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Old 06-16-2008, 04:55 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Strange Sound

I just noticed today driving with my windows down that there is a strange sound coming from down below. I searched but didn't find anything.

Must have something to do with the transmission:

-Sounds like crickets
-Not very loud
-No sound with clutch depressed
-All gears
-Can't hear it at idle in neutral
-Doesn't get louder in different gears, just the same noise while accellerating throughout all gears.

Any ideas? Doesn't sound "alarming" or anything, but want to check it out.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:01 PM   #2
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Likely a loose heat shield. There are several on the car.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:30 PM   #3
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Likely a loose heat shield. There are several on the car.
You missed the "-No sound with clutch depressed" part...
Most likely clutch/transmission...
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:35 PM   #4
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didn't you JUST pick up this ride!

did you not test drive it... looks like the owner got a away with one of ya there buddy!

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Old 06-16-2008, 12:39 PM   #5
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i test drove it, this just started happening a week later. It's not very noticeable.

Sometimes it doesn't even make the sound. I'm going to let it go unless it becomes common.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:47 PM   #6
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i test drove it, this just started happening a week later. It's not very noticeable.

Sometimes it doesn't even make the sound. I'm going to let it go unless it becomes common.
Very bad approach to things, if there is any sign of a problem it wont fix itself...Get it checked at early stage, it will gost you way less and avoid more damage...
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throwout bearing?
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Very bad approach to things, if there is any sign of a problem it wont fix itself...Get it checked at early stage, it will gost you way less and avoid more damage...
Very well put. I don't understand people that put shit like that off? If you hear a weird noise, have your car checked out and fix it before the problem gets worse and consequently more costly.
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will get it checked out this week
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So I got underneath, there were loose heatshields and the driveshaft was rubbing on some insulation. Fixed all that up and everything looks good but the sound is there.

It goes away in gear even with the slightest bit of pressure on the clutch. There is a tad bit of "play" in the pedal but before it becomes harder to press and in that area, the sound goes away. It doesn't take much.

Anymore ideas before I take it to a shop?
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:48 PM   #11
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throwout bearing?
i betcha you're right...
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:51 PM   #12
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So any recommendation for where I should take it to get looked at? Or is a local shop good enough?
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Local shops wont do it IMO...Seen too may people getting burned...Take it to a reputable BMW shop...Bimmersport is the place on top of that list...
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Alright sounds good. I'll have to take it in sometime soon

Thanks for the advice.
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