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      01-10-2017, 01:58 PM   #1
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Wind noise from dash

Did some searching and couldn't find anything on this. Both my 1ers have had loud wind noises come from the dash at highway speeds. Seems to be from the passenger footwell almost. Drives me nuts because in every other way the car is so comfortable and quiet. Has anyone else had this issue or know of a fix?
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I have the same issue on my current 135 but didn't have it on my previous 135.
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I have the same issue on my current 135 but didn't have it on my previous 135.
I'm just the opposite with my current 2011 135i being fairly quiet and my 1st 1er (an '08 135i) was pretty noisy.
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I've noticed neither of my 135's being especially quiet or well-insulated from road/wind noise, but it's not objectionable either (to me). Most of the time I have the radio on or windows down to listen to my sweet exhaust (PE) anyway, so I don't really notice it.
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I've noticed neither of my 135's being especially quiet or well-insulated from road/wind noise, but it's not objectionable either (to me). Most of the time I have the radio on or windows down to listen to my sweet exhaust (PE) anyway, so I don't really notice it.
Yessir, love the sweet sound of the PE! The only time I don't hear it is when the windows are up and I'm cruising on the freeway. Then it's usually music, but when it's off my car is surprisingly quiet.
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Did some searching and couldn't find anything on this. Both my 1ers have had loud wind noises come from the dash at highway speeds. Seems to be from the passenger footwell almost. Drives me nuts because in every other way the car is so comfortable and quiet. Has anyone else had this issue or know of a fix?
When did you last change your cabin filter?
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When did you last change your cabin filter?
A while ago, actually due for a new one, but I've "reseated" and inspected it several times as I've worked on the car. That cowl is usually the first thing to come out when I do anything on the engine lol. Why, do you think that could be the explanation?
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My 135i is a library compared to my previous tin can of a car....06 Ford Focus.
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A while ago, actually due for a new one, but I've "reseated" and inspected it several times as I've worked on the car. That cowl is usually the first thing to come out when I do anything on the engine lol. Why, do you think that could be the explanation?
I was thinking that the wind noise might be originating from a loose/unseated cabin filter.
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My 135i is a library compared to my previous tin can of a car....06 Ford Focus.
Library...
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I was thinking that the wind noise might be originating from a loose/unseated cabin filter.
I could definitely see that. I need to get a new set in there so I'll check the fitment when I do.

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Library...
I've never heard someone compare the interior noise of a 135 to a library. His last car must have been like driving a damn train lol
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Yeah. The thing was pretty loud in terms of allowing outside noise in. I had to take the rear interior side panel off and all I saw was a small piece of insulation. Ford might as well just left it off. After spending 8 years in that car as a daily driver, the 135i was a library to me in comparison.
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Yeah. The thing was pretty loud in terms of allowing outside noise in. I had to take the rear interior side panel off and all I saw was a small piece of insulation. Ford might as well just left it off. After spending 8 years in that car as a daily driver, the 135i was a library to me in comparison.
Crazy haha reminds me of a PT Cruiser I drove once, it was like rolling around in a tin can
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Yeah. The thing was pretty loud in terms of allowing outside noise in. I had to take the rear interior side panel off and all I saw was a small piece of insulation. Ford might as well just left it off. After spending 8 years in that car as a daily driver, the 135i was a library to me in comparison.

I know exactly what you're talking about.
I still have both my Foci. Bought the first in 2001.




To test if the wind noise is the cabin filter, switch the HVAC to inside air and see if the noise is reduced.
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