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      08-01-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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318D - Sounding grim

Hi guys,

I've had a good search on the forums, but struggled to find anything matching my problem.

I've a 57plate 318D. 76k with a full service history.

Whilst idling, it sounds ok, but under load, it starts to sound really rattley. My (no expert!!) thoughts are that it sounds like bearings going. It's diffinately related to engine speed.

Is there anything I can check/rule out/brace myself for?

Appreciate your thoughts.
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Perhaps one of the auxiliary belt pulleys. Should be inexpensive enough, if that's the case.
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if you can get someone to rev it and have a look in the engine bay to see where the noise is coming from

If you can get a sound clip then post on here if someone can advise
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      08-02-2012, 11:28 AM   #4
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Cheers - will bravely ask my mrs to rev it... Actually might be safer if she films!
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Yeah, needs to be heard. Could be as simple as a rattling heatshield by the cat / downpipes but it could also be the timing chain which is weak on the N47 engine and is a bastard (engine out) to fix.
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A bit of a bump for this.

I took the car to Sytner Solihull for a service (90k oil and filters had been quoted 250, ended up being 415) and I've been advised of the following...

"Engine very noisy, suspect timing chains worn advise to repair ASAP. Approx cost. 2200 inc vat"

I know I need to Get a video up on here, but how does the cost look to others who have had this work undertaken? I know it's a dealer price, so can any recommend an indi near to Solihull?

Thanks all!
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I'd be asking for goodwill here. Timing chain at 90k is not acceptable. Do you have full BMW SH? That is the key to goodwill.

Also 415 for oil and filter? They are taking the piss. I'd get onto BMW UK and see what they can do about your timing chain issue.
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