Engine Mechanical problem
2009 BMW X3 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 3800 miles
My 10 month old X3 is rattling when I pull away after slowing down at junctions. It is as if the engine is " relaxing" and then when I put my foot down to pull away, it seems to " rattle" as it tightens back up.
The engine does not make this noise if I have to stop at a junction, only when I have to slow down to " give way" for other road users. It sounds as if the valves are out of synch with the engine or as older vehicles used to sound when their " tappets" needed adjusting.
This car has already needed a new rear differential and brake discs all round, the gearbox/transfer box is also whining !
It's going in to BMW next week so I'm hoping for an independent view of what I can expect to be told, thanks in advance.
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 AT 9:49 AM