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Old 03-19-2007, 09:37 PM   #1
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01 330i Problem

Hi Guys

My friend just got a black 01 330I and whenever he starts the car there seems to be a clicking noise coming from the engine. You can hear the noise in a constant rythm as soon as you put on the gas. It kind of sounds like "a card in the spokes of a bike"

I was just wondering if anyone might know of a problem with this type of thing?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 03-20-2007, 08:43 AM   #2
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Sounds like its knocking? What kind of fuel did you put in there?

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Old 03-20-2007, 08:46 AM   #3
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Is he low on oil?
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:22 AM   #4
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it could be the pulleys...or if the water pump bearings r screwed, it could be 01 325 made the same noise whenever i start the car specially when it was cold...i got my pulleys , water pump and the belts changed, everything seems to be fine..
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Old 03-24-2007, 04:38 PM   #5
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It might be the ignition key sticking and continuing to fire the starter motor? I had that issue with an e36 years ago and went through 3 starters motors until the entire ignition and key assembly was replaced.

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