Return to the Cars Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Anybody own a BMW X3? I have a question.

Posted by cactuscatie (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 8, 10 at 19:45

I have a 2008 X3, last year the headers needed to be replaced. I just noticed today the tapping noise again and probably need another header job. Is this a problem with all X3's? Luckily I'm still under warranty.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Anybody own a BMW X3? I have a question.

At this late date, I suppose that you have already addressed this problem, but I will toss out a few words. Let us know what you found.

When you say "tapping noise", do you know the source? Is it a noise associated with the exhaust system, a valve train noise, or something else? A leaking gasket at the exhaust header can make a sharp, short sound that may be confused with other sounds. However, once you have heard this sound and indentified it, it is distinctive and you'll recognize when you hear it again.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Cars Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here