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The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 09-30-2011, 09:44 AM
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Unusual engine sound

I have a 535xi and have noticed a rather loud mid pitched hum/buzz that emanates from the passenger side of the engine bay about midway in the area of the heat shield located there. Is not that noticeable with all the doors and windows closed while inside but is quite loud when standing outside the car with the engine running. Is not present when I start the car but something "turns on" as I drive and the noise develops. If I turn off the engine and restart it, the noise disappears. Thought it might be the AC compressor but it develops even if the AC is off. Had the dealer check it out and they stated it was a loose heat shield and tightened it but the noise persists. They car runs perfectly but I never really noticed the sound being this loud before. Has anybody else noticed this? Just wondering if this is normal ... sorry about the wall of text
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:15 AM
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Hard to know what you mean exactly. A video would really help.
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:50 AM
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Thanks. I recorded the sound. WIll try and upload.
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