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#1 (permalink) Old 10-11-2004, 07:48 PM
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my car just recently started making a noise between 4500 and 5000 rpm's and it sounds like there are little rocks flying up and hitting my car but there arn't. I really want to know what might be wrong with it. could it be a sign of the engine going bad? or could it be a bearing? please someone help cause i really want to fix it befopre it could get worse
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need more info. can you narrow down where in the engine bay it sounds like the noise is coming from?
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lol it doesnt seem like its ur engine, what happens if u rev ur engine that high while at a stop, does it still happen?
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yeah it still happens while sitting and the noise is directly from the engine right at the spark plugs from what i could tell.
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if it happens from a standstill, either something is vibrating a lot, or ur engines going.. i may not know what im talking about, but if i were u i woudlnt be too calm about it
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i would definetly take it to a bmw shop asap! if i were u.
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and don't drive unless u really have to. u don't want it to get worse.
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Dont freak out... just dont drive it that high in the RMP range untill you can get her fixed... take her to a mech.. and work from there.. you will probably come to find its something smaller than the entire engine failing...

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