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Old 06-11-2012, 03:08 PM   #31
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the rattle happens when the clutch is engaged while the tranny is in neutral. actually, i did notice that whining noise. i could swear my engine is supercharged!
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:51 PM   #32
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Then chances are your countershaft bearing is on its way out. Only fix is a new tranny or a rebuild. If you hear the whine when the transmission is under load through gears 1 - 4, its that bearing. 5th gear wont whine (its 1:1 ratio and doesn't go through the countershaft) and depending on how bad it is you may hear the rattle.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:38 PM   #33
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Sound like a TOB, but you said you replaced it. Did you do the Pilot bearing also?
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:50 PM   #34
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^^^ actually i didnt...


so, I've neglected the e30 for a few weeks now, despite it being done. I've been soooooooooooooo caught up in riding my bike.

i finally bit my lid and replaced the power steering pump yesterday and bled it out today. reinstalled my strut bar too! I am still running the M50 computer and i am in no rush to get the m52 obd1 software...but that will come nearer to august-ish.

so for the first time since my last autoX *2010* I have power steering in my e30. i drove the car and it feels so nice, feels slow as balls. well, thats due to the bike and its acceleration. hahaha...

all thats really left is a nice car wash and just tidying up the interior, and get rubber for my front rims *ANYONE GOT 2x 205/40/17???? **

ill take some pics when its golden. but finally, its done....phew.

so now my 99% is 100%

...i am no longer putting a wrench to this bitch. i am done. DONE. time to move on to bigger/better.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:15 PM   #35
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The question now... will it make it to autoslalom on the 29th?...
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