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AndriesMaritz 06-23-2019 04:31 AM

BMW F30 2012 328i A/T Making Loud Whining Noise
 
Good day.

I urgently need advice please. About three days ago early morning my wife and I left to gym and we put the heater on because it was cold. The Coolant Level warning light came on so we went to the closest petrol station and checked the coolant level, but it was at the max level. We then started the vehicle and then the warning went away. The next day it was the same story, but in the evening I noticed when accelerating a whining noise would come from the engine bay. At first I thought its normal and something I had not noticed before. But this morning after a training session I drove back home the noise persisted and I accelerated more to see if it will go away, but then it started to become a lot worse. I will post a video shortly if anyone can please help me.

I am planning to go to BMW tomorrow, but I am so concerned so I am deciding to post on here today. Any advice will be appreciated. I have put the AC off and all the fans it makes no difference. Even if the vehicle is in Neutral and I rev the car it makes this crazy sound. The vehicle has over 100 000km and is out of warranty unfortunately.

Thank you very much.

AndriesMaritz 06-23-2019 04:40 AM

Here is the video as promised
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5s4sOSbZgU

adhrp 06-23-2019 06:39 AM

You might want to go over to this website and read about the timing chain issue: https://bmwtechnician.com/2016/08/07...omment-page-1/

AndDown 06-23-2019 10:12 AM

Agreed, sounds like the timing chain. OP, get this fixed ASAP to avoid a blown engine! I would have it flat bedded to the dealership rather than risk breaking the timing chain.

namelessman 06-23-2019 10:35 PM

To OP, this sounds like a N20/N26 timing chain issue that is covered for 7 years/70000 miles for your 2012 328i, so bring the car to dealer service bay and ask the foreman to diagnose.

adhrp 06-24-2019 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by namelessman (Post 13035433)
To OP, this sounds like a N20/N26 timing chain issue that is covered for 7 years/70000 miles for your 2012 328i, so bring the car to dealer service bay and ask the foreman to diagnose.

Since OP mentioned KM, I think he is not in the US. I believe the extended warranty is limited to the US market and won't apply to the OP, which is unfortunate because his odo comes in at under 70k miles.

namelessman 06-24-2019 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adhrp (Post 13035703)
Since OP mentioned KM, I think he is not in the US. I believe the extended warranty is limited to the US market and won't apply to the OP, which is unfortunate because his odo comes in at under 70k miles.

Oh well, hopefully OP can get some goodwill help from BMW corporate in his locale. This TC issue does seem like something that BMW should take care of.


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