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Old 12-02-2014, 05:24 PM
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Loud Engine

I've Heard That An E34 was supposed to be very quiet and comfortable. And my E34 is very comfortable just not quiet.. It's a 6 cylinder so why is it so loud. And it's not good loud..
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Old 12-02-2014, 05:33 PM
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What do you mean loud? Ticking? Exhaust leak loud? Maybe shoot a video and post it to your thread and we could tell you what is up.

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Old 12-02-2014, 05:35 PM
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What do you mean loud? Ticking? Exhaust leak loud? Maybe shoot a video and post it to your thread and we could tell you what is up.

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Just a running loud sound..? Not exhaust it ticking just belts loud I guess. It's kind of embarrassing.
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Old 12-02-2014, 05:35 PM
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Ok well can you shoot a video and post it? Hard to tell you why.

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Old 12-02-2014, 05:36 PM
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Yeah. Just gotta figure out how to post a vid!
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Old 12-02-2014, 06:55 PM
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Could be a culmination of many moving parts, both internal (valves, rods, lifters, injectors) and external (tensioner pulley, alternator, etc.) that are contributing to your loud engine. The symphony of 19 year old parts gets a little loud sometimes.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:58 PM
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Could be a culmination of many moving parts, both internal (valves, rods, lifters, injectors) and external (tensioner pulley, alternator, etc.) that are contributing to your loud engine. The symphony of 19 year old parts gets a little loud sometimes.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:51 PM
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I would guess it's either a worn belt, bad tensioner, bad ac compressor, power steering pump, or alternator, that makes the racket in conjuction with the fan and belt spinning. An "embarrassing" sound is the power steering pump squeal, as the belt slips or whatever. That can get pretty loud.

You really have to walk around the car as it's running, open the hood, look inside, and identify the source of the sound. They actually sell special automotive stethoscopes that you can use to pinpoint sounds. You can get them at auto parts stores. (I don't use one - but I know they have them).
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:54 PM
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True. It's not really a squeal just Idk.. Haha it runs like a champ! Idles perfect! Actually hit 194k today. Click image for larger version

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Old 12-03-2014, 09:20 AM
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Distance or kph?
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:30 AM
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