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  1. E46 General
    Hi guys, frustrating case here, maybe I'm crazy. So I've done a significant amount of work on a 2002 325i Touring I bought some time back that I am planning on taking on a rally through Scandinavia in February (7500km round trip from Hamburg, Germany and yes, I know, maybe an e46 wasn't the best...
  2. Europe
    Hi, new in BMW. My E46 318ti (N42B20A) is making suspicious clicking noise both on cold and warm engine coming from somewhere down in the middle of engine. You can hear it only when hood is open and only when idling (can´t hear it when reving, maybe because of revs). Car is overall in good...
  3. Europe
    Before going to mechanic my car was perfectly fine, then after it's finished I started to hear some kind of humming or plastic vibrating. Mechanic changed driver's side engine mount, oil pan gasket, CCV, and other stuff... maybe he didn't put some plastic back properly... Does anyone have an...
  4. E46 General
    Hey, I drive a 2005 330i with the automatic transmission. Recently I have noticed a weird rattle noise upon shifting in low speeds and on partial throttle. I hope someone can diagnose the problem and maybe suggest some possible fix? Thanks,
  5. E46 General
    Hi e46fanatics, I have a E46 sedan 320i m52tüb20 1998. I have this slight but noticeable whining noise from the back. When on the throttle you can barely hear it at all, but as you come off the gas (engine braking) the whine becomes louder. I have also noticed it is louder around 40-60km/h...
  6. E46 M3
    Hello my 2005 m3/smg has developed a strange noise that only happens while the car moving. The noise happens around 2500 rpm no less no more. It doesn’t sound like vanos noise to me I had 02 m3 which had vanos bolt sound and that didn’t sound like it here is a video link of the noise Strange...
  7. E46 General
    water pump Is this normal? I’ve been getting a rumbling sound at idle I am not sure if its from my water pump.
  8. E46 General
    I am wondering if anybody knows what causes this noise? I got the video off YouTube but it sounds exactly like what I am experiencing. I hear it mainly when going uphill. Recently had it into a shop and was told my front end is all good but that is where I feel this is coming from... Recently...
  9. E46 General
    Hi all, I am reposting this as it seems my last post might have died with no real answers/directions. I am wondering if anybody knows what causes this noise? I got the video off YouTube but it sounds exactly like what I am experiencing. Recently had it into a shop and was told my front end is...
  10. E46 General
    Hello, I am fairly new to BMWs and recently I started to notice a rumbling like noise from under the hood. The noise seems to only occur at idle at around 600-750 rpms and goes away past 900 rpm. I tried the screw driver test on my pulleys and they dont seem to be the cause of the noise. I also...
  11. E46 General
    Hi guys, I have a noise, somewhat like a shit blow off valve, coming from somewhere along my intake when I touch the throttle. It mostly noticeable if I just lightly tap throttle and it sounds like it’s coming from low on the engine, making me think it’s the idle control valve. I‘ve done a...
  12. E46 General
    Hey!!! My 325ci has been making this noise at high rpms but only when driving Here's a video where I'm driving and then revving in neutral No bmw engine codes I had a vacuum leak from the intake boot and the DISA valve but I seem to have fixed it, and I couldn't find another leak with a...
  13. E46 General
    Hey y'all. Just today i've noticed a pretty loud ticking when I'm idling. I've always had minor lifter tick, but today it's gotten at least 3x louder than normal and I can't figure out why. I can't think of anything else the noise could be. It changes with revs and happens when the engine is...
  14. E46 General
    Hi guys. When driving the other day i got this loud clunking noise from the rear all of the sudden. No prior noises. This happens when i'm changing gears, pushing the throttle, and letting off the throttle. It's hard to say if the sound is beneath the back seat area or further back, with the...
  15. E46 General
    My car is new m54b25. When I got it it said the oil had just been changed. I've done about 5,000km. a week ago i replaced it with motul x-clean 5w40. now I'm getting sound from vanos, it wasn't there before. the sound is like friction, at 2 3 rpm the sound gets louder. previous owner said he put...
  16. E46 General
    Hi guys, my e46 320i manual has had a terrible lurch when coming off and on the throttle. It’s worse in low gears but still there a bit in 4th and 5th. I also find that when trying to crawl forward in 1st gear, the car quite violently bounces forward and back when you so much as even touch the...
  17. Europe
    Hey guys, I've been searching for this for some time now but i haven't seen one that is quite like mine (maybe I just don't know how to describe it). So like the title says there's been a buzzing like sound when I let of the gas in any gear at first it was most noticable in second gear but now...
  18. E46 General
    Hey everyone, I've started to notice a humming noise in my 05 M3 when the steering wheel is centered or turned left. It's accompanied by a slight but noticeable vibration that I can feel in the footwell and through the steering wheel. The noise and vibration disappears when I turn to the right...
  19. E46 Touring
    I have 2001.09 facelift M54B22 manual. I know its a very common quieston but even i cant fix the problem. The (difficult) problem in short: When i shift beetween 1-2-3 sometimes 4-5 i hear a clunk noise somewhere around differential or cv but i dont know exactly. Not just hear i feel the kick...
  20. E46 General
    For a while now I have had an odd groaning sound when starting the engine. It's only when starting and doesn't happen when driving or at any other time. Happens during cold and warm starts. My vanos is being replaced this week, wonder if that could be related? Here is a link to the recording...
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