. TaKeN

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    He's had one for ages though, so its hardly bragging :p
     
  12. Westyfield2

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    Dad's E60 doesn't have them, but I'd have removed them the day we got it if it did have them! Got a friend with an E46 that had them fail :(.
     
  13. Janesy B

    Caporegime

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    Ignore.
     
  14. OllyM

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    I thought he had a brand new 520d? Why would you remove the swirl flaps when it was under warranty?
     
  15. Phate

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    Stupid question, what happens if they phail?
     
  16. easyrider

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    No its genuine problem that should be really addressed.

    You don't know about swirl flaps?:confused:
     
  17. easyrider

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  18. Westyfield2

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    Yeah that's what he's got, I'd have removed them because on any of the cars with them it's a ticking time bomb!

    But it doesn't bother his as they'd changed the design by then.
     
  19. easyrider

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    Worst "I clearly know very little about cars but will join in anyway" post ever :p


    I've had the car years.
     
  20. easyrider

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    They get sucked into the engine and total it.

    Usually at a cost of 11,000 for a new engine.