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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 07-02-2011, 03:19 AM
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Hi everyone. This is my fisrt time here so be gentle with me. I have a question which I'm hoping someone can help me with. I have a 1997 e36 323i 2.5 coupe, and when I am stationary and depress the clutch to pull away everything is fine, but when I place it into first gear the is a clunk noise from what sounds like the rear. Any thoughts. Many thanks. Gary
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:01 AM
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Hmm, if only some one, some where had compiled a list of causes of sounds one might here coming from the rear of an E36, wouldn't that be awesome?. Than you could just read that and get on with fixing it instead of waiting on other people to respond to your post, man that would be convenient, it could be called "Sounds From the Rear: Explained" or something like that, and maybe some thoughtful moderator would have the good sense to make it stay near the top of the main page, we could call that "stickying" the thread. How has such a wonderful thread not been created and stickyed so it is convenient for every one to find..... Wait a second.....


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Old 07-02-2011, 02:29 PM
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:54 PM
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He actually posted in there first.


So nice try guys, but he did it the right way.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:05 PM
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1997 328iS... HR coilovers, Brembo F40 calipers, camber plates, it needs a CUMMINS!!

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Old 07-02-2011, 03:28 PM
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He actually posted in there first.


So nice try guys, but he did it the right way.
Check the time stamps, this thread was posted 8 hours before he asked in the sticky.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:47 PM
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I've obviously made a newbie mistake I gather due to these comments. My apologies but I'm new here and new to owning a BMW.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:07 PM
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Don't worry about it. The E36 forum is full of adolescent comedians that pounce on Noobs for the least little mistakes. It's us old guys you have to watch out for.

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Old 07-02-2011, 09:11 PM
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Don't worry about it. The E36 forum is full of adolescent comedians that pounce on Noobs for the least little mistakes. It's us old guys you have to watch out for, we tend to fall asleep at the wheel and leave our blinkers on while driving 10 under the limit.

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Old 07-02-2011, 09:22 PM
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Don't worry about it. The E36 forum is full of adolescent comedians that pounce on Noobs for the least little mistakes. It's us old guys you have to watch out for.

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Agreed.

They will grow up eventually.

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Old 07-02-2011, 09:54 PM
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Yupp.... i just ignore it and dont post in the threads that they do usually....

I dont want my username associated with that type of behavior honestly. i want to be know to be helpful

When i dont have anything nice to say i dont say it..

when thier question isnt answered in a few days with no response... their only option is to search
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:25 AM
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I try to guide people in the right direction through lighthearted dickery in a way that rips off other users way of being a dick .
Fixed.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:02 AM
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That's ok guys it's been a while since I've been a newbie at anything. As long as I get help along the way I'm fine with it. Thanks for the suggestions. I will try diff bolts. Is it a common problem then.
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