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  1. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi Bimmerfest folks, I live in Winnipeg, Canada and am the proud owner of a BMW E53. Recently, I have been hearing this rattling noise when I start the engine. I can't figure it out if the noise is coming from a tension/idle pulley, a worn out belt, or simply the power steering pump. The noise...
  2. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi everyone, I'm looking for some serious advise, help and direction here. Back in May I had the serpentine belt, tensioner and idler pulleys replaced on my 2008 e92 335i. When the upper idler pulley was being replaced it was over tighten and stripped the threads of the aluminum block. The hole...
  3. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    About two years and 18,000 miles ago I replaced both belts on the engine as well as the Drive belt tensioner, idler pulley, and AC belt tensioner as the bearings were going bad and it just needed to be done. Fast-foward to about January of this year (6 months ago) and I started to notice some...
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