Join Date: May 2004
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Hello all. My first post. I have a 92 318is in Canada. Runs fine until I did this:
Got the oil changed to Castrol Syntec (I dont know what was used before) 5W40. At the same time, I was told the tranny fluid (its manual) was low, so I decide to get it flushed and refilled. Any I'll make this brief: Oil change is no problem. Seems that there is usually a tag besides the nut on the transmission to determine if there is a tag use Dextron II, if not tag, use standard hear oil (80W). Anyway, the owners manual said Dextron. Initially it was filled with the standard gear oil. I drove off, and damn! I hear a loud bang on the right rear! Then I hear something strange (loud noise) once again. Thinking nothing of it (there were a lot of machines around), I drove off. Then I started hearing (as I accelerated into 4th) a constant clanking and ticking noise coming from the right side of the car (sounded like its from the back right). I turned around scared and told them off. They researched again and from the owners manual they put in Synthetic Dextron this time (flushing the tranny fluid again). So now I drive off, and it still is there!! The ticking noise. Initially when I drive from stand, the noise is not there, then as I hit 2nd 3rd 4th gears, I start hearing the constant ticking (loud) noise from the right. The noise (the ticking) lowers with speed. Even in neutral rolling, I hear it. Pissed, I told the manager I want a full refund and a note because I plan on taking it to the dealer and if it's anything to do with the tranny, you are liable. He co-operated.
Anyway, the long and short of it is ... I am not convinced its the wrong fluid in the tranny that caused this. Anyone else have this clicking/clanking noise as they drive off? When sitting in idle (in gear or neutral) this clicking etc is not there, only when driving. Strange and sad since I dont wanna put any money in the car.
As I got home (20km) off the highway (yes, I drove like that, what choice did I have on a Saturday?), things sounded okay (the clicking was there but lightly). Anyway, at a stop light as I proceeding to go, I heard a one time bang noise again! Its crazy (or driving me crazy).
Any suggestions, ideas or experiences to calm by raging anger?