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      11-27-2012, 02:26 PM   #23
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I have 6k miles on my car now and it seems the noise has gone away. A few of the little quibbles I had with the car just went away. only time it will make noise is if I just switched from comfort to sport. There is a small timeframe when the shocks are adjusting that its very stiff and can clunk. just a second or two.
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      11-27-2012, 07:53 PM   #24
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I dont see it as fixable, bu I stay away from the dealer as much as possible. This kinda of issue is a bit subjective. Other tell me i'm very picky and I sense every little issues and noises . It may be that the issue others are referring to are more noticeable than mine, or may be more serious.
Interesting take on the subject. Oh mine is quite severe and it will be getting fixed, or the dealer will be giving me my $85K back
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      11-30-2012, 08:24 PM   #25
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Interesting take on the subject. Oh mine is quite severe and it will be getting fixed, or the dealer will be giving me my $85K back
85k? That's an expensive F30

But keep me posted. I do not see it as a *Defect*. It is per design
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      11-30-2012, 08:34 PM   #26
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85k? That's an expensive F30

But keep me posted. I do not see it as a *Defect*. It is per design

Not in Australia it isn't, $79,000 is an F320d Sportline, before I added all the xtras. With extras and on road costs $87,000k with $3k dealer discount , $85k.
You guys do pay a lot less in the US
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      12-01-2012, 08:09 AM   #27
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I have been advised by BMW Asia to wait for solution from Germany.

Is anyone aware of any solution by BMW to the "clunk" noise?
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      12-01-2012, 08:18 AM   #28
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I have been advised by BMW Asia to wait for solution from Germany.

Is anyone aware of any solution by BMW to the "clunk" noise?
www.realoem.com shows a new steering rack, wheel hub, steering column, steering lower joint, etc. starting 11/2012 production. Not sure if any of this fixes anything, but we can hope.
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      12-02-2012, 06:41 PM   #29
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This is what I found to hopefully be the problem.

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showth...8#post13088498
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      12-02-2012, 07:25 PM   #30
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I have the same issue on the day I pickup my vehicle , I go back to delership in 2 days, they road test it , they find out that the left front shock is lacking, it took 3-4 weeks to get the parts from German.
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      12-02-2012, 08:13 PM   #31
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      12-02-2012, 08:42 PM   #32
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This is what I found to hopefully be the problem.

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showth...8#post13088498
Wow, mine is not that bad at all. Definitely not a bad shock. A bad shock makes you feel like your wheel is loose.
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      12-05-2012, 07:28 PM   #33
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Finally since this morning my F30 335 is at BMW , I hope to have comments of this issue may be in a week. Will keep you infomed.

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      12-05-2012, 11:31 PM   #34
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This is what I found to hopefully be the problem.

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showth...8#post13088498
That F30 has big problems.
That damper looks to have leaked out all of it's fluid, meaning there is NO damping, and the wheel is left to the pogo'ing of the spring motion.
That's a very serious and potentially dangerous problem.

The clunk/thunk I have in my steering is different.
The dampers are working in my 335i.

There appears to be about 3 different clunk/thunk scenarios being posted.
1- there is a thunk/clunk when the car goes over a sharp bump.
2- there is a thunk/clunk when the car is moving and the driver is making a turn over bumpy surfaces.
3- there is a thunk/clunk when the steering wheel is turned beyond 90 degrees left or right, even while the car is not moving. This is the one I have.

Maybe some of these are related.
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      12-05-2012, 11:56 PM   #35
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This is what I found to hopefully be the problem.

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showth...8#post13088498
Agreed with others that this is probably not the same "clunk" that's on this thread. I changed my shocks to aftermarket and the clunk was still there. My OEM shocks were still in tact... no fluid leak. Now I'm back to my OEM shocks. Clunk still there. So I don't believe it's a shock/strut issue although that's what I initially thought as well.
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      12-15-2012, 10:01 PM   #36
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Finally I have picked up my car yesterday and after testing and testing it today I can post that the noise in my car has gone. The pleasure of driving a BMW is back : ) . What BMW told me is that they have checked all the front parts in my car (for example the sway bar linkage) and found that some parts were not adjusted to specifications in torque adjustement. Thanks to wtmeyer from bimmerforums for his info.
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      12-15-2012, 11:18 PM   #37
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Finally I have picked up my car yesterday and after testing and testing it today I can post that the noise in my car has gone. The pleasure of driving a BMW is back : ) . What BMW told me is that they have checked all the front parts in my car (for example the sway bar linkage) and found that some parts were not adjusted to specifications in torque adjustement. Thanks to wtmeyer from bimmerforums for his info.
have you tested it in different conditions?

inoticed my noise doesn't reproduce all the time.
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      12-16-2012, 01:32 AM   #38
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www.realoem.com shows a new steering rack, wheel hub, steering column, steering lower joint, etc. starting 11/2012 production. Not sure if any of this fixes anything, but we can hope.
I was thinking about these changes and it seems that BMW may also be doing some changes to help with overall steering feel, considering the new lower steering joint. This new rack, I wonder if it also has a firmer feel on comfort and then firmer on sport compared to the parts on my only 4 month OLD system.

I'm sure some of those changes are addressing the greater vibration issue.
Once the new F30's come in with the new parts I'm going for a test drive to feel for myself. For me, I know I'll be po'd if the over all steering feels better.

I'm taking mine in next week to have them look into the light "thunk" I have in the steering. Listening to it while not moving, I notice it directly in the area of the steering wheel to rack linkage, not near the suspension bits. My issue may not be the same as others posting on this subject.
The problem is that the thunk seems to be stronger on certain days and almost not there on others. I explained that to the service writer, so I hope it's acting up when I take it in.
Very odd why it's distinct for a few days and then quiet.
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well i have an F30 2013, got in 2 days ago, and on bumpy roads..... i hear a noise but its not a clunk noise its more like "piss" "piss" like the shocks its this normal? im 100% there are the shocks but maybe its normal? but i only hear it on front left, not on the back.
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I was thinking about these changes and it seems that BMW may also be doing some changes to help with overall steering feel, considering the new lower steering joint. This new rack, I wonder if it also has a firmer feel on comfort and then firmer on sport compared to the parts on my only 4 month OLD system.

I'm sure some of those changes are addressing the greater vibration issue.
Once the new F30's come in with the new parts I'm going for a test drive to feel for myself. For me, I know I'll be po'd if the over all steering feels better.

I'm taking mine in next week to have them look into the light "thunk" I have in the steering. Listening to it while not moving, I notice it directly in the area of the steering wheel to rack linkage, not near the suspension bits. My issue may not be the same as others posting on this subject.
The problem is that the thunk seems to be stronger on certain days and almost not there on others. I explained that to the service writer, so I hope it's acting up when I take it in.
Very odd why it's distinct for a few days and then quiet.
FWIW, I have not noticed any vibration/wobble in my November build.
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Not yet. Was waiting to test my wife's f30 328 and this one has not the problem.

Went to BMW's service manager and he told me that I have to leave the car with the, for 3 day in order to take pictures, video and fill some kind of paperwork with information on those 3 days (They said that BMW Germany request this) .

I will find the days of when I can survive without my car.


I will post as soon as I have mor info.


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P.D. I apologize if I do not explain my self as I wish because of my bad english : )
hola paisano que tu f30 tambien le suena la suspension delantera, al mio suena como un "piss" pero creo que es normal del tipo de suspension.
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I picked up a new 2012 328i on November 17th, and it has VSS. I have the dreaded thunk especially over rough roads. Sounds like something is hitting something under the dash, but it's just noise from the steering gear (my thinking it is) coming through the steering shaft.

I also had someone move the steering wheel while I looked under the hood. The noise is definitely coming from the steering rack and steering shaft. If I'm stopped and shake the steering wheel left to right quickly, I get the same thunky clunky noise inside the car. I hope there is a fix soon and will follow these posts until there is. I don't really want to take my car in until I know where to tell the dealer to look.
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I just find it extremely odd and disappointing that a new BMW cars need to be re-torqued to specs!
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well i have an F30 2013, got in 2 days ago, and on bumpy roads..... i hear a noise but its not a clunk noise its more like "piss" "piss" like the shocks its this normal? im 100% there are the shocks but maybe its normal? but i only hear it on front left, not on the back.
That is normal for all shocks.
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