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Old 05-12-2008, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Strange engine noise

I own a stock E36 94 318i, it is now making a strange noise like a jet engine when accelerating over 2000 RPM. This has developed over the last 4 - 5 weeks. Does any one have any ideas?
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More info km/miles what kind of noise etc.
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can you localize the noise? does it do it in every gear?
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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When you say like a jet, do you mean a whistle and more of a roar?
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Stange engine noise

sorry for not enough information, the noise is similar to a whistle, mileage is 245000kms, but am not able to localise any more as it only appears when in gear and accelerating through all gears
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hey bemmer46 sounds like u have an air leak somewhere can but tricky to find, but ill show u a trick. bye a bottle or two of carb cleaner or brake clean spray cans, turn on the engine like it idle, then start spraying around the engine , like around any air hoses, throttle body , around the intake, now what u looking for is to hear the idle drop all of a sudden, when u do try it again ,se where u spray when the idle drops, and find ur air leak... ok, good luck..
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Thanks for the tip, will give it a try
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^ just so you know my 635 actually revved up and didnt drop when i tryed this....
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