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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 02-07-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Strange noise coming from engine

I have a 01 325ci this noise started a month back and i look around but i cant find anyone else with the same problem maybe someone else has had this same problem
Here is a link to a video with the sound

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Old 02-14-2013, 07:27 AM   #2
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It's either your belt tensioner/idler pulley or both. You should replace both at the same time. Check the DIY's on how to do this.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:49 PM   #3
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Sounds like a bad tensioner
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:10 PM   #4
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I had a loud schreeching noise that was intermittent and did not increase with engine speed. One day the noise went away. The next day disaster struck. Lost my belt and 2 pulleys. Hydraulic tensioner was fine but the one pulley was missing the other was bitten up.Hope this helps

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Old 02-24-2013, 12:01 AM   #5
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either you have a mouse under your hood or like they said, check your belts, pulleys, and tensioner. you could have oil on your belt, or it could be cracked. it could also be something that's become missaligned. PS pump, alternator, AC compressor. that's my best guess.
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