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Old 08-14-2023, 07:23 AM
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Bmw x5 e70 4.8i Rattle noise

Hi all first time posting.
I have a 08 x5 e70 4.8i that has a strange rattling noise coming from the engine.
It only seems to do it at low rpm and does not do it at idle or in park.
As soon as a put the car in drive or reverse the rattling starts but when i start driving the noise disappears any ideas on what this might be?
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Old 08-14-2023, 11:25 AM
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Wife's E53 did exactly like this. It was stones on the stiffening plate. Many people find a loose heat shield etc causing similar.

Have somebody in the car and change gears to reproduce while you listen in the engine bay
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