Not much more to say...I was hearing a metallic clanking/rattling noise coming from the underside/back of the car...a 98' 328i auto...and when traveling over bumps and potholes w/ the windows down, the noise was very apparent...and annoying. With reccomendation from the dealer and from reading the forums, I decided to replace my rear strut mounts. When I did take the old RSM's off...they looked fine..no holes in the rubber, perfect. The car has 90k on it, so I figure they must've been replaced by the previous owner...since they were in suck good shape. Turns out the noise culprit was the heat shield surrounding one of the cat converters. I still dont really have a fix for it, but was just going to rip it off and see what happens.
any input on that???
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98 328i ECIS CAI / Tint 35% / 17" Gun-Metal Gray M Countour style wheels with Polished chrome lip and 235/40/17 Toyo Proxe T1-R's / Silverstar bulbs - head and fog
System - Calrion ProAudio HU / MB Quart RA 1000 Sub amp, RA 4200 4 ch amp / MB Quart PCE 213 5.25" seperates front / JL Audio VR 6.5" seperates in rear / Stinger SPDH5 Pro-Hybrid 5 farad Capacitor / Alpine Type X 12" DVC Sub in a slot ported box