I thought I had a wheel bearing going as my car is noisy when it moves
off from cold. It sounded so like a wheel bearing that I asked my mech
to do it. He pointed out the noise stops once the car has done a few
miles and checked with a BMW mech who said it was the differential and
was not unusual and not a problem either. Has anybody else had a
similar occurrence? My car is a 535i 1998 125K miles.
Diff - if faulty makes noise on tight turns especially in reverse. Worse
(but more easily ignored) on limited slip diff's.
Expensive (and very difficult on LSD's).
Far more likely to be a wheel bearing or similar.
On Fri, 2 Sep 2005 22:09:56 +0000 (UTC), "R. Mark Clayton"
That was indeed my opinion and I am a time served mech although I am
retired now but I was impressed that the man didn't just do the job
and then give me the bill. I am so out of touch that I always defer to
his judgement now. Thanks though.
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