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Old 02-16-2005, 06:04 PM   #3
KGB
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Hi Quack. No it's definitely mechanically rotational and is coming from the belt section. The valve would sound different, I guess. It starts after the car warms up, first I noticed it about 2 of weeks ago when waiting in traffic, now it's almost all the time. When it is making noise, you can even feel the vibrations transmitted to the gear shiftknob. When pushing the gas it goes away, stopping and pulling on the fan blades, it goes away too. Thanks for the info about the water pump, if it hasn't been replaced yet and has plastic impelers, I will ask to replace it anyway.

Gosh, only 3 months of having this bimmer and quite a few things that have to be fixed!!! Several years ago I drove a '91 Isuzu Stylus for a couple of years, simple as a brick, and never failed on me! Are bimmers supposed to be like that?
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