First post and sadly it is one that requires some assistance. I have purchased my first BMW yesterday (2000 318i Se).
Before purchasing the car I took it for a small road test and it drove perfectly. Brought the car home yesterday and immediately set upon visiting the folks however the car has already developed some sort of squeal under the engine. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I will try to get a video so you can hear the problem. My first guess is a pulley issue and looking around on the internet it seems this car suffers from this a lot however it seems a little intermittent! So...
- The squeal does not happen immediately and it can go a few miles before it happens.
- The squeal will continue indefinitely but will go when the accelerator is pressed but as soon as you let off or hold it the noise comes back.
- Everything else on the car runs smoothly and there are no warning lights.
If you have any further questions please let me know and as mentioned, any advice would be greatly appreciated. (Especially as its a bank holiday Monday)