I am new to the group and so hello to everyone.
my Z3 is without a doubt my favourite car of all time, I absolutely love it. I have to say aswell, that it is the most beautiful car that I have owned, so much so my wife is now questioning why I keep going to look at it and I would even say she is becoming a little jealous of the attention my new 'baby' is getting!
davidmkh wrote:Thanks for coming back to me Tim.
The engine noise is not so much a whining, more a 'whirring' hence more like a fan noise. You can't hear when idling even after driving 200 miles, it's just when you start moving and is very noticeable in the lower gear range. I am not too sure what to do really as the dealership where I still have the warranty seem rather disinterested to say the least and are certainly not pulling all the stops out to try and get to the root cause. Not to sound to sceptical, but I am sure they will suddenly be more interested once the car is out of warranty.
I assume I must be burning oil as you say as there is certainly no evidence of it leaking. So since acquiring the car I have added about 2.5L in total (not the 5L that I previously stated). Anyway, I am going to take it to them tomorrow and hope that they can diagnose the problem. I'll let you know what they say.
davidmkh wrote:Thank you to all for your responses for this - it has been really helpful.
The dealership has suggested that I monitor the oil level for a couple of weeks. They have suggested that with the age of the car (2001) and the fact that it is a BMW V6 that it will potentially use a litre of oil over a couple of thousand miles. I had a BMW V8 previously (535i 175,000 miles, 2000) and never had to top up.
Still need to tackle them on the fan noise but feel this is the priority at the moment.
davidmkh wrote:They have suggested that with the age of the car (2001) and the fact that it is a BMW V6 that it will potentially use a litre of oil over a couple of thousand miles.
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