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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 10-20-2012, 06:36 AM
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Radiator Area Noise Auxiliary Fan good/bad

I have been fighting with Dealer to check noise comes from front end after the car is driven for 20+ miles or so and when it is hot, stopped and restarted again with in 5 to 10 minutes.

Does it happen for all of you? A/C is also on at the start up. They say nothing wrong but I wanted to make sure before warranty runs out. Please let me know.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:47 AM
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What kind of noise, grinding, squeeling... A/C compressors usually start to make a mild grinding sound when they start to fail
and its usually the clutch. Does it do it with the A/C off? The 535 has so much going on up there however. So it could be a
variety of things. Oil cooler failures are common, but no known noises prior to. If its audible in the cabin with windows up
then it should be an easy fix for the dealer.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:19 AM
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Sounds like a hovercraft or airplane taking off. It happens with A/C on. Cool air comes though!
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