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Old 04-21-2014, 05:26 PM
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1982 BMW 320i questions and problems

Hello I just bought my first car which is a 1982 BMW 320i E21 and I have had a few problems since I bought it. First of all my engine makes much more noise than I believe it is supposed to and I am not sure why. Second when I get going around 40-50 mph there is a strange grinding or vibration noise in the rear of the car. I am not sure what either of these problems could be but if anyone has any experience with these cars and might know what is the problem then I would appreciate some help.

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Old 05-09-2014, 05:17 AM
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Engine noise: Intake roar? Tapping noise? Knocking noises? Squeaks? Grinding /vibration - Check alll the drive shaft joints very carefully for wear or being part siezed.
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:37 PM
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I actually found out it was only a valve adjustment that my car needed, so I fixed it. But I still have a exhaust leak that is making a clicking noise but I think all it needs is a manifold gasket or just tightening of the screws.


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