Swirl flap warranty worry
With only a few weeks of his used vehicle warranty left, the owner of this 2012 BMW 730d knew he needed to act quickly when the EML flashed up on the dash. He was even more concerned after we had read off the list of fault codes in the ECU.
There were five codes in all, but the one that stood out was: ‘2C3200 – swirl flaps, plausibility: mechanically faulty (lever break detection)’. The mere mention of swirl flap failure with his BMW was enough to cause major concern. The problem was the swirl flap motor operation and the remedy was a complete new inlet manifold for £700, so the owner was relieved when the warranty company gave the go-ahead for the repair.
The manifold can be difficult to get out and into place again, but it does come with bolts and new gaskets already in place. making the job a little easier.
A new manifold comes complete with a swirl flap motor, gaskets and bolts.