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  • 01-05-2007, 08:24 AM


  • 01-01-2007, 08:43 PM
    some guy

    87 325 has a timing belt

  • 12-26-2006, 01:50 AM

    Re: Throwout bearing.....

    sounds like a chain tentioner
  • 10-30-2006, 08:20 PM

    Re: Throwout bearing.....

    Thanks for the response. Actually it's an automatic. I hear the noise mostly when the car is idling. Doesn't matter if it's hot or cold outside. Once it's up to speed though the engine evens out.

    LP"All knowledge ultimately leads to self knowledge."
  • 10-24-2006, 01:29 PM
    Mark M

    Throwout bearing.....

    Is it stickshift?

    Is the noise only when you are pressing the clutch pedal in?

    If so, your clutch throwout bearing is starting to fail.

    Mark M
  • 10-16-2006, 03:53 PM

    Engine grinds coffee beans

    Hi all,
    I have a 1987 BMW 325 with about 119000 miles on it. I travel between SF and LA every other weekend so I rack up a lot of miles during the year.

    Lately I've noticed that my engine is making a sound kind of like the sound a coffee maker makes when it's grinding beans. Not too loud but noticeable enough from my car 's usual noise. The sound is most prevalent when idling. When I'm going fast though the car sounds fine.

    Anyone have an idea what could be causing it ,and what I could check?

    Thanks for any advice.

    LP"All knowledge ultimately leads to self knowledge."

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