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.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 AT 9:49 AM