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Old 05-11-2004, 04:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a '92 316i, and I'm in a rush to buy an '92 325i. But I've read that if i hear a camshaft noise, something like (tic tic tic...) when the engine is running, I should look for another car. I haven't seen the car yet, but can anyone tell me what do this noise mean? And why is it so bad? A friend of mine have a '93 320i and we suspect that his engine is starting to do that noise...
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Sounds like valve noise. It usually just means wear OR that you're not using a thick enough oil. Many times a good oil will take away the tick.

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lifter or valves , is what it sounds like to me. very common on BMW's , does not mean that there is a serious problem or a problem at all. and there is actually something you can add to rid the problem or at least dumb the noise down
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even more common.... loose spark plugs. check them out and torque to 22 lb-ft
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even more common.... loose spark plugs. check them out and torque to 22 lb-ft
18-22 ft/lbs
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Originally posted by Furious+May 12 2004, 01:57 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Furious @ May 12 2004, 01:57 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-CiscoKid@May 11 2004, 05:36 PM
even more common.... loose spark plugs. check them out and torque to 22 lb-ft
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Or 30 Nm....
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