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Old 03-21-2014, 09:11 AM   #1
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Unhappy Rough Idle and Weird Noises

Hello again,
I've noticed that when the car is cold, it does not do this. When my 1999 328i has been warmed up and is in park, i can feel the engine surging. The tach is not moving at all and I have no warning lights. I can feel this and then if i put my phone on my leg and sit still i can see the reflection in the phone shaking a little every time this surging/vibration happens every second or so. In drive, it is a lot less noticeable. Then, especially in drive, I have noticed that there is a pretty intense continuous vibration in the steering wheel coming from the engine because i can feel it when i am not moving. My dad's 2013 Infiniti does this, but I don't know if it could be a problem because I didn't notice it before. Also, when I reach 5000 rpm or so and continue to accelerate, there is a whirring noise between 5k and redline before it shifts, is that the air filter or a problem with a belt or something? Are these connected at all?

Thank you and sorry for the long post, i just want to know if I need to get this looked at before it gets any worse. And just to clarify again, my RPM's are staying constant at idle.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:13 AM   #2
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Actually, it isn't that long now that I look at it.
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