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The noise goes away if I add a little gas or depress the clutch This is a classic symptom of a bad throwout bearing.


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Sounds like it's possibly involved with the transmission and/or clutch. But first, I would check all the heat shielding on the car to make sure that's not a factor. When the transmission is engaged (when the clutch is not depressed) it can cause some NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) that will cause nearby heat shields to rattle and make it sound like a ...


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You will have to replace one or both wheels to make sure you have matching sizes on both sides. Note that in many jurisdictions having non-matching tyres on an axle will fail safety/roadworthyness inspections (or side-of-the-road checks)


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I'm afraid the only way to resolve this is to get matching width wheels plus matching sized tyres across the back axle. Even with the same sized tyres on different width wheels, the effective surface and sidewall profile shown to the road will be different. You may have success trying to find a second hand set of wheels cheaply or even buy an incomplete ...


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Had a similar problem with my 2007 xcountry. Thought it was a couple of accessories that I put on the bike. So many issues with starting when I travelled a short distance, then stopped the bike. Put in new battery, didn't fix the problem. Changed to a lithium battery on the bike which fixed the problem or at least I am not having that issue any more. It ...


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Sorry for the long wait fellas, but after banging my head for a few days, I finally figured out what was the issue. It wasn't injector problem nor the fuel pump. It turned out to be a BMW clamp that got loose and pressure popped off the hose it held down inside the gas tank. Look at photo:


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My first guess would be a warped or marred rotor. By "marred" I mean a section of the surface has been corrupted by a corrosive or partly glazed, so that it is smoother or rougher than the rest of the rotor. Both of these can be diagnosed by the same treatment. Have the rotor "turned" (almost any auto parts or machine shop should do it for less than $30). If ...


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So, after the edits to the original question, the tenor of the question changed, and a new key piece of information has emerged. Spraying starter fluid into the throttle body gets the engine to turn over. So, clearly you have a fuel issue. It's an Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system, and I suspect it's a non-return EFI system. So for the fuel to get from ...


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Let's start with some pictures to try and clear up the function of the fuel system. Both images and a lot of the information comes from here: http://www.aa1car.com/library/returnless_efi.htm There are two main types of Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) systems. The return type, and the returnless type. In the return type, excess fuel is pumped to the fuel ...


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It will most certainly be more expensive if you get a professional to repair this bumper for you. However, it will be a safe investment on your trade-in if it is restored professionally. We cannot discuss price on this platform, but, the cost to do this yourself versus taking it to reputable shop will be substantial. If you decide to do this on your own, it ...


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it sounds like your starter motor splined shaft isn't engaging The starter motor has a component called a bendix gear. It engages a pinion gear on the shaft with the ring gear that's on the outer edge of the flywheel. Once you let off the key in the ignition and it snaps back to 'On' the pinion gear shaft on the starter retracts so the flywheel outer gear ...



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