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  1. E46 323ci wierd engine noise

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    Hello :hi: I have Got this wierd problem/Sound that i cant figure out where comes from.. It appears when the car is idling and i Press the break, going to 1. Gear and the just release the clutch till the rpm lowers.. :hmm: Can be done without using clutch when rpm is lowering but its the easiest...
  2. E46 323ci wierd engine noise

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    Hello I have Got this wierd problem/Sound that i cant figure out where comes from.. It appears when the car is idling and i Press the break, going to 1. Gear and the just release the clutch till the rpm lowers.. Can be done without using clutch when rpm is lowering but its the easiest Way to...
  3. Engine Knock/Rattle after Oil Filter Housing Gasket job

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    Hey guys, been a lurker for a while--lots of good DIY stuff here so thanks everyone for contributing. First time post for me Just did my oil filter housing gasket on an 01 325i. Pretty straight forward job. I put everything back together and started her up and the engine is making a pretty...
  4. Does my engine sound normal to you guys (video)

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    This is what my engine sounds like at idle... can you guys tell me if the rattling is normal or if not, what tweaks/adjustments/repairs I should be scheduling. My e46 has 138,000 miles and I'd like to keep for another 138. video: http://youtu.be/MavuU9wq-dA Thanks!
  5. Ticking Engine Noise - 1999 323i

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    My wife and I are considering buying this 1999 323i from a local mechanic who acquired it from his customer when the rear differential cracked. He replaced the broken part but has not done any other work on it. The vehicle has 161k miles, and a cursory inspection does not show anything else...
  6. BMW-using noises for troubleshooting

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    Thought this may be a helpful guide, I took from AutohausAZ BMW Noise Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting Noises (Is Your BMW Trying to Tell You Something?) Troubleshooting those weird noises coming from your BMW can help you determine needed repairs. It's important that you listen to what your...
  7. Metallic noise, clicking from the engine, please help !

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    Hello, i have a huge problem with my engine, i have this metallic noise and the clicking noise also, i have changed the vanos and still no result, any ideea ?! please help me out ! the engine is m52tu28 this is the link with my video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL6lNsQD3sg_a_
  8. Strange engine noises

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    Hi all, http://youtu.be/k4m15OmVz-w Do you guys know what the problem might be? There are actually two worrying sounds: a metalic rattle which gets worse by the end of the recording and some kind of vibration (starting at 00:24) which is not noticeable all the time (as you can hear in the...
  9. Strange engine rattle

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    Hi all, http://youtu.be/k4m15OmVz-w Do you guys know what the problem might be? There are actually two worrying sounds: a metalic rattle which gets worse by the end of the recording and some kind of vibration (starting at 00:24) which is not noticeable all the time (as you can hear in the...
  10. Mystery tapping refuses to be diagnosed

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    After over a year worth of thousands of dollars of near-monthly diagnostics, I turn to the online BMW community to help me solve a tapping which has thus far been a complete mystery to all the euro-specialized mechanics who have looked into it. The tapping happens under very specific...
  11. Engine noise help please

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    HELLO...someone please help me!! I have been a fan of this forum for a while now :thumbsup: so i figured what better place to come for help then here. i have a 2002 bmw 330i that has been having this horrible engine noise. i have done my best to fix this car up but im starting to lose hope...
  12. M54 Engine Clicking Noise - Normal or Not?

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    I have a '06 330ci ZHP convertible with an M54 engine. I've noticed that when I start the vehicle and listen to the engine (with the hood open) I can hear a clicking noise coming from the rear-center of the top of the engine. It sounds like it is coming from the manifold. Is this normal? If...
  13. 330Ci rough idle diagnosis

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hello everyone, The 2002 330Ci I'm driving is my first BMW, and it made this noise when I bought it and still does it now. At that time it had about 114k on it. It now has 120k on it. I've had zero performance problems from it. It cranks easily cold and warm and rpms stay constant at idle. The...
  14. 99 323i rumble noise in the rain! Help!

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    My 323i has 132k on it, everything is going wrong. Im about to put it into the shop for a big overhaul of the coolant system and replace a first bank cat, and now I've got a new noise: It's pouring out here in east Hampton and driving home today in the rain caused my car to moan and rumble...
  15. Mysterious Engine Noise

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    I have searched this site and anywhere I can find reference to e46 engine noise to determine what is causing the noise in my engine but have not succeeded.:banghead: So I need your help to listen to the video link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRI_kSqSK3c and provide your expert opinion. It's...
  16. Tensioner/Pulley noise... or is it? Hmm.

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    Alrighty folks. I've been trying to decide for a while now wether I should just replace my Mechanical Tensioner, or upgrade to the Hydraulic. It's been taking me a while, since what sparked my interest was a very faint squeal that I starting hearing... about a year ago now. [I know, I know...
  17. Belt?

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    Ok last few days ive got a wiered noise coming from the engine bay, i know it has to be a belt but cant pin point which one it is, basically i just wanna confirm its a belt. When i start to drive a whinning noise begins, if i engage the clutch the noise then disappears. Maybe alternator belt...
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