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      03-12-2013, 12:11 AM   #1
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F30 A/C noise.

Has anyone got issues with their A/C noise?
Mine has a weird noise when i turn my A/C on but it's gone once i turn off the A/C.
Booked my car for a check up by BMW already but just want to see if anyone else has this problem.

Thanks in advance
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      03-12-2013, 05:01 AM   #2
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what sort of noise?
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      03-12-2013, 05:27 AM   #3
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I get unusual fan noises too, but nothing to warrant a trip to the dealer man
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      03-12-2013, 03:48 PM   #4
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Apparently unusual fan noise (when the air-con is on) could be due to leaves being sucked into the air inlet for air-conditioning. I just had mine looked at by BMW Melbourne yesterday, they cleaned it and now it is back to normal.

BMW Germany has come up with a net to cover the inlet to prevent re-occurrence but mine is on back order. So I am guessing with autumn and tree leaves on the street I will be getting that noise again soon.

This is different to the compressor that makes funny noises every now and then - at least for me.
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      03-12-2013, 06:27 PM   #5
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Apparently unusual fan noise (when the air-con is on) could be due to leaves being sucked into the air inlet for air-conditioning.
This has been an issue for quid a few people who have posted similar issues on the main international thread. Others have had paper lodge in the fan's inlet.
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      03-12-2013, 08:20 PM   #6
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So will they only fit it if there's a problem?
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      03-12-2013, 09:37 PM   #7
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So will they only fit it if there's a problem?
I would suggest so, unless it's deemed to be a fix when you next bring your car in for service.
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      03-12-2013, 10:23 PM   #8
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If they are sensible they would fit one as soon as your car comes in. I would imagine left unattended to damage could be done to the aircon unit which given Australian summer would easily become a repair under warranty.
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Ya especially with autumn coming around the corner.. freaking leaves everywhere. Maybe if enough leaves get stuck the air cond note will let me feel as though i'm driving an m3
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Trust me you won't.

Last weekend (35C or so) we were going to furniture shops and every time we got back in the car we had to hit "max" on the aircon - the thing was absolutely howling. No conversation, music or phone call possible.
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      03-13-2013, 12:51 AM   #11
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I do think it could be the leaves since the noise is a flapping sound.
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mine has no noise. You are welcome to come hear my air-con to compare
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      03-13-2013, 09:05 PM   #13
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mine has no noise. You are welcome to come hear my air-con to compare

thanks for the offer, but I know what it should sound like since my car's AC was working properly at the beginning.
BMW can't book me in until late April. Gezz
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      03-13-2013, 09:52 PM   #14
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BMW can't book me in until late April. Gezz
That's because it's not a safety or drivability issue, so they put you at the back of the queue, like selective hospital surgery. However, over a month's wait is not terribly good service. Then you may have to wait for parts if there's a blower problem.

By the end of April we should expect Melbourne's weather to have fallen below high speed bower air conditioner use. Till then is another matter.

Did you ask them to call you if they have a cancellation or spot available beforehand?
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Did you ask them to call you if they have a cancellation or spot available beforehand?[/quote]

No, didn't even know they could do that. haha. I'll give them another call o advise.
Thanks for letting me know.
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I have been getting what I can only refer to as a howl or whine....It's not a creak or rattle. Sounds like the noise you'd get if you left a window cracked open on a windy night...but it's constant and turns off when I stop the fan. Sounds more like the motor than the actual fan....annoying as hell.
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Happened to me twice in 6 months they replaced the new blower n now I just try not to park under a messy tree
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Ha I was just about to search for this issue. I've noticed mine making a strange noise. It sounds similar to cardboard flicking the spokes of a bike wheel, as a bad example.

I've played around with it and so far it only seems to occur when I've been in Eco Pro mode.

Car is going in for a few minor issues in January, I'll get them to look into it anyway.
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