Swirl flap war­ranty worry

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Tales From The Workshop -

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.

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