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  1. Having a few noisy issues.

    E46 Convertible
    Back in October I bought an '02 330ci Orient Blue with the "Hellbeige" interior. It seemed super clean, but it's been nothing but problems ever since, I'm seriously considering just scrapping it, but in the meantime, I'd love to get some help with a few issues I've been having. Today, I finally...
  2. Metallic rattle in engine bay on cold start

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, I have a quite loud metallic rattle on cold starts from inside the engine bay. I hope you can help figuring out what it is. While I suspect some kind of heat shield I had mechanics look for something loose that's causing the rattle many times, and they never find the culprit. The heat...
  3. Rattle under acceleration load metallic

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all Iv always had a slight rattle when accelerating not very loud. The weather has got warmer and the rattle has got worse. You CAN only hear it underload when accelerating. You CAN NOT hear it when stood still and revving the car or holding at various rpm's. Its very random through...
  4. Rattling

    General E46 Forum
    Ever since I bought this car over a year ago, it has had a slight ticking/clicking sound that only happens when the car is returning to idle (if I rev it up it starts clicking as the rpms fall). I was able to hear the sound much more when I was next to curbs or walls and let off the gas since...
  5. Engine Rattle & Oil Leak? Help please!

    General E46 Forum
    Hi Guys, I came across an issue two nights ago. I was out at the time, but when i went to leave, the car had a weird rattling noise when i started it up. It was a little cold that night (23 degrees, compared to the usual temp of 32 here), so i waited for the car to reach normal temp but the...
  6. Vanos/engine rattle but only when inching forward in first gear?

    General E46 Forum
    like the title says my car engine/vanos rattles alot. you can hear it from a few feet away. it stops rattling when driving, or maybe i just cant hear it. so should i just buy the vanos repair kit from beisan and if i do which parts should i buy? or is the problem something else completely?
  7. Strange rattling noise

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I just registered to this forum, but I do read it for some time. My 318i '02 (N42B20) developed a strange rattle noise over the last weeks. The sound looks to come from the intake area or somewhere beneath it and not from the engine block itself. I did some searches for rattle noises in...