E90Post
 


VIBE Motorsports
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > What belt is this?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-08-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
aleksl
Dinan 2
Montenegro
1

 
Drives: 2008 BMW 335i sedan
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Calgary, Canada


Posts: 91
iTrader: (0)

What belt is this?

It's cracked and it's making a chirping noise. Just started. Going to take it in but wanted to know if anyone knew what belt this was. It's just under the intake/filter housing on the driver side. (2008 335)

Thanks.
Attached Images
   
__________________
2008 335i
Premium | Sport | 12mm rear spacers | Dinan Stage2 |
Appreciate 0
      10-08-2012, 05:33 PM   #2
mike-y
just another bmw douche bag
United_States
36

 
Drives: 1.9L of fury
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA


Posts: 3,398
iTrader: (4)

hard to tell from the pics, but it's probably the serpentine belt. does it appear to drive more than one accessory?
Appreciate 0
      10-08-2012, 05:42 PM   #3
aleksl
Dinan 2
Montenegro
1

 
Drives: 2008 BMW 335i sedan
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Calgary, Canada


Posts: 91
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mike-y View Post
hard to tell from the pics, but it's probably the serpentine belt. does it appear to drive more than one accessory?
Yes it does drive the alternator and goes further down into the bay. I looked and found this on another site, and I think you're right, it's the serpentine.

The crack is pretty significant. Not sure if I should drive to work the way it is. Hope it's covered by OEM 4 yr warranty.
Attached Images
 
__________________
2008 335i
Premium | Sport | 12mm rear spacers | Dinan Stage2 |
Appreciate 0
      10-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #4
cmyk
resident girl.
United_States
21

 
cmyk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335i
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas


Posts: 1,016
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335i  [4.38]
Yes it should be covered. And I definitely would not drive the car. I would have the dealership come pick it up. If it fails completely you could do some damage to surrounding parts, and would be stranded.
__________________


2008 E90 335i // Black Everything // photos
COBB tuned / QTP e-cutouts / Helix FMIC / cp-e DCI / AWE BOVs / Black M6 wheels + Toyo Proxes
(and yes, I am a girl)
Appreciate 0
      10-08-2012, 06:36 PM   #5
ndog14
Banned
United_States
26

 
Drives: E90 328xi 6MT
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA


Posts: 1,746
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmyk View Post
Yes it should be covered. And I definitely would not drive the car. I would have the dealership come pick it up. If it fails completely you could do some damage to surrounding parts, and would be stranded.
+1, if the dealership won't tow, use AAA. If you don't have AAA front the expense and bill the dealership because that belt is obviously covered under the factory warranty, then get AAA or join the BMW CCA ($40 yearly), 25 miles free towing.
Appreciate 0
      10-08-2012, 06:50 PM   #6
E90_boostjunky
Lieutenant Colonel
27

 
E90_boostjunky's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 335I E90 SGM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: USA, IL


Posts: 1,625
iTrader: (1)

It's the serpentine belt, mine was extremely worn and I didn't know. I was driving on a 2 hour road trip, and it snapped on the highway and destroyed my fan, that cools down the engine because it got tangled up inside it. It was a mess. I had a 2200$ bill at the end of the day. Get it towed don't risk it!
Appreciate 0
      10-09-2012, 10:44 AM   #7
Blackhawk36
Lieutenant
United_States
6

 
Blackhawk36's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i 6MT No iDrive
Join Date: May 2009
Location: MD


Posts: 523
iTrader: (0)

The repair should only be about $150 if it isn't covered. The belt is about $60 and it takes about 20 minutes to replace but the dealer will charge and hour. Hopefully it isn't cracked from banging on the front suspension carrier. The warranty doesn't cover that even though the fix is a redesigned left engine mount.
Appreciate 0
      10-09-2012, 12:57 PM   #8
aleksl
Dinan 2
Montenegro
1

 
Drives: 2008 BMW 335i sedan
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Calgary, Canada


Posts: 91
iTrader: (0)

October 31 is soonest they can get it in.

I sent pics to the service manager to ask what they think of it.
__________________
2008 335i
Premium | Sport | 12mm rear spacers | Dinan Stage2 |
Appreciate 0
      10-10-2012, 03:01 PM   #9
nogard13
Second Lieutenant
5

 
nogard13's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 325i
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Durham


Posts: 220
iTrader: (0)

It's actually pretty easy to do it yourself, if you can't get into the dealer until the end of the month. All you need is a long pry-bar and a 17mm socket.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:40 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST