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Old 07-02-2012, 01:38 PM
ali.allo ali.allo is offline
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Location: San Jose, CA
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Mein Auto: E36 1996 328i convertible
Hi guys !

Thanks for all your leads, I'll go later today to get the problem diagnose at Shell (the guy from where I bought the car is in leave till July, 19th...).

I'll give them your opinions.

Kdoherty: yes, I don't understand neither how the starter still does the job... Seems like the engine revs smoothly.

dc_wrigh, ZeGerman: I don't think it is the timing chain tensioner, the engine revs smoothly and the noise come from the right back side of the engine.

granlund: I definetly hope it is not something to do with the vales/intake manifold

So if it's an engine problem, I'll have to wait 3 weeks for the guy to come back from holidays (it sold me the car with an engine warranty of 30 days). What do you think is best while is leave, should I send him a registered mail to take date of the problem?
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