1999 BMW 540i Q&A
1999 BMW 540i Question: I've accidently floored the accelerator when I've started my 540i A.
Now the car has a clipping sound, almost like the fan touching something, coming from the timing chain on the rightside bank of the engine. What could this be and what will need to be replaced? The car still starts and idles with no missfire. Idling is a little rough though with the clipping sound very load while idling. - 540
It could be many things, unfortunately and without hearing the noise first hand or being able to do some basic diagnostic tests or be able to drive the car, its hard to say what the source of the noise may be. If the engine "over reved" carbon under the valves could be dislodged and may cause a misfire, does the check engine light come on while the engine is running? The problem may go away but safest to get a professional experienced with BMW to listen to the noise and se what they think is causing the noise. - patrick mannion