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Old 09-26-2011, 10:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My '98 Z-3 (1.9) has a new sound at muffler. It is a rattling noise. There are no visible defects or metal-on-metal contacts. Sound is within exhaust system. I read an old letter I rec from BMW back in 2002? It looks like the rattle is a catalyst prob (loose monolith). From what I can tell, this issue may be covered under an extended warranty as it is part of emission system. The letter extends coverage 8 years or under 80K miles. Hope this is the case. Anyone had probs or related expenses? Please advise before I get to dealer. Note: the letter mentions potential prob with catalytic converter.
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