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      11-28-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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noise in new 128 coupe

I have a new 128 coupe, M sport.

The car is kind of noisy in generals. It seems like i can ear each pebble bouncing of the bottom of the car.

I hear two unusual noises. There is a soft "pha-lump" noise I hear like you took a phone book, held it by the binding, and swatted the underside of the floor pan with the loose end. I am driving gently when I hear this.

The second noise, I hear after I shut off the car. I hear a faint high pitched whine..no, not the radiator fan. It sounds like it could be an electric fuel pump, also, the sound is coming from the back of the car underneath. Is the fuel pump inside the tank? Doesn't do it every time, just some times.

Anyone hear these noises? Know what they are?

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      11-28-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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I believe the latter is your fuel pump.
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      11-28-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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I believe the latter is your fuel pump.
Yup... I hear the same thing after shutdown.
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      11-29-2012, 01:08 PM   #4
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^^^ me too. It's normal... My X3 makes the same noise.
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      11-29-2012, 08:31 PM   #5
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I believe the latter is your fuel pump.
Why in the hell would it be designed to do that?
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      11-29-2012, 09:53 PM   #6
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Why in the hell would it be designed to do that?
So the fuel at the fuel rail doesn't boil and cause vapor lock. The fuel pump will recirculate the fuel in the system/rail. Those crafty Germans!
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      11-29-2012, 10:01 PM   #7
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Why in the hell would it be designed to do that?
What you are hearing is probably the evap system leak detection pump performing a leak test. It creates a slight vacuum in the tank and monitors for leaks. If found, it sets a code.
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      11-29-2012, 10:14 PM   #8
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thanks for the suggestions.

I hate the **** govt for making it necessary to put this crap on my car.
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