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Old 06-11-2013, 10:33 AM
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2 Concerns with '13 328i...

Hi there,

My '13 328i has about 3k miles on it. There are two things that I am concerned with and wanted to get opinions if I am overreacting.

- When i push the start button, it starts right away, but just before it does i hear a squeel almost. Sounds like it could be a belt but it is just before startup. It sounds weird, but there are no issues with startup at all.

- I was showing off to my wife and hit the gas pretty good on my way back to our house. When I got there, i saw smoke coming out from the top of the hood. It went away fairly quickly and my assumption is that this is chalked up to engine break-in.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 06-11-2013, 10:47 AM
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- Watch/listen for the squeal getting louder/longer over time. If it is slight, BMW SA will say "could not duplicate."

- You don't want them trying to duplicate the smoking hood. Try to duplicate it yourself first...if it smokes again, pop the hood and smell.
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