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Old 03-14-2005, 05:47 AM
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Mein Auto: 318i
Originally Posted by gitpicker
New owner - 2002 325I. auto 27,000 miles. Are these normal noises?

1. The first 5-10 minutes after starting, I have some lifter noise. Sounds a bit like a diesel engine, then I will get a tick-tick-tick sound once in a while when cold.
I'll second Artslinger - for the first few minutes in cold weather, the engine note is very rattly and spitty. My engine has a lot of valvetrain noise anyway (it's a Valvetronic) but this is noticeably louder than normal, warmed-up operation.
2. I have an electrical sounding whine coming from the bottom rear of car. Possible fuel pump problem, or are they loud normally?
Mine is loud when the fuel load is low. Solution? Fill up .
3. When I first put my car in reverse in the morning, I hear a slight bell-like clank noise!
Are you at a dead stop when this happens? If I am a bit quick selecting reverse and the car is still rolling forward, the shift to R is delayed, and is accompanied by a mild audible complaint. When dead stopped, the shift is quick, and noiseless.
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