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Transmission noise '90V8Q
-=> Quoting Christopher Olson <=-
CO> I recently began hearing a harsh metallic buzzing in my transmission
CO> when I start up. I had it checked and found that the transmission
CO> fluid was black and possibly had never been flushed in 88K miles.
Have you placed the Q on a lift when cold and checked the noise?
Noises can be amazingly deceptive sometimes until you isolate
the area they're coming from. About a month after I bought my
V8Q I got a low "buzz" from the tranny too, somewhat metallic.
To make a long story short, the noise was being caused by bad
motor mounts causing low frequency vibrations which caused
something (to this day I don't know what) to "buzz" when the
car was cold. I accidentally found this out when I decided to
check out mounts, bushings etc. with a pry bar.
Tranny fluid color: I vaguely remember reading somewhere that
the color of the tranny fluid isn't an indicator of anything.
CO> The transmission functions better now but it seems the
Better than what? What is/was it doing? Is the indicator
working normally? Does the S/M/E switch work?
CO> T-fluid pump starving for fluid. He suggests that it would be
CO> relatively easy and cheap to try changing the filter. Does anyone have
CO> another opinion?
It might be worth taking the car to someone who specializes in
Euro Automatics (especially BMW) to do the fluid change and
poke around while there.
... Why be politically correct when you could be right?
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