E36 318ic loud engine idle
I just signed up to the forum and decided to get involved in the nitty gritty of my car. I've got a 95 318ic and its gettin old and has a couple things that are starting to act up, but i'd like to see if i can get people's advice on here on what it might be.
First, my engine sounds louder when its idle. Everything is still smooth there doesnt seem to be a performance impact, but the engine is considerably louder when im parked stationary. The interesting part is that when i first start the car up and let it warm up, it sounds normal. THen after i drive it for a little bit and then put it in idle it sounds loud. I cant hear it when im actually driving becuase of the ambiant sounds of the road.
Second, my steering wheel shakes when i brake between about 40mph to 25mph. Could this be an alignment issue? Or something wrong with my steering column? I had my steering column replaced last spring.
Any ideas would give me a good idea of what might be wrong before i take it to the mechanic.