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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 03-20-2014, 04:43 AM
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Vibration while Idiling and driving

My 2008 528i vibrates while idling and presently has done so while driving.....Can anyone tell me why this is happening?
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:48 AM
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Could be the Exhaust.

There is a SIB that goes over and makes changes to hertz of the exhaust frequency.

This may be your issue? I believe it's what I am hearing, it's really faint.

Here is what another user posted and his dealer's fix/comments:

"Service Bulletin 18 02 08

Customer may complain of a slight vibration and/or droning noise when the vehicle is idling in park, neutral, drive and reverse when engine is at operating temperature.


CAUSE
Insufficient vibration dampening of the exhaust system.


PROCEDURE
1.Verify the complaint. Vibration/droning is most prevalent when engine is at operating temperature.

2.Remove the lower bracket for the exhaust system. If droning/vibration is gone, proceed to step three. If vibration/droning still exists with the lower bracket removed; continue troubleshooting exhaust/driveline for other causes or conditions

3.Remove complete bracket assembly and replace it with the bracket (1) PN 18 20 7 521 346 using two new ASA bolts (PN 07 12 9 905 417. Tighten to 21Nm.
Install front pipe bracket (1) PN 18 20 7 521 347 with four rubber bushings (2) (PN 18 20 7 546 579) to the new 346 bracket with two ASA bolts (PN 07 12 9 904 559) and two nuts (PN 07 12 9 904 580). Tighten down to 21Nm

After performing this procedure the vehicle will exhibit the same amount of normal driveline vibration as a comparably equipped E60 with a M54 or N52 engine."




Now what follows is the exact wording from the invoice of what the dealer did to repair my car:

"Insufficient vibration dampening of the exhaust system. As per service bulletin 18 02 08, verified vibration, removed lower bracket from exhaust system, vibration no longer present, removed and replaced complete exhaust bracket assembly and replaced exhaust vibration dampener, test drove vehicle OK. Defect Code: 18 11 00 39 00 Labor op: 18 99 000"
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:49 PM
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Would this be metal-clanging sound that comes and goes when idling?

My wife's car will do this on the rare occasion...
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:17 PM
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Would this be metal-clanging sound that comes and goes when idling?

My wife's car will do this on the rare occasion...
You may want to read the idle vibration thread below. And contribute if the problem is same.
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:27 PM
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You may want to read the idle vibration thread below. And contribute if the problem is same.
I don't believe that's the issue with hers. It's an 08' 528i auto by the way...

This sounds like two pieces of sheet metal banging gently together when parked and idling. It only happens on the rare occasion, and usually for a short time. No vibrations of any kind can be felt, so I doubt it's motor mounts. I believe it may happen more in the hot summer temps when the A/C is cycling. It's done this since we bought the car 3 years ago with 50k on the clock. (Coming up on 100k now...) To be honest, it's not much of an issue - I just read the thread title and was interested.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:52 AM
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I don't believe that's the issue with hers. It's an 08' 528i auto by the way...

This sounds like two pieces of sheet metal banging gently together when parked and idling. It only happens on the rare occasion, and usually for a short time. No vibrations of any kind can be felt, so I doubt it's motor mounts. I believe it may happen more in the hot summer temps when the A/C is cycling. It's done this since we bought the car 3 years ago with 50k on the clock. (Coming up on 100k now...) To be honest, it's not much of an issue - I just read the thread title and was interested.
Sorry I meant to direct my post @OP.

In your case is that clamping noise is like a cricket noise that usually happen at cold start?

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Sorry I meant to direct my post @OP.

In your case is that clamping noise is like a cricket noise that usually happen at cold start?

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Nope. Sounds like sheet metal rattling. Probably the exhaust brackets referenced earlier.
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