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Whirring noise from engine or exhaust assessment for your BMW

If your hearing a whirring noise from your engine or exhaust My Auto Shop can get it sorted with a Engine Inspection. Simply leave as many details about the issue as you can and we will contact local MTA approved mechanics that are qualified to fix the underlying issue. We'll email you quotes for an inspection within 2 working days, and where possible provide an indication as to the likely underlying issue(s) and cost to fix. You can book directly on the My Auto Shop platform in minutes.

How a Engine Inspection works with My Auto Shop:

Our qualified mechanic will look to complete a thorough inspection of your vehicle's engine using the information or symptoms you have provided via the My Auto Shop platform. To complete this the mechanic will usually start by plugging into your OBDII port and completing a complete diagnostic scan. This will highlight any error or warning codes your vehicle has and will provide the mechanic with information they. need to fix your problem.

Depending on the symptoms the mechanic will take a good look at your vehicles:
- Drive & timing belts (cambelt, serpentine belts);
- Camshaft & crankshaft;
- Spark plugs; or
- Oil pan.

Before completing any repairs the mechanic will complete a quote and look for your approval.

When your hearing a whirring noise from your engine or exhaust its often as a result of a:

  • Failing Water pump
  • Belt driven accessories or the belt(s) themselves
  • Bearings of your alternator, idler, and tensioner pulleys

Popular services linked to a Engine Inspection:

Oil Filter Housing Replacement

Your oil filter is critical to your engine’s maintenance. It needs something to screw into and somewhere to get the oil from. This is where the oil filter housing comes into play. The oil filter housing has the simple existence of holding the oil filter and feed lines. Most cars will never need to worry about the housing, the oil filter is obviously the most serviced item of the assembly. However, if there’s a problem with the oil filter housing, it needs to be fixed.

Thermostat Replacement

The thermostat helps to do a whole bunch of important things in your cooling system. Think of it as a halfback, it’s small, manages a whole bunch of components and can cause headaches if it stops doing its job.

Cooling Fan Replacement

In order to keep your car's engine cool, calm and collected, your cooling system uses a cooling fan to move air through the radiator and cool the coolant. Over time the fan can become damaged or can just wear out. It’s a really important part of the cooling system so if there’s a problem then it needs to be solved as soon as possible.

Cambelt Replacement

Also known as a “timing belt” the cambelt ensures the engine values open and close at the correct time by ensuring the camshaft and crankshaft in the engine remain aligned. The belt, made from reinforced rubber, is tensioned between a series of pulleys and tensioners, making sure that the belt does not slip and that it remains aligned, for optimum engine performance. Some vehicles have a timing chain that replaces the cambelt. Timing chains are more reliable and therefore need replacing less often, but are more complicated to replace if they become damaged.

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