erratic ticking noise from engine, e30 316i
Ive only had my 316 for a few weeks now, everything going fine till it started making a ticking sound that increased with revs. I drive about 90 miles a day, some days its fine and runs perfectly, other days it starts after 10 miles, sometimes after about 20. Usually happens while im on the motor way, doing about 60. Ive checked the oil, thats ok, cambelt changed about 7000 miles ago so its probably not that. Any ideas? The only other thing I can think of is the valves/lifters need adjusting. Any idea how much thatd cost?
The cars a 91 316i, 118 000 miles. Everything else seems to still run fine, engine temp still good etc. Just worried that with doing quite a bit of driving that Im goin to damage the engine. Could it be that the valves arent getting enough oil? Sometimes when its making the noise, if i turn the car off then on again it stops, but other times it continues. Very random. Any ides??? Im desperate.
Thanks in advance