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#1 (permalink) Old 11-22-2008, 05:14 PM
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metalic ticking noise

hi im new to the bmw scene got my first 318 ti compact driving around steady i dont hear any ticking as soon as i hit the throttle it starts. sounds like its coming from the manifold gasket doesnt do it at high revs going down hill with no throttle only when i acceletrate hard. tried it wityh bonnet up but it wont only when underload can anyone help as i dont want to make it any worse.
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OMFG another one!?
 
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Possibly it needs a new timing chain tensioner.

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could i do this myself or would it have to go to a garage.
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To do it yourself, I think you'd need a Bentley (or similar) manual.

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ill price one up thanks for your help. heard another tapping noise this morning coming from the side of the inlet manifild near a plastic housing any ideas anyone.
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Which bit are you talking about ??

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at the side of the throttle body between the inlet and inner wing theres a tapping/ticking noise coming from there
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i also have same noise i guees according to the ((explosion diogram)) that marti5 posted above it is an adjuster unit.... What dose ADJUSTER UNIT do?? THANKS!!!

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are you getting any feedback on the gas pedal when the ticking happens? it appears this is happening to my 92 325i
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Im in a 92 325i auto,,,recently imported... and im getting a noise that sounds like there's something rattling around in my engine...mostly towards the drivers side. I've noticed that shifting is choppy in my tranny in lower speeds/rpms so im changing the sparks plugs/oil/O2 sensor today...any ideas while ive got the hood up and the car in the air??
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