Well now when i rev up my car and im under the hood i can hear a grinding noise
right by the vanos unit.. you dont hear it at idle but when you rev it up it sounds like
a gear isnt grabing. can the vanos unit break , i know i cant fix it. i think im screwed ghead
hey I also agree with the above information, but more so the last by bitcore as my airconditioning was squling like a little bitch when the magnetic switch failed in it! only cost me about 100 bucks to fix it, and if I turned it off it stopped the noise so I would recommend taking it to a proper mechanic, but if you got a couple of days before you go; try eliminating as many differant things as you can, its possible that it could be a bearing on the belt which is on the way out, the really easy way of eliminating that problem is to get someone to start the car whle you hold a screwdriver "a long long one" on the center of each bearing then put your ear on the end of the screwdiver, it will act as a "stepascope" "spelling" and you will very quckly find out wheather or not the bearing is on the way out! A bmw technicain showd me this and it does work!, however in saying that if your not mechanicly minded, just take it to some one that is!!! I would hate to see someone loose there fingeres in that fan
hope you solve this prob and kep us posted on what it is!!
Get the garage to check that every thing is nice and tight. I know they develop problems between 60 and 70k miles so it might be time for some new belts.
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