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  1. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    A bit of a warning to anyone else replacing their power steering pump. I replaced a whining power steering pump but screwed up and ran the engine with only air in the pump, wrecking the whole thing. Pelican's guide was very helpful with a tip about loosening the pulley's bolts with the...
  2. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    I'm a long time reader of the forums but this is my first time posting. I have a 2016 F36 w/xDrive and both M performance packages on it. I love driving the car (so responsive compared to my 328i) but about 6 months into owning it, I noticed a low-pitched whine that starts at 65 mph and carries...
  3. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I've been chasing a whining noise my 97 540i m62 has been making for a while. Symptom description The higher the RPM's the "faster" the "whine" sounds. The sound can be compared to a cheap remote control car sound but not so high pitched. or a Whining Transmission. At idle you cant hear it but...
  4. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hello Bimmerfest, Is it normal for a bunch of gear oil to come gushing out of the FILL plug (NOT the Drain Plug on the lower side)? has my diff been overfilled in the past? Its weird because the oil was brown and did not look near new at all. The car was leveled as well. I worry if this is...
  5. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    A new transmission (well, rebuilt) for my wife's 2014 335i (8AT) with 11K miles on the odo. About 500 miles ago, I was able to hear a whine only while backing up. It increased with speed and I took it in to the dealer and viola', rebuilt tranny time! My SA said about a week. At least we have...
  6. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Before I write about my issue, I want to apologize in advance for my ignorance when it comes to cars. When I first bought my 2011 BMW 328i, I had some issues where I would press on the gas, but the car wouldn't go anywhere. It would slowly pick up speed, and then finally kick in and go. It...
  7. X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    X3 Whine, Whistle, Bucking at Idle, Intermittent :yikes: I have a high pitched whine or whistling coming from my 2012 X3 28i. The vehicle starts to buck or shake until the engine is restarted. Take a look at this video and let me know if anyone has any suggestions on a fix? Thanks...
  8. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi everyone My E90 begines whining right after i start the engine and it keep whinging all the time even when its in Park. it sounds like metal on metal. Its more noticeable at 1500 RPM (specially in cabin) and by ascending rpm it goes to fade or less noticeable at least. (because of higher...
  9. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey everyone, My 2005 X3 recently started making this eerie howling noise. I have a notion that it is some form of bearing that is worn, but am not too sure. I took a video of the sound when driving today and posted it to youtube here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOc_jgvwiDc If anyone...
  10. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hey guys, I have a '98 323is with a few interesting problems. Looking for some advice 1.) The heat shield above exhaust is fully resting on the muffler. I was thinking of just ripping it out or buying some washers and bolting it back up. Anything negative about removing it? 2.)The driveshaft...
  11. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Please help... Apologies in advance for the length of this post. Having visited my local Indy three times over the last 8 months, and more recently the local main dealer, I am still no closer to solving an fundamental issue with my E92 2007 plate 325d M Sport Coupe (Auto), with both garages...
  12. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    So i have a 525xi that just hit 127K miles, Unfortunately it is having a few issues. The serpentine belt was recently replaced by the previous owner, and now their is a whining noise so i believe he messed something up. Ill try and describe the whine best i can, it matches the RPMS and causes...
  13. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    Hi guys, Hope someone here might be able to tell me what the hell the noise I started hearing 3 days ago is. I haven't been able to get a 'good' audio recording of it before, but finally managed something last night and this morning. As mentioned, the whine/noise started about 3 days ago, and...
  14. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Who else loves the whine? I have a 2011 328xi. It's my first BMW, leased in JAN 2012. I've always wanted a BMW and now, finally have a BMW. Love it, and will from now on drive a BMW. - love looking at it - love telling it it's awesome - love 'DS' (especially when handling the...
  15. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Sorry to bother you guys with yet another "noise" post, but I know that the car is not supposed to make this sound, and I can't seem to find anything from searching that matches up with my symptoms. The problem I am having is that I get a very high pitched whine coming from what seems to be the...
  16. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    I purchased a new 2011 X5 35d about 2 months ago. Enjoying it except for one problem. There is a noise which varies from warbling to whining which comes from somewhere in the front of the vehicle when it is moving. It seems to develop around 1300-1500 rpm as it accelerates and increases to a...
  17. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hi all - Just want to quickly intro myself and say that forums like Bimmerfest are what make the world wide web such a powerful research tool. Thnx! In the market for a new SUV. Have ruled out Q7 because of the horrific dealers in So Cal and service depts. Still considering Land Rover LR4 -...
  18. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    2003 530i. transmission fluid replaced (THAT was expensive!) and mechanic mic'd car. (Sound coming from transmission he says). Extremely irritating howl/whine, never happens in park, builds to being very loud, much worse in cold weather and when car is cold. ALMOST goes away when car is fully...
  19. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    When I start my car and turn on my heater, I hear this whine for about a minute or two. It is pretty loud and makes my car sound like it is about to fall apart. When I turn the fan off, the sound goes away, so I figure it is the fan motor or some sort of bearing in there that is going bad. Is...
  20. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hi guys/gals, I'm new to this forum but would really appreciate any thoughts regarding a new problem with my E36 (328is). The other day, my car began making a whining or grinding sound when I restarted it after driving it a few miles. The sound is very similar to this Youtube clip: My sound...
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