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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 03-03-2012, 07:17 PM
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nasty noise when making a right turn

Hello everyone,

I have been noticing a odd noise when turning right like into a parking lot. Sounds like a differential noise but I am no expert. Does anyone have a glue? I drive a 08 m3 vert with 18,000 miles..
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:30 PM
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Hello everyone,

I have been noticing a odd noise when turning right like into a parking lot. Sounds like a differential noise but I am no expert. Does anyone have a glue? I drive a 08 m3 vert with 18,000 miles..
Normal vehicle function, it is the limited slip differential. Scared me the first time I heard it too. Funny thing is, my car didn't do it at first, then after the 1200 mile service where they change the differential fluid, it started making the grinding sound. Then, at my 30k service, they changed the differential fluid again and it doesn't make the sound anymore. From research, I understand the dealer can use a heavier weight fluid if the noise bothers you too much.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:50 AM
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Thanks for sharing the information. Good to hear that its normal function of the car.

All the best.
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You need differential fluid with booster (the part ends with 583) to get rid of or minimize the grinding noise.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:43 AM
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You need differential fluid with booster (the part ends with 583) to get rid of or minimize the grinding noise.
Correct. I noticed it immediately when turning out of the dealer after my 1200 mile service and made a U-turn back. They swapped to the booster fluid and all was fine again, i.e no LSD noise just as it was prior to the service.
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