Hey ive got a E36 M3 3.2 1998 euro spec.. we had a gymkahna a while ago and after a good couple of rounds my car got this LOUD ''GRRRRRR'' sound in the gearbox area, like i have seized the thrust bearing!!! so i drove my car back home '' Sounded sh*t but couldnt feel anything strange!!! the sound is there if the clutch is engaged or disengaged
Got my self a new clutch kit, Brand new flywheel , etc..
assembled the whole lot yesterday... and boom the sound is still there!!!
If any of you have done the job you would know why i dont just want to open it up again!!!
my guess is it is the starter or something!!!! but it starts no problem and in my opinion if the starter kicked out and ran on the ring gear!! it would make a charge and melt the wires which is not happening!!! hope its not something in the engine!! but it revs up clean and the power is there!!! have any of you had this problem before????????