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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Ever since ive had the car its had this knocking noise coming from right underneath the car going from first gear. any solutions or tips?
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Dear all, I recently heard a strange clacking sound when using the brakes and when steering around a curve on the road. It's the sort of sound you get when you have two pieces of metal rubbing tightly against each other when they do eventually slip. Anyway, I took it to the garage they seem...
  3. General BMW Discussions
    Hey first time posting. So here it goes driving home the other morning loud bang from the rear of my car sounded like bricks bouncing up under the car. My first thought was rear shockers or something like that. But right after the bang I got a strange grinding noise coming from what I believe is...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    About a week ago I've noticed something odd - a knocking-banging sound from the back. It comes from the bottom (obviously) left of the back part of the car. Slightly mid-ish, but more to the left than to the mid. Last weekend I was messing around with coolant change and intercooler check (no oil...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I suspect something is wrong with the EGR cooler? Power is down and there is a loud whooshing sound accompanied by a puff of smoke from the cooler and a rasping sound? Do these go as they seem a simple piece of kit? Turbo is running free but boost is poor.
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a 318ci .......just recently I've been getting a banging noise from rear off car as I turn corners but nothink in a straight line .......only today it's starting to happen in a straight line but no banging just a very strange noise like it's a wheel bearing on its way out??? Could this...
  7. Introductions
    Hi all new to this just had my 330d blow black smoke out and now on tick over has a bad knocking noise coming from near the top of the engine we had injector 6 changed and made no difference ? Please help if you can thanks rick
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Evening Folks, I hope you can give me a heads up on a problem with my 2005 320 CI E46 Convertible I have a banging noise that periodically occurs, like its under the seat. It happens when changing direction, e.g. backing in to parking spot or having backed out of the drive then starting in a...
  9. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Had the car for little over a year now and had always noticed v. loud scraping noise from the tyres when I pull off my drive and turn a sharp right at low speed. It only happens in really cold weather when I first set off. I had at first put it down to wide tyres (245 35 19 's on scnitzer...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi all, due to my car being sooo low i cant often get more than 3 people in it. but the other day took 4 people and she seemed to be allright...a little bt of scrubbing but nothing to major. anyway scince this when i ocasionly boot it round corns wen i turn right there is abanging noise...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi everyone im having issues with my E36. In the last few months she has been stealing all my cash for replacement parts, first a front propshaft donut and I replaced the center bearing whilst I was there, most recently a new set of front shocks along with wishbones and lollypops the usual...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    i recently posted about cracking subframe concerns. i dont have a chance to jack it up until the weekend. ive notice a loud thudding or clunk when changing up the gears, seems to clunk when goes into the neutral position when going 1st to 2nd, and sometimes 2nd to 3rd. dont relly get it when...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    i havent had a chance to look underneath my car yet. noticing quite loud thuds when i change up the gears. 1st to 2nd quite loud and sometimes 2nd to 3rd. i doesnt seem to clunk when im changing down the gears. seems to clunk loudest as it going back into neutral from 1st to 2nd. i wont have...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hello ive noticed recently only in reverse i get a loud sort of bumping noise from front end, this only happens when the steering wheel is near full lock :confused if i reverse with slight lock then no noise ? it seems also to only bang when i add rev, if i drift off in full lock i dont notice...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Driving down the road today and suddenly heard a very loud banging noise lasted for couple of seconds sounded like some thing hitting the underneath of the car. Got out had a look and couldn't see anything it was a really bad banging noise so im abit worried. Any ideas what it could be? Also got...
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