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Old 05-16-2014, 02:00 AM
Rasmus Rasmus is offline
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Noise from the differential


My name is Rasmus and I come from Denmark, where cars a quite expensive du to our high taxes, as you may know.

At the moment im in a bargaining, trying to buy a BMW 318i from 2008.

I drove the car to the local test center, in order to get a review of the cars condition. He told me it was a awsome car if not there was this sound coming from the rear differential. He described the sound as a whining.

The noise is hard to notice, and i didn't even notice it before he mentioned it and even then it was quite difficult to hear. My pal, who i braught along to the test center, told me that it was easy to hear when the car was on the car lift and i stepped on the gas pedal.

Is this normal ? and would i be able to drive a long time with this issue? the noise do not bother me, as I can't hear it when i hit the road. If the differential crash completely (is there a chance of that??), will more parts then be destroyed as well ?

sorry for my bad english.

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