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Old Yesterday, 07:29 AM   #1
Mezmer
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Join Date: Mar 2015
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My Ride: 2002 330ci CLUBSPORT
Strange clutch/diff/other Noise. WITH RECORDING!!

Hey guys,
I noticed this noise recently while parking with the window down. Its hard to hear inside the car.
Its sounds like an old creaky spring somewhere around where the driveshaft goes into the diff.
It happens when I reach the biting point on the clutch and it only makes it when i change direction: If I reverse, stop, reverse, stop etc, I wont hear it, but if I hear it in reverse, then stop, change to 1st and raise clutch Ill hear it again, then back to reverse to hear it again. If I move off in 1st again I wont hear it.
so its hard to place without getting run over! I had a listen while my friend moved it and it seems to come from around the diff area. Is this normal or indicitive of something away or going? Im getting the rear control arms changed soon so diff will be moved. Im 80% decided to let a garage do that, so anything i should get him to check? Any help appreciated thanks!


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