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      12-28-2013, 08:06 AM   #1

Drives: E92 325i
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Car drives like trash, weird rattle sound

Hey everyone,

My car (E92, 325i, 2.5L) came up with a weird rattling sound today from the engine bay that won't go away.

Any ideas ?

On another note:

The car drives like crap for ages, but that was already before that sound appeared. I'm fu*** sick of this garbage service that BMW is offering in Thailand, I've lived in various different countries and always went with a BMW specifically for it's reliability and servicing and I have never been so disappointed like in Thailand.

I went in for maintenance and servicing a trillion times due to very poor engine performance, this was when my car was still under warranty and they never changed anything, only clean this, clean that which never helped in any way they even showed me the errors on the computer (Cylinder X misfiring) but wouldn't do anything about it, is there any place where you can file a complaint about a BMW dealer ?

/Rant end
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      12-28-2013, 11:15 AM   #2
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If that's an N53 engine (which I think it is) then the noise is normal and nothing to worry about. All down to the direct (piezo) injectors...
E92 pre-LCI 325i - Ohlins R&T; H&R spacers; M3 strut brace; Swift thrust sheets; BMS clutch stop; BMS CDV; RE g/box mounts; Saikoumichi OCC; K&N; Cyba scoops; BMW Perf Exhaust; M3 rear spoiler; Recaro Sportster CSs; M3 white dash LEDs; LED Angels; LED side repeaters; BMW Perf black grille; CSL reps; SSDD carbon diffuser; Monster Wrap black roof/clear front
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      12-28-2013, 02:53 PM   #3

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sounds a little bit like lifter tick. as for your car driving poorly, that shouldnt be the cause of it
2007 TiAg 328xi: AA Tune, AFE intake, Full exhaust, 335xi Brakes, H&R RSB, UUC FSB, H&R Sports, Billy Sports...BBS SR 17x8

1985 Gazelle Beige 325e: Poly everything, e24 3.25 LSD, 225 lb weight reduction, Corbeau FX1, Shifter machined by me, roll bar, harness, all the other goodies. My "Racecar"...15x7 BBS RA
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