E90Post
 


Bimmer Retrofit
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > My e92 and the cold...



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-23-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
Dem3ern
Herro!
Dem3ern's Avatar
Germany
1
Rep
64
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: SE Michigan

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Excuse my rant - In Michigan where I live its been far below zero lately, highs have been around 15F but often when im leaving in the morning its around 0F.

I feel like my car has been making an exceptional amount of odd noises varying from countless new rattles to a strange low brake squeal (heard this the other day leaving in -10F weather). Can anyone comment about similar problems or if this has to do with the extreme cold? I just hope its not something more serious.

Also i'm assuming rattles that arise in the winter can very well go away again with warmer temps? Some of them are driving me crazy!

Sorry I needed to vent a little bit!

Last edited by Dem3ern; 01-23-2013 at 08:07 PM. Reason: Grammar - I suck at typing.
Appreciate 0
      01-23-2013, 10:32 PM   #2
sammk
Private First Class
2
Rep
173
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 328i Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Michigan

iTrader: (1)

Normal IMO.. My E46 did it, my E92 does.. Do you get a squeak-rattle hybrid noise from inside the IP cluster area...? That's the most annoying one in the E92, others I can ignore. Today I heard a new one from the HVAC vent area.. A sort of low amplitude, high frequency hum from the vents..

SE MI here as well...
__________________
Appreciate 0
      01-23-2013, 10:58 PM   #3
07lilredwagon
Lieutenant
07lilredwagon's Avatar
7
Rep
525
Posts

 
Drives: 07 328 wagon
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New York

iTrader: (0)

totally normal!...all cars do it!....when its that cold, I do the same thing!

Yeah, my e91 creaks and groans a bit....it was 7 here this morning, got way up to 21 this afternoon...tomorrow morning, it should be a balmy 2 degrees!

JP
Appreciate 0
      01-23-2013, 11:08 PM   #4
Dem3ern
Herro!
Dem3ern's Avatar
Germany
1
Rep
64
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: SE Michigan

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by sammk
Normal IMO.. My E46 did it, my E92 does.. Do you get a squeak-rattle hybrid noise from inside the IP cluster area...? That's the most annoying one in the E92, others I can ignore. Today I heard a new one from the HVAC vent area.. A sort of low amplitude, high frequency hum from the vents..

SE MI here as well...
I'm getting some light rattles from there, worst one is my passenger side c-pillar... Fitment us kinda off so hoping dealer can fix fitment and therefore fix the rattle.

However I'm glad im not the only one! As for SE MI weather I'd be okay with like 30F... 5 is a little cold.
__________________
2008 E92 335i | Fully Loaded | 6MT | Monaco Blue | Cream Beige | Titanium Shadow Trim
Appreciate 0
      01-23-2013, 11:18 PM   #5
AdrianRex
Private
0
Rep
57
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 328i X-drive
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New York, NY

iTrader: (0)

We have had similar weather here in NYC and on first startup of my car this morning, I got a warning of low tire pressure on all four wheels. I couldn't stop laughing.
Appreciate 0
      01-23-2013, 11:21 PM   #6
Envuks
Captain
Envuks's Avatar
8
Rep
718
Posts

 
Drives: '08 e92 335xi
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: MA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AdrianRex View Post
We have had similar weather here in NYC and on first startup of my car this morning, I got a warning of low tire pressure on all four wheels. I couldn't stop laughing.
This one happened to me a few months back on one of the first below freezing days. I thought it was silly too.
__________________
Jet black e92 6mt 335xi:

18" BBS RGRs, KW v1, ESS Stage 2 flash, VRSF 7" FMIC, VRSF downpipes, JG Mods m-tech front, mtec V3 AEs, BMS OCC, hardwired valentine 1, p3cars gauge, amber delete, sport seats, factory oil cooler.
Appreciate 0
      01-23-2013, 11:34 PM   #7
bling_singh
Private First Class
bling_singh's Avatar
2
Rep
195
Posts

 
Drives: '09 E92
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Southern Ontario here, it was about -15C (approx 2F) without windchill today. First winter with my car. Creaks, groans, and weird sound from the HVAC aside, I did get a warning on my idrive this morning saying the battery had discharged while the car was stopped. The first crank of the day was a slow one, and I attribute it to parking outdoors overnight. Would the same reason be true for the battery warning? 2009 335 with about 44,000km (27,000 miles). After going for a bit of a drive and the engine having warmed up, I didn't get the message again.

Also if a battery tender is needed, is there a specific make or specific setting/feature that I should be looking out for?

Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.
__________________
Wide open road, wide open throttle.
Appreciate 0
      01-23-2013, 11:43 PM   #8
Dark_Knight_335
Came to the N55 Darkside
Dark_Knight_335's Avatar
United_States
156
Rep
10,681
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 335 E93 M-Sport
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NY/NJ

iTrader: (27)

Welcome to my world. In any temperature below 50 degrees, my car sounds like a cacophonous symphony. Meh.
Appreciate 0
      01-24-2013, 12:06 AM   #9
sammy_0559
Lieutenant Colonel
sammy_0559's Avatar
United_States
47
Rep
1,946
Posts

 
Drives: e93 2008 Montego Metallic 335i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: FortWorth, Texas

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E93 335i  [1.83]
Come to texas
no issues.
Appreciate 0
      01-24-2013, 12:18 AM   #10
J-Spec Dan
shamone
J-Spec Dan's Avatar
United_States
36
Rep
2,663
Posts

 
Drives: E90 330i
Join Date: May 2011
Location: C H I C A G O

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 E90 330i  [4.08]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dem3ern View Post
Excuse my rant - In Michigan where I live its been far below zero lately, highs have been around 15F but often when im leaving in the morning its around 0F.

I feel like my car has been making an exceptional amount of odd noises varying from countless new rattles to a strange low brake squeal (heard this the other day leaving in -10F weather). Can anyone comment about similar problems or if this has to do with the extreme cold? I just hope its not something more serious.

Also i'm assuming rattles that arise in the winter can very well go away again with warmer temps? Some of them are driving me crazy!

Sorry I needed to vent a little bit!
don't worry about the extra little noises because of the cold.
__________________
BMW CCA Member 483866
Appreciate 0
      01-24-2013, 12:36 AM   #11
jonmaceng
Second Lieutenant
4
Rep
216
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 E92 335i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Mississauga

iTrader: (0)

I will chime in here, creaking noises, especially from the sunroof usually, rough idle on cold start sometimes (was -15c here today), A/C sometimes makes weird noises, sometimes sounds like ground loop/am radio noise coming out of the speakers, all these weird sounds seem to go away once the car is warmed up though. Car was super cold today, and driving off it kinda went though a power surge, where like u don't press the accelerator any harder but the engines acts like u pressed the gas.
Appreciate 0
      01-24-2013, 12:44 AM   #12
bmwforme
First Lieutenant
United_States
9
Rep
383
Posts

 
Drives: 11' Camry
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Brooklyn, NYC

iTrader: (0)

hmm this sounds much more normal... there was a post from a bunch of Californians embracing the colder weather, claiming their N54s/N55s are breathing easier and enjoying the drop in temperature..

I always thought cars ran best in warm weather, not too hot like 95+, but from say 65-85 degrees..? Really did not think they enjoyed the cold. It's obvious here though that sub freezing temperatures are no good for everybody..
__________________
19
Brooklyn, NYC
320i...
Appreciate 0
      01-24-2013, 09:54 AM   #13
335BBS
Brigadier General
Canada
42
Rep
3,607
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 335 coupe.
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sammk View Post
Normal IMO.. My E46 did it, my E92 does.. Do you get a squeak-rattle hybrid noise from inside the IP cluster area...? That's the most annoying one in the E92, others I can ignore. Today I heard a new one from the HVAC vent area.. A sort of low amplitude, high frequency hum from the vents..

SE MI here as well...
HVAC fan.....they squeek on the cold which leads to squeek in the warm which leads to replacement before 50,000 miles....common problem. Suspension creaks in the cold too. I don't like that one.
Appreciate 0
      01-24-2013, 10:17 AM   #14
anerbe
Major
12
Rep
1,248
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 S4
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: BH, MI

iTrader: (1)

Normal - my HVAC sounds like Johnny Five when it starts up during this 0F weather.
Appreciate 0
      01-24-2013, 10:29 AM   #15
jafza412
First Lieutenant
9
Rep
338
Posts

 
Drives: 335i M-Sport
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Boston, MA

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
I am in Madison, WI, and it has been around zero a few times in the past week. My car has made a few funny noises during start up, and one time it said "Increased Battery Drain". But nothing really came of it or any other noises.

However, my Weisslicht LED turn signals frequently throw an error on both sides, but when I bump the signal, it'll blink really fast 4-5 times and then go to the regular cadence and reset the error. Oh well.

My wife's 328 ('07 E90 65k miles, spent all of it's life in Texas until Nov 2012) has some squeaking while turning the steering wheel and similar groans during start up.
__________________

2010 e92 335i xDrive | AW on Coral | ZPP | ZMP | ZCW | Nav | Logic7
KW V1 | Cobb | BMW Performance Exhaust | Alpina Tranny Flash | Lux V3 and Weisslicht
Appreciate 0
      01-24-2013, 11:45 AM   #16
Dark_Knight_335
Came to the N55 Darkside
Dark_Knight_335's Avatar
United_States
156
Rep
10,681
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 335 E93 M-Sport
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NY/NJ

iTrader: (27)

P.S. it's worse in an E93. Count your blessings. Until the summer of course, then I'll fall in love all over again
Appreciate 0
      01-24-2013, 05:17 PM   #17
Dem3ern
Herro!
Dem3ern's Avatar
Germany
1
Rep
64
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: SE Michigan

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Glad to hear i'm not the only one. I washed my car today in a local self-wash, kinda funny how I could watch the water freezing as I was driving home on the mirror! And all the ice that has built up gives some more interesting cracking noises as its breaking.

Question on the HVAC fan, is that something covered under Platinum Extended warranty? I dont think mine has been replaced but id HATE to live with a squeaking fan...
__________________
2008 E92 335i | Fully Loaded | 6MT | Monaco Blue | Cream Beige | Titanium Shadow Trim
Appreciate 0
      01-26-2013, 11:31 AM   #18
sammk
Private First Class
2
Rep
173
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 328i Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Michigan

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dem3ern View Post
Glad to hear i'm not the only one. I washed my car today in a local self-wash, kinda funny how I could watch the water freezing as I was driving home on the mirror! And all the ice that has built up gives some more interesting cracking noises as its breaking.

Question on the HVAC fan, is that something covered under Platinum Extended warranty? I dont think mine has been replaced but id HATE to live with a squeaking fan...
I guess you know this but watch out if you're bathing your car in subzero temps.. You could have water get into door locks and freeze up. No fun.. Happened on my old VW years ago and no fun. The ice could also do damage if it gets inside moving parts when you try to actuate them (like mirrors)...

It's funny how I was washing the car at a coin wash same time a week ago, with temps in the mid-40s (wasn't even wearing a jacket, it was that warm!!!). 12 hours later the mercury dropped like a rock and it's been freezing cold ever since..
__________________
Appreciate 0
      01-26-2013, 01:48 PM   #19
thebreeze34
Private
0
Rep
78
Posts

 
Drives: e90
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ohio

iTrader: (0)

hope you like chicken wangs...cause it aint no thing but a____ ____
Appreciate 0
      01-26-2013, 02:03 PM   #20
Dem3ern
Herro!
Dem3ern's Avatar
Germany
1
Rep
64
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: SE Michigan

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by sammk View Post
I guess you know this but watch out if you're bathing your car in subzero temps.. You could have water get into door locks and freeze up. No fun.. Happened on my old VW years ago and no fun. The ice could also do damage if it gets inside moving parts when you try to actuate them (like mirrors)...

It's funny how I was washing the car at a coin wash same time a week ago, with temps in the mid-40s (wasn't even wearing a jacket, it was that warm!!!). 12 hours later the mercury dropped like a rock and it's been freezing cold ever since..
Yea I was thinking about that, I was trying to decide between a crap ton of salt on the paint or carefully trying to spray it down... I really don't like washing it when its THAT cold but the roads here were literally white from salt so you can imagine what my car looked like.

Funny how you mention going from mid 40's to freezing because we had about 0F last Tuesday and this upcoming Tuesday its supposed to be 55F..... Oh how I love Michigan.
__________________
2008 E92 335i | Fully Loaded | 6MT | Monaco Blue | Cream Beige | Titanium Shadow Trim
Appreciate 0
      01-26-2013, 03:44 PM   #21
JS82
Captain
JS82's Avatar
Germany
8
Rep
638
Posts

 
Drives: '08 E92 328i 6MT Jet Black
Join Date: May 2010
Location: PA USA

iTrader: (11)

I get that horrible brake squeal every time it's freezing out there. Really embarrassing because it's so loud.
Appreciate 0
      01-26-2013, 04:14 PM   #22
amykong
New Member
0
Rep
7
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 328i
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Detroit, MI

iTrader: (0)

my car e90 makes some noises in cold weather as well. It's normal
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 04:52 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