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      08-20-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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loud thud/clunk when going in reverse?

08 e90 6spd... anytime i put it in reverse and start backing up and then press the clutch in i hear this thud/clunk sound...its pretty loud... any1 else have that? i dought its normal...wondering if its a tranny mount going bad?
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      08-21-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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normal, read the manual about all the noises these cars make.. It seems every day there is a new thread about noises....


These cars are noisy period; clunks, creaks, rattles, all part of the experience.
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normal, read the manual about all the noises these cars make.. It seems every day there is a new thread about noises....


These cars are noisy period; clunks, creaks, rattles, all part of the experience.
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^^ haha the manual has a noise section? Lmao just wanted to make sure.. What would the topic be under in the manual?
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You would think a 50k+ car would be noise free
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      08-21-2012, 12:12 PM   #6
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You would think a 50k+ car would be noise free
yes, a 5 series is.. You're missing the point, the M3 is a high performance car and as such you get the infamous m-clunk, rear diff noises, etc.. It's not relative to the cost. It's due to performance oriented nature
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      08-21-2012, 03:27 PM   #7
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Its better now i know its normal lol
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      08-24-2012, 02:18 PM   #8
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I felt the same when I heard the sound, but the M is mainly about performance and not luxury.
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Make sure you didn't back over a small child or animal.
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Make sure you didn't back over a small child or animal.
LOL +1
seriously though, its fine. I have the dct and I can hear it clunk into reverse when I'm backing up or back into 1st when I switch back. It's just cuz its designed to be max performance. So when you go slow, it makes noise. The sounds go away when you shift while going faster. The gearboxes on normal bmw's are designed to be quiter and shift slower so they don't make noise. "luxurious" is what I'd call that mentality.

I use the sounds this car makes when going slow as proof it hates going slow.
"but officer, if I go less than 60 i can hear the gearing clunk, so I have to go 100 in the parking lot!"
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