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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sun, Jul-21-2019, 04:02:48 PM   #21
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Default Re: Creak or tap noise from the dash area

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Old thread i know but does anyone have a picture of this grease nipple?
Just google oiled nipple.
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Just google oiled nipple.


Yeaa haha nice one

Really though... Any specific direction would be very helpful. I tried spraying some lube right where the hinge is but creak-tap is still there. Anyone have a photo that would help here? Or at least what that 'nipple' is actually called?


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I love when these old ones like this pop up! I will have to lube my nips..

I was having a fluttering noise that could only be heard slightly with drivers side window down. Could have sworn it was my mirror.. Took it off 3-4 times and found nothing. Fixed my weather stripping on the rear windows, and while doing so noticed the black window trim had a screw lightly loose right up near the mirror...

Just little stuff like that drives me absolutely insane. I took my Denali back to the dealer like 3-4 times when I bought it for small little rattles. Luxury vehicles just simply shouldn't make unwanted noise
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Default Re: Creak or tap noise from the dash area

Ok finally had a chance to try this after locating these 'nipples' and applying some thick bearing grease.

I have to say, I was totally SKEPTICAL that they could make a noise like this (thought I was going to have to chase suspension piece by piece or even worse, consider frame damage!)

Car hasn't made the tap/creak since doing this. Even on the most angled driveways / rain gutters. I can't believe this!! Been driving me mad for a while now.

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