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Posted by Jack on November 02, 2000 at 16:51:05:

In Reply to: M3 - rattling noise from engine (clutch related?) posted by Lane on November 02, 2000 at 16:46:41:

The Getrag transmissions in the E30M3 are notoriously noisy and buzzy. Thus, engaging the clutch and disconnecting the engine from the tranny makes the noise go away. You will find that some buzz more than others, but generally they are fairly bulletproof tranies. The noise you are hear is nothing to be worried about.


Hi, I'm not sure if this is something to be worried about, but just wanted to ask. I have recently purchased a 1988 M3 and have noticed that their is a slight (not loud, but noticible) rattling noise that sounds like its coming from the engine. This is only noticible at idle, and goes away if I push down the clutch pedal.

Any ideas?

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