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Old 03-31-2014, 09:20 AM   #1
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Air intake noise. Strange.

I've been getting this strange sound when I rev my engine. I have a 320i e46.
The only way I can describe it is... It sounds like a donkey. Only happens as I rev, once the revs are up the sound goes away.
Instead of the car going: vroom vroom, it goes: haw haw.
It still has power but it's just really annoying.
Please help.


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Old 03-31-2014, 09:26 AM   #2
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produce a video with sound showing the behavior described on your opening post.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:27 AM   #3
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Stop making a ass outta your car dude.

Sounds like your proberly leaking air. Possibly torn boot?
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Having trouble uploading videos. This is Africa.


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Old 03-31-2014, 11:38 AM   #5
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Stop making a ass outta your car dude.

Sounds like your proberly leaking air. Possibly torn boot?
My first thought, OP definitely needs to post a vid for this though.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:51 AM   #6
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Will do. ASAP


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Here is the link to the video:



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Sounds like a leak to me no? Might be a tear in the boot as I mentioned. YES?
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I'm taking it apart this weekend. Will update then. Thanks for the input!


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Old 03-31-2014, 12:34 PM   #10
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Jesus, it does sound like a donkey!
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