F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > General F30 3-Series Sedan / F32 4-Series Coupe Forum > 335i sound at idle? Normal?
Bimmertech
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-06-2013, 09:01 AM   #1
Mav12
Private
 
Drives: '12 F30 335i / '01 S54 Mcoupe
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: London

Posts: 59
iTrader: (0)

335i sound at idle? Normal?

Does your 335i engine have a consistent ticking sound at idle? Is that normal? (obviously much more evident with the hood up, but can hear it normally too).
Mav12 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2013, 09:02 AM   #2
Jackson743
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 335i M-Sport/EBII/ED 12/5
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Posts: 472
iTrader: (0)

No.

My 335i does not make a ticking sound.
__________________
EB 335i M-Sport / Euro Delivery / M-Performance Brakes / M-Performance Exhaust / Adaptive M Suspension / 19" M5 Reps / Michelin Pilot Super Sports

My European Delivery Thread http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=807429
Jackson743 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2013, 09:30 AM   #3
BMWforLife
Second Lieutenant
 
BMWforLife's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i M Sport DCT
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Florida

Posts: 221
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jackson743 View Post
No.

My 335i does not make a ticking sound.
+1 no ticking here.
__________________
135i M Sport Silver/Coral Red, Premium, Cold Weather, DCT.

Will be adding the PPK/Exhaust someday!
BMWforLife is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2013, 09:34 AM   #4
n55x3
Captain
 
Drives: n55 BMWs
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: us

Posts: 602
iTrader: (0)

Direct injection motors do have a slight ticking. Some may not notice, some may call it ticking, some may call it normal. Regardless, a DI motor sounds different than a normal fuel injection motor most of us have grown up around. You can hear it much more so on the N20.

With all that being said it's hard to quantify what you are explaining. If you are worried your best bet is to go to dealer and listen to some other N55 motors on the lot. If your ticking is way different than yes, you might have an issue.
n55x3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2013, 09:38 AM   #5
SomeRandomer123
Colonel
 
SomeRandomer123's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 328i Luxury - Sport Auto
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lancashire, North West England, UK

Posts: 2,486
iTrader: (0)

Post a video!

But the clackity-clack sound is normal due to the switch from Piezoelectric Injectors to Solenoid.
__________________

Gone: 2006 BMW E60 520d SE 6MT
Gone: 2009 BMW E90-LCI 330d SE 6MT
Current: 2012 F30 328i Luxury 8AT
My 328i initial thoughts + media!http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=712673
SomeRandomer123 is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2013, 10:56 AM   #6
Mav12
Private
 
Drives: '12 F30 335i / '01 S54 Mcoupe
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: London

Posts: 59
iTrader: (0)

Thx for responses so far, will try to post video tonight
Mav12 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2013, 11:23 AM   #7
jdong
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NorCal

Posts: 486
iTrader: (0)

If you are listening from outside your car, this is probably a description of the direct injection noise. If you're inside your car, you should not be able to hear it unless you are really sensitive to NVH, in which case consider a Lexus
__________________
jdong is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2013, 02:46 PM   #8
Mav12
Private
 
Drives: '12 F30 335i / '01 S54 Mcoupe
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: London

Posts: 59
iTrader: (0)

Hahah, no thanks on the lexus. So the sound cannot be heard from inside, either at idle or during driving. But it is clearly audible from the outside at idle. Here are two clips. (1 with hood closed & 2 with it open). Thx for your opinions. (I hope this works, it was almost impossible to find audio or video format that I could upload here!)
Attached Files
File Type: zip ticking1 audio.m4a.zip (257.7 KB, 168 views)
File Type: zip Ticking2 Audio.m4a.zip (386.8 KB, 116 views)
Mav12 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2013, 04:16 PM   #9
bthuss
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 2013 335xi M-Sport
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: VA

Posts: 48
iTrader: (0)

hey Mav, i just got my 335xi M-sport and i noticed that exact same noise. so you are not an isolated instance. sounds exactly the same with that kind of rythmic (yet not completely consistent timing) clakety-tap noise.

not sure what it is but then again this car makes all kinds of interesting noises once i shut it down and lock it. all kinds of whirring motors and things going on for a minute or so after its stopped.
bthuss is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2013, 04:28 PM   #10
HighlandPete
Brigadier General
 
Drives: BMW F11 535i Touring
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Scotland, Highland Region

Posts: 3,913
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mav12 View Post
Hahah, no thanks on the lexus. So the sound cannot be heard from inside, either at idle or during driving. But it is clearly audible from the outside at idle. Here are two clips. (1 with hood closed & 2 with it open). Thx for your opinions. (I hope this works, it was almost impossible to find audio or video format that I could upload here!)
Does sound a bit like a DI trait. Assume the engine was at full temperature. Have you tried different AKI fuel ratings? My N55 differs with fuel used, from virtually silent to a slight tick, indicating injection or combustion variation.

HighlandPete
HighlandPete is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-27-2013, 08:00 AM   #11
Bimmerius
New Member
 
Drives: F30 328xi
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NJ

Posts: 5
iTrader: (0)

any updates?
just heard same noise on my 2 days old F30 328xi
Bimmerius is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-27-2013, 08:56 AM   #12
schtozo
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: sparkling bronze metallic
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: PR

Posts: 42
iTrader: (0)

Yeah mine does a clackity clack noise... Sounds like normal from these direct injection engines! 2 litters sound horrible though!
schtozo is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-27-2013, 09:22 AM   #13
300hp
Colonel
 
Drives: X5 & 335xi
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: USA

Posts: 2,382
iTrader: (0)

I posted in my "well if you have a BMW you will have to park it...."thread that I was observing this issue. It seems a floodgate of issues got me at the same time.

iRO of the ticking sound this only happened after driving for say 5 miles. Every time at idle I would hear this sound and it was ANNOYING.

I have a 528i as a loaner with the N20 and that ticking sound is the same as on the N20 at start up. The ticking sound goes away once you drive off in the 528 and never comes up until the next day at start up.

However in my case the ticking sound could not be heard with the hood open. Only when inside the car. My dealer said there was a tube they had to close and fixed the issue. I am yet to test drive it but am waiting for the new DME.
__________________
EBII 2014 335i xDrive
335HP, Sport AT, 19" Wheels, MPE, Prem, Tech, Cold, HK, Driver Assist & DH pkgs

Deep Sea Blue Metallic 2013 X5 35d Sport
Prem, Convenience, Cold and Premium Sound packages
300hp is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-27-2013, 10:11 AM   #14
gomichaelkgo
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2014 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Portland, OR

Posts: 148
iTrader: (0)

Mine makes a jingle noise at startup and when coasting at low speed - but only when the engine is cold. The tech said it was the wastegate. Here's the sound: you can hear it out the passenger window as its reflected off the orange car. They decline to fix anything, claiming its normal.

gomichaelkgo is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-27-2013, 10:30 AM   #15
JNoSol
Captain
 
JNoSol's Avatar
 
Drives: F02 750Li and E70-Sport (N55)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kansas City

Posts: 840
iTrader: (0)

This is normal Direct Injection noise.
JNoSol is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-27-2013, 10:32 AM   #16
300hp
Colonel
 
Drives: X5 & 335xi
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: USA

Posts: 2,382
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JNoSol
This is normal Direct Injection noise.
I don't think this is normal as my N55 X5 does not have this issue. It's about 2 and a half years old and I have never heard this ticking sound before.
__________________
EBII 2014 335i xDrive
335HP, Sport AT, 19" Wheels, MPE, Prem, Tech, Cold, HK, Driver Assist & DH pkgs

Deep Sea Blue Metallic 2013 X5 35d Sport
Prem, Convenience, Cold and Premium Sound packages
300hp is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-27-2013, 11:04 AM   #17
rconti
Lieutenant
 
Drives: Z3 M Coupe, NB Miata
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: SF Bay

Posts: 515
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 300hp View Post
I don't think this is normal as my N55 X5 does not have this issue. It's about 2 and a half years old and I have never heard this ticking sound before.
Well, what do you want us to say? Direct injection motors run upwards of 20,000psi. They definitely make a distinctive clicking sound. That's not a matter of debate. Maybe your X5 has more sound deadening on it.
rconti is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-27-2013, 11:12 AM   #18
300hp
Colonel
 
Drives: X5 & 335xi
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: USA

Posts: 2,382
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rconti
Quote:
Originally Posted by 300hp View Post
I don't think this is normal as my N55 X5 does not have this issue. It's about 2 and a half years old and I have never heard this ticking sound before.
Well, what do you want us to say? Direct injection motors run upwards of 20,000psi. They definitely make a distinctive clicking sound. That's not a matter of debate. Maybe your X5 has more sound deadening on it.
I am just stating my observations. My 335i does not have a ticking sound except for the one I asked my dealer to fix. My X5 does not either. The 528i loaner I have has a ticking sound at start up but within 10 seconds its gone until the next day at start up.

I think if you are experiencing an annoying ticking sound take it in otherwise you should not be experiencing this.
__________________
EBII 2014 335i xDrive
335HP, Sport AT, 19" Wheels, MPE, Prem, Tech, Cold, HK, Driver Assist & DH pkgs

Deep Sea Blue Metallic 2013 X5 35d Sport
Prem, Convenience, Cold and Premium Sound packages
300hp is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-20-2013, 02:42 AM   #19
johnsonlwu
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: F30328i x 2 (yes, 2)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: CA

Posts: 37
iTrader: (0)

Took my N20 car into the dealership to check out the ticking which is getting louder and louder, they said everything is normal.
I told them I have an exact same MY N26328i and it doesn't tick.
Heck they even gave me a 328XI GT and it doesn't tick.
I guess there IS is difference between N20 and N26.
johnsonlwu is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-20-2013, 04:30 AM   #20
Steve33
Lieutenant
 
Steve33's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 335i
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: SoCal

Posts: 556
iTrader: (0)

I have a ticking noise noticeable at idle, cold or hot. I definitely hear it from inside my car, doors closed and all. It follows engine RPM and goes away when I'm driving (or I just can't hear it anymore). I'll listen closely again tomorrow and take a recording
__________________
Steve33 is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      11-20-2013, 06:28 AM   #21
mike@x-ph.com
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
mike@x-ph.com's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 e92 335i
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Las Vegas

Posts: 4,535
iTrader: (2)

totally normal
__________________
DOWNLOAD OUR ANDROID APP FOR EXCLUSIVE DEALS
10% Off MSRP ER FMIC + Free ER CP or Free ER Carbon Fiber Engine Cover or Free Carbon Fiber FMIC Shroud
Sale on all AA Products + Lowest Price Guarantee on all BMS Products
www.ExtremePowerHouse.com
Facebook Page
mike@x-ph.com is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post 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 03:24 AM.




f30post
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