thump thump thump - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 02-22-2004, 11:14 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ekalmus is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
I have a beautiful 318is 1993. It is very reliable and I have not had anything go wrong in the year I have owned it. There is however one problem I have not even been able to locate. When accelerating in 2nd gear, sometimes 1st if I push it, or sometimes third I get a banging noise directly under the emergency brake. I assumed it was a pipe hitting the underside of the body. I have had the heat sheilds welded... put muffler hangers on the pipes and still no luck. I would rather not spend the money to have the shop test, and test, and test it until they locate the problem, so please help if you have any idea what could be making the noise.

Thank you for any help you might give,

Eric
ekalmus is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 02-22-2004, 11:33 PM
ex owner/admin
 
Furious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Toronto-Canada
Posts: 10,839
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious
Send a message via AIM to Furious
this is what you would call the Guibo disk or flex disk. it needs to be replaced (it connects your tranny to the driveshaft) look at it closely there should be no freying or breaks at all

if its not that then check your tranny mounts for excessive wear

Furious is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 02-22-2004, 11:35 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
EXtech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 497
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
EXtech is an unknown quantity at this point
right on Furious... I would also add to check both the trans mounts and the engine mounts. Each can be a contributing factor to the other.

STETT Performance -
Everything BMW
921 J Place, Suite 200
Plano, TX 75074
469-767-3309

OEM Repairs and Maintenance
Extended Warranty Service
Pre-Purchase Inspections
Everything Performance (brakes, turbos, Nitrous, Cams, Complete Engines, Clutches/Flywheels etc)
-----------

STETT Performance Official Grand Opening BMW Meet, May 6th 11A-3P -- Music, Food, Drawings and Tons of BMW's go to http://206.123.107.13/stett and register.. it's FREE
EXtech is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 02-22-2004, 11:41 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
RallyE36 is an unknown quantity at this point
You may want to check the center driveshaft coupling.
Some models come with a hard rubber coupling mounted between the driveshaft and the transmission flange.
This may have deteriorated with time and cracked. With the engine torque there may be movement of the shaft and the flange bolts may be hitting an exhaust shield or other component.

Good luck

1996 E36 M44 318i 5sp LSD
Canadian Model
RallyE36 is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 02-23-2004, 04:38 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ekalmus is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Thanks for your help - looks like it is the drive shaft support - a $40 part.
ekalmus is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2004, 09:30 PM
n00b
 
EuphoriaII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
EuphoriaII is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by ekalmus@Feb 23 2004, 05:18 PM
Thanks for your help - looks like it is the drive shaft support - a $40 part.
I had that happen once.
EuphoriaII is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Auto Trans Thump JL380 3-Series (E36) 1 10-02-2003 01:24 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome