The 1.7-liter BMW M41 or M41D17 diesel engine was produced from 1994 to 2000 and was installed on only one model: the 3-Series E36, but in all of its many bodies. This power unit has 86% of common parts with the popular 6-cylinder M51 diesel engine.
The engine was installed on:
- BMW 3-Series E36 in 1994 – 2000;
- BMW 3-Series Compact E46 in 1995 – 2000.
|Power output, hp||90|
|Torque output, Nm||190|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 8v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||80|
|Piston stroke, mm||82.8|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 1/2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for BMW 318tds 1996)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
Disadvantages of the M41D17 engine
- This diesel engine is afraid of overheating, it causes cracks in the block head;
- The turbine has a low resource, after 150,000 km it usually already drives oil;
- Floating engine speeds and poor hot start hint at an early repair of the high-pressure fuel pump;
- The EGR valve clogs pretty quickly and the engine starts to get very stupid from this;
- The chain gas distribution mechanism may require replacement up to 200 thousand km.