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#1 (permalink) Old 08-28-2005, 09:17 PM
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I was pulling into a parking lot yesterday and I had my wheel turned to the right (about 30 degrees). I stopped for a second to allow a car backing out of a parking stall to get the hell out of my way. When I engaged the clutch, my rear right tire lit up and the car wouldn't move at all. After I pulled in, I checked to see if I was hung up on the curb, but I wasn't. I have a 1992 318is. This car should never spin the tires under normanl clutch engagement.

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#2 (permalink) Old 08-28-2005, 09:57 PM
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Was there standing water? Ice? Some chemical on the ground? The only times my tires have lit up have been when it was hailing. The car would kick to the left even under slow starts. I have no clue what it could have been unless there was something to reduce your traction either on the tire or ground.
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Dry as could be.

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Help a foreigner out: what do you mean by "lit up." I am guessing that your tire did not catch on fire. I am sorry I cannot be of any help. Out ouf context I gather that you lost traction. I don't want to scare you, but somthing like that could have someting to do with your differential failing on you. However, take into consideration that I am responding to a post I did not even understand in its entirety.

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You are right. And a failing diff, was my first thought.

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lit up = spun out with smoke or screech perhaps.

few things I could think up:

-Uneven tire pressure
-Uneven tire wear
-Uneven pavement..

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heavy foot?




ease off the gas
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did you side step it by accident? and powerbraked it??

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Originally posted by aheath+Aug 29 2005, 01:04 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(aheath @ Aug 29 2005, 01:04 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'>heavy foot?




ease off the gas
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Nope. Mild clutch engagement as well as application of the gas.

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did you side step it by accident? and powerbraked it??
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I've never even thought about powerbraking a 5 speed. That's funny.

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Originally posted by dvmotorsports+Aug 29 2005, 09:51 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(dvmotorsports @ Aug 29 2005, 09:51 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Cruzin 323is@Aug 29 2005, 02:00 PM
did you side step it by accident? and powerbraked it??
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You should try it some time.

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Check for oil leakage on the casing of the final drive (diff). Bad seals can cause a low oil level inside, resulting in slipping or chatter. If it doesn't happen again, I wouldn't worry about it.

Also, there could be a simpler explanation to this . . your front wheels were turned right, so the left rear wheel would be a little more weighted than the right. Or it may have been sitting on a piece of cardboard or something, and threw it back far enough that you didn't notice it. But that can be enough to get the wheel spinning.

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My wheels have spun similarly before. I never make anything of it.

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one day i was power braking my 328 and spinning my tires like a maniac had a cloud of smoke ,but suddenly i woke up.

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Go on flat ground. And redo multiple times what you did at the parkin lot and see what happens. If it happens again like it was said before go to the diff.

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