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04-19-2004, 10:50 PM
So,, since I installed an aftermarket suspension in the car I have been nagged by this rattle.
At first I though something was loose in the rear shocks mounts: checked...nothing.
Then I thought it was maybe the exhaust banging against the battery box: checked, there was some contact, packed with some foam insulation....still there.
It's been over 6 months and I pretty much decided I was just going to have to live with this nagging bumpedy-bump coming from somewhere in the rear.

Then this past week end, while checking the engine compartment at the autox what do I find? Well it turns out the dickwad that fixed my car recently never bolted down the windshield washed reservoir! One Zip tie later the damn rattle was gone!!!!

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04-20-2004, 07:55 AM
The noise sounded like it was from the left side rear. Could have sworn it was a metallic sound from underneath. Now here's where rocket science comes in. Adjusting those two black rubbber hatch bump stops took care of the noise. It's amazing how a niggling rattle can distract you from driving. I swear the car handles much better now :-)<HR " COLOR="#FF0000" SIZE="4"><img src="">
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04-20-2004, 12:45 PM
... and call it "RattleBusters"! Fix your rattles for $99.95, satisfacton guaranteed! Probably do well, although some rattles can be a b1tch to find, as we all know.

04-20-2004, 02:01 PM
Of course not to me, to BMWNA... Not sure what the hourly rate is they bill BMWNA, but they billed them for 18 hours for hunting down the rattles alone. While that's a bit excessive, you'd still loose your as<I></I>s charging $100 to fix em all. :-)

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