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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 03-06-2010, 05:39 PM
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E46 Engine Sound Problem

Hey guys,

I noticed lately that the sound of the engine is unusual, it's kinda high, I don't think it was like that a couple of months ago.
I have another problem, that might be connected to it; I keep getting the sign telling I need to check the oil level showing up seconds after I start the car, even though I had changed the oil a couple of days ago and the oil level seems good, I had that sign showing up for a while now; since about 3-5 months; the first time it came out, I think I had had about 5-7k miles on the car since the last oil change ( which was done at the dealer), so I added some oil because it was kinda low, but the sign kept showing up when so after few k miles I did an oil change myself, and it wouldn't stop showing up, so a couple of days ago ( after 3-4k miles) I did another oil change ( w/out changing the filter this time ) and it still shows up at the start up; the car might be consuming oil but not like crazy I think.

anyone has an idea of what's going on with the car, or why the engine sound is high?

I was thinking about taking it to the dealer to see what's going on but I though I can ask her first.
Your help is very appreciated.
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:41 PM
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The yellow oil light coming on every time you start and turning off is a faulty sensor if your oil level is good.

The high sound might be a pulley.
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