Damn I just thought of something else it could be, but it slipped out of my head... Oh, check your car. Turn it on, and then when you start it, turn off all your radio and fan, ac, all that shit. Press the clutch in, if you can hear a high pitched sort of a whine, it may be a bad clutch assembly. The whine from what I have heard is the sound of a throw out bearing going bad. So you may try that, I know thats one of the things I hear when I do it. So I am planning to replace my clutch. Also, does anyone know if the 1985 318i had solid lifters? I'm beginning to wonder, because if not, it sounds like I may have a bad valve or something. I'm trying to figure that out before it becomes bad. But if we have solid lifters then that might explain some of the noise. I may just be paranoid. Oh well. Thanks.