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Tiko530 10-09-2012 08:33 PM

Strange noise from 530
 
I have a 2003 530i, today while parked in the driveway I noticed a very low but audible noise coming from the front when I was in the car. It sounded almost like an airplane powering up to take off, it would increase in pitch for a few seconds stay flat then lower in pitch and go away, and would repeat itself a few times. I'm assuming it was some sort of vacuum noise. Very low volume but definitely audible in a quite setting with the radio off, I noticed it again while driving the vehicle later.

Is this a normal noise or something I should be concerned about?

16valex 10-10-2012 04:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tiko530 (Post 7124179)
I have a 2003 530i, today while parked in the driveway I noticed a very low but audible noise coming from the front when I was in the car. It sounded almost like an airplane powering up to take off, it would increase in pitch for a few seconds stay flat then lower in pitch and go away, and would repeat itself a few times. I'm assuming it was some sort of vacuum noise. Very low volume but definitely audible in a quite setting with the radio off, I noticed it again while driving the vehicle later.

Is this a normal noise or something I should be concerned about?

It's your aux fan doing its job, nothing to worry about, perfectly normal.

Tiko530 10-10-2012 07:39 PM

Thanks, good to know. I've become paranoid ever since I bought this car.


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