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  1. Hi. I'm getting a strange, not very loud rattling sound. Car is an 08 E61 535d lci. 140,000miles ish.. It happens in 3rd gear (in manual mode) and in drive if its in the same gear, between 30 and 40mph, accelerating relatively hard from 1,500 to over 2000 rpm. I think it's coming from lhs of engine bay, but others say it's from everywhere (front, back, centre etc-not much help). Sounds like a mounting maybe, but could be prop bearings (csb) or rubbers (guibo thing) etc, but it's ok at other speeds and gears. Also noticed earlier that it's not quite as smooth when starting off or low speeds. Has anyone had similar symptoms or noises? Are these indicative of anything specific. Not had a chance to have a proper look yet. I did open the bonbet and stick it in drive/reverse to see the movement, of which there was some but I don't think the mounting has truly 'gone'. I've recorded it but it's not very easy to hear. I'll need to edit it a bit, I'll try to upload it later, if I can get a sound file to work! Thanks
  2. tonyowens_uk

    E39 530dA Touring - engine tingles

    Maybe someone with even more experience of these cars can comment: Post autobox rebuild and with an original 530i Sport-spec rear muffler/exhaust section now retrofitted in place of an appalling Powerflow aftermarket exhaust, I'm giving the old girl some TLC. New Conti's all-round, replacement of some horrible Bilstein B8 front shocks with the original M-Tech shocks (Boge Turbo), new front cupholders and so forth. One thing I noticed when I got the car back from the guys who rebuilt the GM autobox (A&M Gearbox in James St, Dublin - Sean is excellent) was more prominent engine vibration at idle and town speeds. I think the exhaust needs the hangars on the rear muffler to be adjusted, but I suspect there is more going on than this. Do the harmonic dampers built into the crank pulleys deteriorate on the M57 motor as configured for E39? I know this is a problem for medium-high mileage E60's and can give rise to NVH transmission into the cabin (or worse!) but have not heard of this problem on E39. My car is high mileage - 170k miles - and is well cared for. It doesn't feel like injectors and as far as I know it has no VC fan blade damage. It has had a recent LHS engine mount so I don't really suspect those. Am I missing anything?