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      06-07-2013, 01:44 PM   #1
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Poping sound during cornering

I have a 2010 e92 M3, have had it about 2 months but have noticed sometimes when I make a hard left corner my front right side makes a loud metallic poping sound, also sometimes when just backing out of somewhere slow but turning steering wheel hard it does it as well.

Did it with stock wheels/tires and my new ones so don't think its related to wheels. Any thoughts?

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      06-09-2013, 08:36 AM   #2
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I have had the exact sound during the first 10-20kmiles, but has since disappeared. Have had my suspension inspected but no obvious problems or causes. I would just live with it unless it gets worse or becomes easily reproducible.

I do track my car often and have had no issues with the suspension or steering.
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My 08 does this too. Had everything looked at and the suspension is good. Dealer said it might be the plastics/dash/windows/gremlins making the noise. They offered to remove the dash board and try and fix it but I declined.
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Gotcha, thanks guys. Car only has 12k miles on it so hopefully will stop around 20k mark
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Don't know what a "Poping" sound is (thread title), not being a Papal scholar or being religious, but damn that sounds serious--confession, perhaps? Not sure even BMW service will be able to figure that out. Good luck with the car's exorcism.
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Popping sound is usually associated with the differential.
Sure, Lute, but what about a "Poping sound?"
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Is the poping sound accompanied with a white smoke emission? If so, I know what is going on.
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Motor mount???
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Motor mount???
Doubtful, on a car with only 12K miles
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Only comes from the front right corner somewhere, doesn't seem to affect handling or suspension etc. Only does it once in awhile or when im taking a aggressive left corner.
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You can hear it in these vids of mine:

Between 47-49 seconds





Between 3m09s and 3m11s

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Thanks for vids, hmm mine seems a good bit louder than that
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Check your swaybar end-links...they could be loose or shot. If they're loose/shot, they'll make a single loud clicking/popping sound under hard cornering or going over speedbumps/driveways (when one wheel hits the bump before the other). Track driving makes them fail faster. Aside from the clicking/popping there should be no other negative sensations. Check your other suspension bolts while you're at it too.

I had this on my other cars after upgrading the swaybars, and endlinks were always at fault. But they can fail with stock sway bars too.
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I noticed my 08 was doing this with oem shocks and even after installing KWv3's. I then decided to lower the front another quarter inch and it stopped. Was wondering if it had something to do with the suspension hitting the bump stomps particularly on hard left hand turns.
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I noticed my 08 was doing this with oem shocks and even after installing KWv3's. I then decided to lower the front another quarter inch and it stopped. Was wondering if it had something to do with the suspension hitting the bump stomps particularly on hard left hand turns.
The E9x M3 was designed to utilise the bump stops to contribute to spring rate, so hitting the bump stops won't produce odd noises.
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