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Old 09-30-2009, 10:53 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by alpine86 View Post
Trust me once. Really.

take your car to Autobhan East, Ajax.

Mark is a super great guy! I am damn serious. (webpage)

Trust me he fixed many things that Dealership and other shop can't even determine what is causing the problem.
he's a pretty good guy. He's doing an engine swap for my e30 right now. And he charges pretty fair imo. The garage that was going to do the swap was going to charge me twice as much as him
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:14 PM   #17
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I have a similar issue. I believe it's because one of the kidney grills is loose on mine I smack the grill and it goes away for a while.

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Old 10-01-2009, 09:02 PM   #18
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this is going to sound stupid but last time i had something like this, there was a nail in the tire. rim touching something as it turns? dunno?
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:32 PM   #19
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Today replaced front left axle shaft and the ticking got much worse. Mechanic drove around in the p. lot with the hood up laying over the engine bay and noted the noise travelling up the frame rails. Tonite he's going to disconnect the front drive shaft and start breaking this down bit by bit to help resolve the issue. But he's puzzled and has no real answers at this time................. which is bad for me........ cause I have a buyer for the X5 and they were ok with this issue............ but I felt bad and was going to pay to have it fixed for them........... and made it worse. Goes to prove kindness and honesty will f*k you in the azz............... I'm really frustrated and pissed off right now.

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Old 10-08-2009, 10:31 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by tominizer View Post
Mechanic drove around in the p. lot with the hood up laying over the engine bay and noted the noise travelling up the frame rails.

This is what we use:
Most competant shops use some variety of this tool.

You should suggest to whatever repair center you've chosen, that its a LOT cheaper than a huge EI claim. More effective too.
Good luck
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:54 PM   #21
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I was gonna suggest the same thing but a single stetho. But then when I read the scenarios again, the noise only comes when the car is moving.

So in order to be able to use a mechanic's stetho, I guess someone has to squat on top of the engine compartment with the hood open to listen to noises when the car is being test driven. Stunt man anyone?
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