Re: bad rattling (somethings broken) noise
its auto, i think its a bw35 (shift is on the driver's side)
ok isn't the exhuast, no cat (XD), the engine isn't shaking at all, does this rule out mounts? It happens in any gear, so it can't be tailshaft. had a look at the convertor, it all seems tight enough.
Is there anyway to check out the fan clutch / water pump? Remove the fan belt and run it for a few seconds? I have been told the water pump isn't working the best, but it has never come close to overheating. The belt is fine, its all tight and not worn.
Every now and then the starter just grinds away instead of turning over the engine, but the flywheel gears look alright.
Might just check under the rocker cover, the noise is coming from the firewall side *somewhere* or at least that's what it sounds like.
Any other ideas?
...someone give me a steep hill