From dale_at_unofficialbmw.com Tue Aug 27 10:44:17 1996
From: Dale Beuning <dale_at_unofficialbmw.com>
Subject: Re: (e30) Thumping sound in the trunk area/whee well?
To: do_at_freenet.calgary.ab.ca (San Do)
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 1996 10:43:19 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: dale_at_unofficialbmw.com ()
The upper rubber shockmount in the rear is very prone to breakage.
At least the original ones on the '84 and '85's. These are less
than $50 at the dealer. Make the car handle worlds better also.
How can you tell if that's the problem?
If there are holes in the trunk lining above the shock, that's one sign.
Pull back the lining and bounce the rear up and down, the
top of the shock should NOT move, if it does, new bushing time.
> I know that I have heard people talking about a loose sounding "metal ball
> in a box noise that occurs in the rear of some E30's.
> Could someone tell me what the most common causes of these noises are?
> I recall one of them being a loose jack, this is not it. tight. I
> checked the spare tire too.
> Could it be a broken shockmount?
> Any direct replies would be GREATLY appreciated.
> San Do
> 85 318i w/Intrax Super Slammers
> Mission Viejo, Ca
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