1998 1.9 Z3 Sudden higher pitch engine whine

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Brittas
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1998 1.9 Z3 Sudden higher pitch engine whine

Post by Brittas » Fri 05 Apr, 2019 15:59

Car has sat for a week in garage just started her up and there is a higher pitch engine whir/whine . Seems hard to locate. Turning into a costly caper these older cars. Car is a 1998 1.9 with 87000 miles.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWPeGdS ... e=youtu.be

Bumpa
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Re: 1998 1.9 Z3 Sudden higher pitch engine whine

Post by Bumpa » Fri 05 Apr, 2019 20:14

Listening to it, could be alternator or water pump. Get a long screwdriver, or some other long metal implement and rest it on various components with the other end against your ear. You should be able to narrow down the source, but take care. We don't want any accidents.

Brittas
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Re: 1998 1.9 Z3 Sudden higher pitch engine whine

Post by Brittas » Sat 06 Apr, 2019 13:32

I am thinking alternator. I had a burnt electric smell today with my new battery needed a jump from a boost pack. I am not too sure if it is an easy swap over or not. Looks a bit confined. I have found a new one with 12 months warranty for £90. Hopefully I can swap it out my self.

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