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Old 03-10-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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Exclamation Help please!

I was just driving home and I started hearing a weird noise, pulled into my driveway and popped the hood. This is what I am hearing, any help would be much appreciated! Sounds like it's coming from right under the oil filter housing. Also, no SES lights or anything came up, car felt fine driving the last little bit home too. Thanks a lot guys.


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Old 03-10-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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not sure but subbing just in case i hear this in my car - i'd like to hear the problem/resolution
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:07 PM   #3
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Sounds like a pulley is going bad or something.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:22 PM   #4
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i cant even think of what it might be, its super loud it seems right by the belt where i put the camera but i dont really know because of how loud it is
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:34 PM   #5
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probably a pulley. check them out asap so they dont seize and leave you standed. should replace all of them while youre in there so you dont have to worry about them. idler, tensioner, and ac tensioner.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:03 PM   #6
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so 08/2001 is my production date correct? sorry I'm still learning lol
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:06 PM   #7
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:09 PM   #8
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is this what i should order? anything else i would need or is this everything? idler pulley isnt included but im assuming i need that too

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325...elt/ES2593604/
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:26 PM   #9
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i wanna order parts tomorrow if this is whats wrong, anyone wanna verify what im getting?? im going to throw in the idler pulley as well becuase i assume that needs replacing.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:10 PM   #10
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My car sounded like that about 6 months back and it turned out to be the water pump. This I knew because I had already replaced all the pulley's and belts and the noise was still there. The bearing on the pump was bad and it sounded nearly identical.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:41 PM   #11
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My car sounded like that about 6 months back and it turned out to be the water pump. This I knew because I had already replaced all the pulley's and belts and the noise was still there. The bearing on the pump was bad and it sounded nearly identical.
is it a terrible idea to drive it until the parts show up?
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I drove my car from May until September before I replaced the pump with no issues. I don't recommend doing it my way but I don't think it would hurt anything. Just for comparison, here is my noise from my car:

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I drove my car from May until September before I replaced the pump with no issues. I don't recommend doing it my way but I don't think it would hurt anything. Just for comparison, here is my noise from my car:

so were you good once you replaced the water pump? since in the video you said you were told the water pump was fine? thanks for the replies man!
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is this what i should order? anything else i would need or is this everything? idler pulley isnt included but im assuming i need that too

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325...elt/ES2593604/
If cost is at all important to you, then don't go to ECS. Try RMEuropean or BMA parts, or OEMBimmerParts.
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so were you good once you replaced the water pump? since in the video you said you were told the water pump was fine? thanks for the replies man!
Oh yeah I replaced the water pump and everything is fine. I went with OEM Saleri. $60 from AutohausAz.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:40 PM   #16
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does this look good pre water pump??
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Sir. You need to buy everything in my cooling link. See my sig. Search my username for a recent pulley thread i did to find out which pulleys you need (that info is also in my cooling thread)

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Sir. You need to buy everything in my cooling link. See my sig. Search my username for a recent pulley thread i did to find out which pulleys you need (that info is also in my cooling thread)

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thanks I checked it out. I placed the order before seeing your post. but I feel like I got everything as far as pulleys and belts go with what I just ordered right?
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Do you have a history of cooling system work on your car? If not it will be a good time to go ahead and replace other necessary items. Water pump, thermostat, upper and lower hoses, expansion tank... stuff like that. Mango's link in his sig has all the necessary parts and the associated numbers.
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Do you have a history of cooling system work on your car? If not it will be a good time to go ahead and replace other necessary items. Water pump, thermostat, upper and lower hoses, expansion tank... stuff like that. Mango's link in his sig has all the necessary parts and the associated numbers.
no history. car was previously owned by an older man that was a dentist. so he never had to replace anything on it. but after I do all the pulleys and belts when they show up (hopefully by wednesday) then ill look into ordering the rest of the cooling system. haha I just got wheels/tires/coilovers/tails/LEDs/and more in the past couple weeks. maybe she was upset about all the cosmetics an wanted some maintenance!
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