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Re: tranny rattle ?????? (archive)

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Posted by Randy Walters on October 08, 2000 at 12:39:55:

In Reply to: tranny rattle ?????? posted by TROY on October 06, 2000 at 22:41:44:

does anyone else get that nasty rattle sound coming from the gear box? I thought it was the throw out bearing but I have been told that it is really the
gearbox itself. I have driven two other e30 m3 besides my own and they both did it, one worse than mine with
35,000 less miles on the car than mine. Any info would much appreciated.
I am considering going with the dog leg gearbox if it will eliminate the noise.
88 M3

Tranny rattle in neutral is a normal Getrag
trait. They all do it to some extent - some worse
than others and it's not necessarily a sign that
something is wrong. This is the reason BMW went
to the dual-mass flywheels on later BMWs; to help
mask this unnerving noise.


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