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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 09-26-2012, 07:07 AM
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High Pitched Noise

I've recently developed a noise in my 88 325i, I noticed it after I took the car to a Car-wash where I used the spray wand, co-incidence I believe ?
At about 15-20 mph I'll hear a high pitched whine coming from the left rear wheel hub, goes away when you slow to 20 or so. Friends and I isolated the noise while the car was on a lift with the wheel off, the noise sounds like it is coming in contact with rubber. I took off the axle nut, pushed the axle in a bit, to lube behind the hub thinking that would alleviate the issue, not so. Any thoughts as to what is causing the noise. Auto tranny fyi
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:04 PM
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wheel bearing
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:41 AM
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Thumbs down spray wand

I agree with Downhiller
This tool of destruction, you mentioned as a
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spray wand
should be prohibited
So should Oxy Acetalene torches.

You managed to destroy the wheelbearing seal with this
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spray wand
You are not the first !
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:37 AM
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:12 PM
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Noise went from consistent to inconsistent to gone, over the course of 5 days, variety of drive lengths, speed so forth, no bearing roughness or growl. ??
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:04 PM
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if its gone dont worry about it. probably rusted something or got some sand where it shouldnt of been and finally worked its way out
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:46 PM
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And the Winner is Downhiller, heard the rumble Thursday, confirmed a failing left rear wheelbearing.
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