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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
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Old Tue, Apr-30-2019, 02:51:23 PM   #1
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Hello!!! i have a question. i have 2003 m3 convertible and everytime i turn left or right i can hear something is rubbing. im pretty sure it is not the tires rubbing to fender as it is oem wheels of 18 inch..only happens when i turn left or right. anyone have experienced this?
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Check to make sure your fender liners are properly secured.
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Check to make sure your fender liners are properly secured.
thanks for the reply. but noise like rubbing happens in rear. its not the liner...
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Spacers? Tire sizes? Alignment good?
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Man that's ur diff. Change ur diff fluid with OE fluid. If you don't know what that is I'll l link you.
Unless it's actually rubbing then you should get that on a lift. But usually a 'rubbing,' sound in the rear while turning is just that. Diff fluid is to be changed periodically
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Man that's ur diff. Change ur diff fluid with OE fluid. If you don't know what that is I'll l link you.
Unless it's actually rubbing then you should get that on a lift. But usually a 'rubbing,' sound in the rear while turning is just that. Diff fluid is to be changed periodically
please link me. ill give it a shot.. it really only happens when im turning left or right even in a minimal speed. im sure it is not the tires as its oem..could be need alignment or could be bushing too..no idea but im open to try all the suggestion
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please link me. ill give it a shot.. it really only happens when im turning left or right even in a minimal speed. im sure it is not the tires as its oem..could be need alignment or could be bushing too..no idea but im open to try all the suggestion
U'll need 3 bottle of this https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...r/83222282583/
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I just did a Diff fluid change over the weekend. Easy enough. just get the car high enough to get a torque wrench in there.

Link to the DIY - http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY

I used 1.5 bottles of RP Max-Gear Gear Oil 75w140. (https://www.ecstuning.com/b-royal-pu...1-quart/01301/)

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I recently noticed this problem as well right after I got my car from racewerkz after the subframe reinforcement. they did align the car and everything but it mostly happens on right turns if I am fully locked to the right and the rubbing sound isn't that pronounced.

but it becomes more pronounced on spirited driving hard turns and doesn't matter which direction I turn it sounds like its rubbing but the sound doesn't come on all the time.


the rubbing sound seems to come from the right rear.

And again, it doesn't happen all the time, only on parking lot speed turning right from time to time. or sometimes during hard turns at speed but direction doesn't matter. (left or right).

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