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Old 10-06-2012, 06:39 PM
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Cackling noise from engine

Hello everyone. I am a new member to this forum and I have a question. I am the second owner of a 2000 328i BMW. About a month ago I started hearing a "cackling" sound from the engine when I accelerate (just at the end of 1st gear and the beginning of 2nd gear; it is an automatic). The sound seems to be more frequent now. Any ideas what this may be? I buy only premium gas. I drive an avg speed of 65 mph 99% of the time and I change oil at 7,500 miles
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:38 PM
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Hello everyone. I am a new member to this forum and I have a question. I am the second owner of a 2000 328i BMW. About a month ago I started hearing a "cackling" sound from the engine when I accelerate (just at the end of 1st gear and the beginning of 2nd gear; it is an automatic). The sound seems to be more frequent now. Any ideas what this may be? I buy only premium gas. I drive an avg speed of 65 mph 99% of the time and I change oil at 7,500 miles
Aside from the fact that you are changing your oil about 5000 miles too early I don't know why you're geting this sound.
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Hello everyone. I am a new member to this forum and I have a question. I am the second owner of a 2000 328i BMW. About a month ago I started hearing a "cackling" sound from the engine when I accelerate (just at the end of 1st gear and the beginning of 2nd gear; it is an automatic). The sound seems to be more frequent now. Any ideas what this may be? I buy only premium gas. I drive an avg speed of 65 mph 99% of the time and I change oil at 7,500 miles

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