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Re: Noise from below- Manual Drivers READ ME!!! (archive)

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Posted by Rory on January 29, 2000 at 17:32:31:

In Reply to: Noise from below- Manual Drivers READ ME!!! posted by Tim Collins on January 28, 2000 at 20:35:44:

Hey Tim,

I never like to hear a grinding or rattling sound, can never be good. I would switch to a little thicker wt for a while and see if it goes away. Maybe even switch back to dino oil for a while and see what happens. How old is the fluid that is in there now and is it at the proper level?? May want to get a 2nd opinion. Good Luck.

'90 525i

: Well, it turns out that noise I've been experiencing has been just gear rattle. Apparantly a normal thing, just something a 135k car does. Switching from 90 wt oil to synthetic just made the sound more apparant, that's also why it gets worse after driving, the oil warms up and thins out. So, anyone switching to Redline ATF, just beware, this may happen, not necessarily a bad thing.

: Tim Collins

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