Fri, Nov-16-2001, 03:02:00 PM
this for 2002 m3 owners, have any of guys
experienced any clutch rattle or clunking?
i was just wondering if it was just 2001's
or everyone. also if any of you 2002 owners
are having any rear diff problems?
Fri, Nov-16-2001, 06:26:00 PM
I have a '02 with about 500 miles on it and it does the same thing. I have read and heard from many that this is normal. Something to do with the type of clutch and diff. it uses. If you hear grinding that is another story.
Fri, Nov-16-2001, 11:14:00 PM
see the "Gear slap" discussion below from 11/11/01.
Wed, Nov-21-2001, 10:05:00 AM
i have the same problem with my 2002 m3, it has 380 miles, Bmw's service manager new what i was talking about , when i asked him about the clunking, and he told me it was normal
Fri, Nov-23-2001, 02:35:00 AM
Your dealer is incorrect. It is not normal according to BMW Service Engineering Advance Information memo dated June, 2001 distributed to all BMW dealerships.
Again, see the discussion under gear slap, clutch rattle. We should try to accumulate all observations and complaints on this particular problem under a single thread so that we can present this to our respective dealerships and/or BMW. If the problem is as pervasive as I think it is and enough people are annoyed - I am certain that BMW will take notice and resolve the issue.
Wed, Dec-05-2001, 12:31:00 AM
I have a 2002. Got it 3 weeks ago. I have this problem in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. It started after 100 miles or so. I believe I noticed it shortly after I tried to accelerate in second and the car started pulsating. I had to disengage the clutch. That probably knocked something loose. I am not sure what happened. I think I did not have enought gas when I engaged the clutch. I was already going 15 mph or so.
I have my 1200 service next week. Should I complain? Is there a service advisory for this problem? I read on some other posting that some other dealerships in other countries are holding their stock because there may be a resolution. Who knows. This could be false information. I know what the dealership in Charlotte, NC will say. They will probably just say it is normal and will go away. Of course, that is hog wash. It really does not bother me that bad. I will of course mention it and see what they say. If enought people continue to take their cars in for the problem, they will eventually do something about it.
Sat, Dec-15-2001, 09:01:00 AM
How much is a reasonable price to pay when buying a 2002 BMW M3 with the auto trans? Should it cost around 60K before tax? For you M3 owners, what is a reasonable amount to deposit and how long is the wait for a M3 to be delivered? Thanks and Good Luck with your cars.