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My new BMW 3.16 (20100 makes a whistling sound over 50 kmh and then at 70 km. They changed the differential in November. It seemed OK at first but it started doing the same sound. The mechanic says 3.16 is an advanced new technology machine and that's why it makes this sound. I am not convinced. Can you help?

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No , neither am I
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