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Old 09-28-2008, 04:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys.. good to be a bmw owner..

well i bought my first Bmw its a 318ci 2000 , i have a very annoying problem..

the door rubber seal is worn out.. and the car starts to whistles after 70Kmph.

i cant find any spare part for it here in Kuwait.. or on the net .. any ideas where i can find it ?

one more issue.. the car vibrates . when i put it to D or R it vibrates more. on P its kinda ok.. if i turn the a/c off its better. but still vibrates.. could you point me to what to check first?

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Hi, I would say for your door seal you will have to go to a dealer or a breakers, Now as for the vibration I would say its something to do with:

1. propshaft ( which you will have to get the car on a hoist ) there are bushes that wear.

2. check your fan under the hood is running true and has all its blades and doesnt wobble from side to side.

3. One of the engine mounts is worn or broken.

4. could be the a/c compressor worn

So to sum up get someone to sit in the car and go through the drives while you observe under the hood. If all is well there, you will have to get it up in the air and do the same.
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Hi, I would say for your door seal you will have to go to a dealer or a breakers, Now as for the vibration I would say its something to do with:

1. propshaft ( which you will have to get the car on a hoist ) there are bushes that wear.

2. check your fan under the hood is running true and has all its blades and doesnt wobble from side to side.

3. One of the engine mounts is worn or broken.

4. could be the a/c compressor worn

So to sum up get someone to sit in the car and go through the drives while you observe under the hood. If all is well there, you will have to get it up in the air and do the same.
thnx for your replay..

the fan is ok.. i changed the engine mounts (both of them) the vibration was reduced but not eliminated.. one guy told me it could be the gear mounts. could he be correct?

and one more thing.. when i turn the a/c on there is this whining sound.. it goes faster as i accelerate .. i think its the ac compressor. does it have anything to do with the vibration ? and what could be causing that sound? is it time to change the compressor ?

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I think a door seal should pack up small enough to post so Car Parts: Car Breakers, Used Car Parts and Engines, 4x4, Gearboxes, Ford and Volvo Auto Parts or The Parts Gateway: Find A Part who specialise in secondhand BMW parts.
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thnx for your replay..

the fan is ok.. i changed the engine mounts (both of them) the vibration was reduced but not eliminated.. one guy told me it could be the gear mounts. could he be correct?

and one more thing.. when i turn the a/c on there is this whining sound.. it goes faster as i accelerate .. i think its the ac compressor. does it have anything to do with the vibration ? and what could be causing that sound? is it time to change the compressor ?

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The compressor does sound suspect to me,yes it would cause vibration if the pulley is wobbles about even the smallest amout, as for the gearbox mounts youll have to get her up in the air.
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