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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 08-06-2004, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1987 325IS. After driving on the highway there is noise from the rear when braking or turning. Is it the bearings or loose brake pads.

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What kind of noise??
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Old 08-06-2004, 12:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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does it drive any differently? like brakes locking up...or extra slidey in the rear...
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Old 08-07-2004, 05:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I was looking at an exceptionally clean 325eS when I was getting my baby and it had a similar noise in the rear. well I say similar because it was in the rear under similar circumstances. My friends dad said he was almost positive it was a wheel bearing going bad. I don't know if that applys to you, do you have LSD? if its from the back it might be your LSD clunking around. If you have one... @_@ Just some thoughts.

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Braking and turning? I'd say it probally is an LSD, seing as how you say you have iS - likely chance of having one, albiet stock more than likely. :P
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yeah like 99.999999% chance i'd say it still has one...lol y wuld u take it off?
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yeah like 99.999999% chance i'd say it still has one...lol y wuld u take it off?
old and busted? And from what I understand, the e36 model for sure didn't always have a limited slip. So unless the e30 was special like that (Shrug) it may not have had one to begin with.
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i lub e30 hehe
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Grinding, metal to metal noise. Had bearings checked and was told they were OK. Makes noise only on turns. TIA for any help.

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when was the last time you changed the differential oil?!?!?!?! no one ever does it and ruins some perfectly good lsd's ghead
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Car was just inherited and I doubt it has been changed. I was worried about the differential. Sentimental car for the wife, so it looks like I'll have to figure the cheapest way to fix it.

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hmm...maybe change out the lsd..on it
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I had a less-harsh grinding noise around slow turns in my 325.
Changed the differential additive, all went away.
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I had a less-harsh grinding noise around slow turns in my 325.
Changed the differential additive, all went away.
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some e30s have a lsd. Fortunately for me I had a stock 4.10 LSD in mine and i had the same thing all it was is the differential oil getting bad. I recommend to get ROYAL PURPLE SYNTHETIC GEAR OIL my mechanic that race preps and repairs all of his e30 cars including the e30 m3 swears by the stuff.
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some e30s have a lsd. Fortunately for me I had a stock 4.10 LSD in mine and i had the same thing all it was is the differential oil getting bad. I recommend to get ROYAL PURPLE SYNTHETIC GEAR OIL my mechanic that race preps and repairs all of his e30 cars including the e30 m3 swears by the stuff.
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