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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,018
Posted By truajb
I think you meant the ICV valve. Can't...

I think you meant the ICV valve.

Can't figure out the root cause of my problem after numerous attempts. The car had more problems too much too often. Sold it and upgraded myself to a 2005 530i....
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-03-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,731
Posted By truajb
If your seal was just replaced recently, you can...

If your seal was just replaced recently, you can definitely reuse it. I did the same thing (replaced VCG last year and install vanos this year). No issues.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-16-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,431
Posted By truajb
Dmax, how does "diff whine" sound like? When does...

Dmax, how does "diff whine" sound like? When does it happen? How to fix it?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-16-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,018
Posted By truajb
I unplugged the alternator and the noise was...

I unplugged the alternator and the noise was still there. It's not the diodes. A/C is making some noise whenever it engages. Could it be the air compressor making the noise? I also heard if the fuel...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-09-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,820
Posted By truajb
Come on, somebody lend a helping hand to a fellow...

Come on, somebody lend a helping hand to a fellow fanatic please.

I am in fact thinking of disconnecting the alternator and rev the car and see if I still hear the noise at 1000rpm to try to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-09-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,550
Posted By truajb
I finally got to seafoam the SAP system and I...

I finally got to seafoam the SAP system and I couldn't believe how much smoke came off the exhaust. I switched the car on, open my door and immediately I had to shut the door close to prevent smoke...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,431
Posted By truajb
dmax, what's a csb? Beemerboyz, I have the...

dmax, what's a csb?

Beemerboyz, I have the same noise, while cruising at around 100km/h or 65m/h I can hear the droaning noise and if I step lightly down the pedal the rpm would be stuck until you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,018
Posted By truajb
Process of elimination

Hi Fellow fanatics, I am thinkin of verifying if the noise I hear is coming from the alternator. If I unplugged the alternator and rev the car and I don't hear the squeal then I know it's the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-06-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By truajb
My problem is similar to yours but mine is more...

My problem is similar to yours but mine is more confined to about 1000rpm. When I keep the rev at 1000rpm I could hear this high pitch noise very consistently. As soon as the rev is over 1200rpm the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,394
Posted By truajb
What's the result of the smoke test?

What's the result of the smoke test?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,018
Posted By truajb
Mine is not the cricket noise. I heard that...

Mine is not the cricket noise. I heard that before and they are not the same. I wish it's that easy.....

The cricket noise sounds really like cricket but mine sounds more like squeal and as soon...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,486
Posted By truajb
I am hearing some noise when I turn the wheel all...

I am hearing some noise when I turn the wheel all the way to left or right. Is this normal? Did you have the same problem?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,882
Posted By truajb
Can you elaborate on your comment about quit...

Can you elaborate on your comment about quit using MObil 1? I just bought some and plan to use it on my next oil change. Have been using Castrol....
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,550
Posted By truajb
This is not very loud. Hard to say it's a bad...

This is not very loud. Hard to say it's a bad SAP. But if it goes away after 2min it definitely is the SAP. You just need to identify the root cause of the noise.....
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,018
Posted By truajb
Folks, I have a similar problem but the high...

Folks, I have a similar problem but the high pitch noise is heard more around 1000rpm-1200rpm. Similar to most of you, I have changed numerous parts including all boots, CCV, tensioner pulley,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,550
Posted By truajb
I hear the same noise on my SAP. I read another...

I hear the same noise on my SAP. I read another thread here that a guy used some seafoam to clean the exhaust leading from the SAP. I am going to try that next weekend. I had a leaky VCG in the past...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-01-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By truajb
Get a stethoscope and listen to the alternator....

Get a stethoscope and listen to the alternator. Get a friend to rev the car while you are listening. It could be your alternator having a worn bearing or something.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-01-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,540
Posted By truajb
Was the check engine light or other fault lights...

Was the check engine light or other fault lights on. I always wonder if the vehicle will always throw a code when something wrong is detected or you have to hook up a reader to pull the code???
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,212
Posted By truajb
Have you changed vanos seal? I did but didn't...

Have you changed vanos seal? I did but didn't find any difference.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,212
Posted By truajb
So the howling or groaning or whatever louder...

So the howling or groaning or whatever louder than normal noise/sound at 2000rpm is normal? Then how come it is not there once the engine is over 2000rpm? When my car is at 2700rpm - 3000rpm cruising...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,212
Posted By truajb
I can see how the torque converter works after...

I can see how the torque converter works after doing some research and it seems like what's happening. However, i also notice when my car is at 2000rpm, I step on gas and it drones, the fuel...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,820
Posted By truajb
Anyone with any insights?

Anyone with any insights?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,820
Posted By truajb
Just noticed today when I turned on the ac the...

Just noticed today when I turned on the ac the alternator noise seemed to go away. Any idea why this would happen? Is it any indication that the belt might be too tight or something along that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,820
Posted By truajb
Hey Ian, thanks for your suggestions. If it's a...

Hey Ian, thanks for your suggestions. If it's a bad bearing on the alternator, is there anyway that I can put some grease in the bearing to see if the noise would go away? If there's a chance that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,820
Posted By truajb
Brokenbimmer, I just sent an inquiry to where I...

Brokenbimmer, I just sent an inquiry to where I purchased the rebuilt unit and see what parts on the alternator were replaced during the remanufacturing process. We will see what they say. So if it's...
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