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E24 (1976 - 1989)
The BMW 6 Series (E24) was the first variant of the 6 series produced by BMW from 1976 through 1989.

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Old 05-10-2013, 10:07 PM
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Mein Auto: 1986 bmw 635csi
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im not sure really but do i have struts or shock absorbers in the rear? i think they need changed it makes a loud thump if i start in first gear to fast.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:35 AM
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rear struts

rears are also struts, but sounds like possible subframe bushing may be bad. Are you sure its in the rear? not in driveshaft center support bearing?
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:42 PM
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I was thinking subframe bushings, too (the big ones on the ends), considering I just replaced mine. The"thump" when you accelerated, or even shifted fast, describes what it sounded like perfectly. Mine were so bad they literally fell apart when I took the center bolt out.
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