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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 04-29-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
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New owner, only 17k miles, squeaky belt on startup

Car is an 06, just got it a few weeks ago. I bought the car "as is" but got the add on warranty. Contacted the dealer and they haven't gotten back to me yet. When I start the car I'm getting a belt squeak (especially bad when it's colder out). Stops after it warms up for a few seconds.

I'm obviously not happy about this. Is this normal for such low miles?
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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Car is an 06, just got it a few weeks ago. I bought the car "as is" but got the add on warranty. Contacted the dealer and they haven't gotten back to me yet. When I start the car I'm getting a belt squeak (especially bad when it's colder out). Stops after it warms up for a few seconds.

I'm obviously not happy about this. Is this normal for such low miles?
Not happy? Dude, you bought a 6, 7yr old car - even at 17k miles, parts degrade over time....
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:08 PM   #3
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Replace the belt. It's probably bad since the car has obviously sat for an extended period of time.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:12 PM   #4
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Replace the belt.
Haven't had this problem on my M but when my Mini sat for a couple months without driving, the belt would squeak when I first start it and it was worse when it was cold. I just tightened the belt an problem went away. But go ahead and replace it. But 17k is a nice find. Congrats.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:38 PM   #5
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Can you pinpoint the squeak? Could be a pulley also.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:48 PM   #6
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welcome.....

And I thought with 27,000 miles for a 02' I found a great deal. Enioy the M
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:40 PM   #7
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My car only has 100.000 miles more. Its all good. :]
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:50 AM   #8
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BMW recommends changing oil once a year min. Most of the low mile cars I saw were missing many services. Unless it was properly stored change all your fluids and keep an eye on leaks.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:02 PM   #9
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The belts are supposed to be changed every four years.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:11 AM   #10
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BMW recommends changing oil once a year min. Most of the low mile cars I saw were missing many services. Unless it was properly stored change all your fluids and keep an eye on leaks.
change oil ONCE a year?!?!?! did you get a ppi done?, and are you sure there is no tamper dot on the cluster?
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:41 AM   #11
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I have a squeaky belt too. I think it's the idler pulley.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:37 AM   #12
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I have a squeaky belt too. I think it's the idler pulley.
make john change it lol
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:19 PM   #13
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change oil ONCE a year?!?!?! did you get a ppi done?, and are you sure there is no tamper dot on the cluster?
Yep. Once a year min. So that's 6 oil changes even if you have only 17k miles.

I change my oil once a year as I drive less than 7500 miles a year.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:27 PM   #14
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make john change it lol
Lol I'll probably have him change it too.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:40 AM   #15
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Had that problem, chane the pulley and problem solved! Change ur belt too while u r at it. It's easy, just don't forget to take pics of the belt before u take em off.
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