BMW E91 330d flat spot - 2nd 1000rpm - NeilT
Anyone got a new shape BMW 330d Manual??

Mine has had a flat spot at 1000rpm in 2nd gear since new, and the garage cannot trace it. I know 1000rom is very low, but its just at that speed when you are in a car park, or a rolling start from a roundabout 10-15mph.

Its most evident when planting your foot from a roundabout, it pulls, then almost stops, before accelerating. Its so bad at times that recently I tried it with a 1500kg trailer on the back. it pulled from 600rpm idle to just below 1000rpm, then wouldn't pull through it. I dipped the clutch and tried again, this time it worked....

It only does it in 2nd. 1st is too low, 3rd it isn't noticable.

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Neil T
E90 BMW 320d M Sport, E91 330d SE Touring
BMW E91 330d flat spot - 2nd 1000rpm - Pugugly {P}
I would certainly expect my dealer to allow me to drive another back to back. Never had a flat spot in any of my 3 litres that was noticable, low speed driving that you describe should be smooth.
BMW E91 330d flat spot - 2nd 1000rpm - NeilT
They probably would allow me to drice one back to back.... in fact I had a 330d courtesy car, the problem is mine is manual, and all theirs are Autos.

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Neil T
E90 BMW 320d M Sport, E91 330d SE Touring
 

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