3-Series (E21, E30)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.
i noticed today that my 318is is chattering pretty bad on the passenger side. sounds like its coming from the headers or the block. it has 225k miles on it so i know there will probably be some noise... is this one normal?
its at low rpms and it doesnt feel like its driving differently, but ive only had it for 2 months. the tensioner was the first thing i was going to replace because of the mileage, but this sounds like its coming from under the motor. i dont think its the valves unless one of them is bent or something. besides, it sounds like its further south than the valves. would a miss cause it to chatter?
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