In my 1996 328i SE Auto, when driving briskly sometimes a sharp turn
or dip in the road can result in a brief whooshing sound, which I'm
sure is a mudflap scraping the road. Does it both sides. I've
mentioned it to my local garage (not a BMW specialist, although
competent I think). But they haven't diagnosed and fixed it, so I
assume it's not something glaringly obvious. Been doing this for
several years. Is it a known issue please? I'm wondering if maybe they
are non-standard flaps, fitted too low. Anyone know exactly what
height the mudflaps should be above the surface when car is at rest?
Any other thoughts would be appreciated please.
My '94 E36 325 TD did this. The front ones would often catch, which
wasn't really a shock given how low they sit.
My '96 E36 325 TDS SE doesn't however. Not sure if it has stiffer
springs, or maybe just dampers in better condition.
Assuming your tyres are up to the correct pressure, and the garage
hasn't commented on worn dumpers/bushes, I wouldn't worry about it.
Eventually it'll stop when the mud flap wears down far enough! :o)
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