In Reply to: UPDATE: Noisey Vanos System....... posted by Paul Lombardi on November 02, 1999 at 12:41:55:
I just replaced that same pulley because it had old melted belt material on it. Shop guy said it was probably from a previous water pump seizure. I wouldn't know cuz I bought my 1995 525iA used.
: Hello again-
: I told you I would update you with the results after a visit to the dealer. The wierd noise is in fact a tesioner pulley for the alternator.
: Good job Phil Coppin!
: It was covered under warranty.
: Bye- Paul 525ia