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  1. Alarm sounding when unlocking car

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Happened two nights in a row now, unlock the car using remote and boom alarm sounds, locking and unlocking straight away stops it and then behaves fine Read possible causes being bonnet sensor, tilt sensor, battery in siren to gm5 module but also not used the car this week, could lack of use be...
  2. 2002 E46 318i N42 diesel sounding engine rattle

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all Between 1700-2500 rpm getting a horrible diesel like sound whilst accelerating. Sounds similar to the startup rattle with the old tensioner on the n42 but whilst accelerating between them revs instead of on start up. Has had the uprated tensioner. Oil levels good and only 4k miles...
  3. 645ci diesel sounding rattle from engine (with video!)

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    So had the car a week, finally got a video of the noise, so only happens as the revs move from 500 - 650 ish...then it seems to disappear....so this video is pointed at the end of the left hand side cylinder head(where you put the oil in), so in this location we have vanos,levers, timing chain...
  4. 2005 525d M Sport sounding like a tractor !

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Good evening everyone, I ve been looking around on the interned to find someone that has/had got the same symptoms as my car but no luck. I ve owned my 2005 525d auto for about 3 monts and it always run very smoothly, yesterday tho I experienced something weird. I was going to pick my wife up...
  5. Rough sounding diesel

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I took my EGR valve off and cleaned it, it was bad, I had to use a blow torch, the engine light is on since putting it back in but no issues with the car until two weeks later, today the car revs and sounds very tapperty like an old Ford Fiesta, there is no loss of power or smoke coming out...
  6. Dubious sounding noise at around 2k rpm

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All Seems to be more noticeable when cold. Not sure how to describe it, a kind of 'dry bearing' 'cracking' 'pinking' noise. Has been doing it for around 2 months now. You can hear it every 10 second or so in the clip I took below. Very obvious at position 33-34 secs. Is due for a service...
  7. 328Ci sounding / feeling very poorly

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, my 328Ci was really feeling and sounding quite bad tonight, and just wondered if anyone can shed any light on it. For maybe the last 12 months, the car on a cold day would run OK initially, then when stood still, the revs would drop as though it was trying to stall, and then rise...
  8. 2002 E39 horn sounding

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi. Turned on ignition this morning and the horn sounded immediately. Had to pull a fuse to drive to work. Is it a "don't drive this car" warning I've never heard of ? All thoughts appreciated Regards Davy
  9. 320d ruff sounding idle Help

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All My 2003 2 Litre 320D has just started to sound very very ruff especially at idle, there is no power loss or smoke form the exhaust and it has recently had filters and oil changed. Any ideas whats up? http://youtu.be/oJH94wmNisY[
  10. Best sounding exhaust for 330ci sport?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all I will be picking my BMW 330ci sport soon and was just wondering what would be the best exhaust system to go for for sound but not too loud?
  11. very unwell sounding m47

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    fitted in a rover 75,had this car for 8 years engines done 105k and never missed a beat it was fine when parked up but would nor start in the morning i have asked on the 75 and landy forums but this is such a reliable lump no one really knows the answer garage says engines failed despite when i...
  12. 2002 E46 325 i Sport - intermittent sounding sports exhaust

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I'm new to this, but my 325 i sport started making a noise last night out of the blue, was driving along and all of a sudden sounded like i had a sports exhaust ( which i havent ) after about 15 mins it went quiet again.... this morning was driving to work all sounded fine till about 15 mins...
  13. 2001 E38 728i Sport- Alarm not sounding.

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi all, i have just bought a 2001 E38 728I sport and i have reset the key ok [after following posts on here..thanks] however the Alarm does not sound when holding down boot button [panic alarm] or chirp when opening/locking [lights do flash on closing] the red light on dash is flashing rapid...
  14. 1995 E36 318is sounding like a diesel

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi my car is sounding like a diesel lately its hideous! its worse on idle but when you get to a certain noise it will quieten which is strange. Any ideas on what it may be? i have upoaded a video so you can listen to the noise. Cheers in advance
  15. 2004 E46 318ci Tappy/almost diesel sounding engine noise on idle on 318ci sport. Any help much appreciated

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi. I've recently got my first BMW, a 318ci M Sport. When idling the engine makes a tappy almost diesel engine sounding noise. I went to look at another one before i got this one and it made a similar noise but worse. I've had a look around on the internet and it seems that this is fairly normal...
  16. 1995 E34 518i -indicators flashing/alarms sounding after stereo install

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hopefully someone can help, I don't understand car electronics at all. I installed a stereo in the above car. When I reconnected the battery, both indicators started flashing as if the hazards were on. It sounded like the the alarm was trying to sound too but it's knackered. The alarm system I...
  17. 1995 E36 318is - Tightening up lose sounding car...

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    One of my bug-bears with this car (Only 105k on the clock) is that it makes a few too many mechanical rattles for my liking. I am on coilovers so Im not expecting a magic caroet ride, but when the car starts the engine sounds a bit rattly, but it might just be something like the prop shaft...
  18. 1995 E38 730i - alarm sounding but not set off

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    ok guys big problem just woke up to car alarm blasting went out and its mine theres no flashers going unlocked car with thob unlocks but still sounding starts car still sounding while car running remove the main batt still sounding its bloody 2am and i live in a once quiet village help please...
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