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  1. Advice needed on weird noise

    General BMW Discussions
    Afternoon All, Have recently bought my first BMW, a 2016 525d (automatic). Ive had it for just over a week and was bought from a local BMW dealership. Today has been the first day I have drove the car without the AC/Radio on or a window undone and I have notice a noise. Im really not a 'car...
  2. E90 320D weird starting issue

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi there, I was hoping I could get some help or some insight into this weird starting issue I’m getting with my 2005 E90 320D with 117000 ish miles on the clock. The engine in question is the M47N2 and as you can see from the video the car will crank for a second or two but then it seems to...
  3. Battery drain? weird start

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Another day, another problem with my car it seems... as you can see in the video, the car, after it sits for 24 hours, doesn't start on it's first try, cuts off the engine by itself, as if the battery went dead, on the second try though, it start, badly, but it starts. Now, i've used the 09...
  4. Weird Option List!

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello guys. Sorry to be a pain but I'm a BMW fanatic like most of you and simply want to understand everything about BMWs. I've placed an order for a car not long ago and it has an option which I can't seem to be able to decipher. I've searched on Google and lots of other forums and the only...
  5. 320 xdrive auto diesel, weird clunking noise in traffic

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey guys, At my wits end with the above. The issue is simple enough; When in stop/start traffic the car makes a clunking noise on deceleration. Feels like the engine has come off its brackets or the auto box is trying to find the correct gear. The problem got worse last week (similar issues at...
  6. E65 weird voltage issues

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Electrics aren't really my strong suit so I'm looking for a bit of reassurance on this one - weird fault issues in my 2004 745i. When I bought it the airbag light came on. I cleared the code in INPA and it went away. It also transpired that the previous owner had installed a new battery but not...
  7. 1992 e36 320i - unkown weird problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi guys i have a weird problem with my e36 320i when i start my car something bomb in the front and a white smoke start getting out of the air filter i checked it by obd reader and there is no fault codes :frown
  8. BMW E46 318Ci 2003 Convertible (Facelift) - Weird high pitch whining noise from engine?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys! I need some help with this weird noise coming from my BMW E46 engine N42. I have brought it to my local garage and they don't even know what is it... They thought it was the "Idle Pulley" and changed that but that wasn't the case and cost me money for nothing... :mad . Then they...
  9. 2010 218d - Weird sound from engine?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, I really hope somebody can help me with this one. I have an 318d with automatic transmission and sometimes (sometimes every day a few times, sometimes every two days..) I hear a weird sound when accelerating. It's like a rattle sound. I really do not know where it comes from and its...
  10. E46 320d 2003 - Weird pulsing noise at idle in "drive".

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everybody, please check my video, after the first few seconds you will hear some sort of weird pulsing noise. It developed just recently and would like to diagnose it somehow. Any suggestions will be very much appreciated. Thank you!
  11. E46 320D 2001 Weird Rubbery Judder

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Folks, So I've been getting this weird rubbery vibration for 1-2 seconds when accelerating in 2nd and 3rd gears. It happens more at the mid to top of the gear range i.e. before I'd be changing gear. It doesn't happen all the time but its getting more frequently and never happens when...
  12. BMW 316i 46k 2001 (weird noise on start-up & switch off)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all, I bought a 316i it runs ok just sounds like it is bogged down or something. There is a rattling sound on start up and a delay when you rev. The engine pulls well for what it is and there is a bit of faint white smoke on cold mornings. I'm taking it in in a week or so for...
  13. Weird power loss after engine work by the stealers

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Weird power loss after engine work by the stealers - low power under 2000rpm - fixed it! Hi - I love this place, so much useful info... but this one has me stumped :-( Problem: My E46 330 auto recently lacks power under about 2000 revs. When you put your foot down just gently, the revs...
  14. e90 320d weird 486D error code

    Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    I have two apparently distinct problems on a 2007 E90 320d. The first one is that the car gives a strong odor of unburned diesel fuel while stationary and occasional light smoke is visible after being stationary for 5-10 min. I changed the breather to the vortex type and the engine does not...
  15. e46 330d weird tyre wear

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    hi ive got standard tyres on my 330d and keep the pressures checked regularly ive been using 30 in the front and 35 rear as per the sticker but seem to be getting center wear as if theyre overinflated. how can this be if theyre the recommended pressures cheers neil
  16. Help!! Weird noise coming from 330i

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, I'm looking for some help diagnosing this noise. It's coming from my wife's car - E92 330i. The noise comes from the front passenger side, foot well. It can be heard outside the car by putting your head near the wheel arch, but not under the bonet. It makes the noise on tick over or...
  17. help - weird issue with my E60 5 series

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    For the last 4 weeks when ever i reverse on the same spot (usually ) on the start of a mountain road i get a limp mode message and car goes into limp mode - its usually when i change from 2nd to 3rd gear. I stitch the car off and the engine sounds quite high pitched. However as soon as i take...
  18. 316i se intermittent power steering failure. + weird noise

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all new on here so would really appreciate help and patience ;) my 94 316i has started to suffer from power steering failure over the last couple of weeks, at first it was just squeeking noises from behind the wheel untill more recently the power steering has been failing at least once a day...
  19. Weird smoke issue

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    E46 N42 318i 87k Hi All, Jumped in the car on Saturday, drove about 30 mins, parked up, engine off... Returned to the car 10 minutes later. ignition on, smoke..... Was difficult to see exactly what colour as the sun was quite glaring but perhaps a hint of blue... I do use more oil then I would...
  20. 1999 E46 323i weird knocking (video)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, im having a weird knocking noise coming out of my m52tu and cant work it out what it is. The car got LPG conversion but makes no different if its on petrol or LPG. It also have a tapping noise when cold and first time started for a minute or 2 but goes away, but then when gets warm it start...