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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 09-12-2012, 07:48 AM
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Weird Noise, any ideas (with video)

Not sure how to describe the sound. It sounds like a small plane maybe?

Like a high pitch gears turning?

Only when I accelerate and the sound can be heard outside the car too, around the engine.

Give a listen, any ideas?

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Old 09-12-2012, 09:20 AM
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More information is needed for members here to aid in identifying the possible cause of the sound.

For example;
Is it auto or manual...?
How many miles...?
What was happening when the sound first started...?
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:47 AM
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Automatic.

83,000 miles. Been sounding like that for 2-3 years.

Purchased new in 2003.

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:15 AM
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Runs great...the sound bothers the heck out of me...

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:18 AM
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It`s impossible to deduce anything from 8 seconds of crappy video....
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:04 AM
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Wow...thanks dude.

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Old 09-12-2012, 12:34 PM
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Wow...thanks dude.

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Get serious, dude....that`s like asking a doctor to diagnose you by hearing you fart over the phone....
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:58 PM
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Thanks anyway....first time I've ever had such a negative response when asking for help.

Thanks for your input anyway.

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Old 09-12-2012, 02:42 PM
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Thanks anyway....first time I've ever had such a negative response when asking for help.

Thanks for your input anyway.

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Next time, try constructing your scenario in a way that will generate a more favorable response....what the hell did you expect, asking us to try and determine what`s wrong from THAT ???? You gotta be kidding me....
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:59 PM
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I get it Bob...thanks for your feedback.

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Old 09-14-2012, 12:16 PM
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Here's a couple of more videos.




at the 21 sec mark you can really hear it.

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:38 AM
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Oil level is fine...runs great...just bothers the crap out of me..

Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:12 AM
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Get serious, dude....that`s like asking a doctor to diagnose you by hearing you fart over the phone....

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