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#1 (permalink) Old 04-11-2005, 12:17 PM
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Hello All!

I'm new to the forum and to BMWs in general. The new 3 Series was just launched last night in the Philippines (where I live right now) and I may pursue a special order of the E90 320d as BMW Phil seems interested to bring it at a far later date. I have a few questions on the predecessor of this model, the E46 320d.

Have you E46 320d owners have more problems than the 320i? Are BMW diesels more maintenance intensive than the petrol version? Our diesel quality here is equivalent to Euro I and I was wondering if this would pose a problem.

I hope you kind folks can help me. Thanks for the replies!
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The service intervals are slightly shorter on the Diesel and they have 2 main problem the air-mass meters pack up and they blow the turbo out other than that they are great..
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but u gotta love the sound of that turbo and the extra change in ur pocket from driving deisal.

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Thanks for the replies.
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BTW do you think BMW diesels can withstand fuel with sulfur content of 0.05% by weight and cetane index of 48? It is equivalent to EURO I.
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