Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E46 (1999 - 2006)

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-27-2016, 08:27 AM
chris2016 chris2016 is offline
Registered User
Location: Ireland
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 2
Mein Auto: 316i
316i with no power and rattling noise when driving

Hi Guys,

Having problems with the car. 316i 1.8 petrol.

The Engine light came on and there is barely any power.

Makes a rattling, scratching noise when pushed to about 3k revs but goes no more.

Have no code reader to read anything yet.

thanks for the help.
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 08-27-2016, 09:31 AM
lgr122 lgr122 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Finland
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,514
Mein Auto: '00 e46 M43, '05 e87 M47
Get your timing chain checked by good mechanic.
Common problem in those N-series engines and can lead to complete engine destruction.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-27-2016, 11:15 AM
chris2016 chris2016 is offline
Registered User
Location: Ireland
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 2
Mein Auto: 316i
Seems to happen after a drive. i.e when the engine is hot.
Reply With Quote
Reply

See More Related BMW Stories


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E46 (1999 - 2006)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms