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low speed whine problem?

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Does anyone else's '02 325i do this?

A lot of times after driving the bimmer moderately hard, I hear a whine while accelerating in the low speed range from stop. I have the steptronic and around 1st and 2nd gears, it whines but clears up when the car is going faster. The whine almost sounds like rushing air. I'm not sure what it is. The car sort of feels less powerful but that could just be my imagination since the usual engine noises I'm accustomed to are different.

Any ideas?
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You stated that the problem occurred in hot weather and with the A/C on...

Is a good way to check to see if this is my situation is to turn off my A/C when I hear it? Would it go away then? I can't turn off the hot weather here in Texas though. :)
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