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Old 08-13-2008, 08:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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tapping and oil??????

hi every1!! my 320i 24v started tapping last week and think it's starting to get worse any ideas?? nearly on max now but what oil do i get for it???

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Old 08-13-2008, 01:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think it is about time for a Valve adjustment.
It would help if you awnser the below
How many miles are on the car/engine?
Did it gradually make the nosie of one day start?
Any recent work done to the car?
What oil is in it(weigh ex:10w-30) and last oil change?
Where is the tapping comming from?
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hi! it has 123500 miles on it, gradually got worse over the last week, don't think it has had anything done for a while but not sure only had for bout 2 weeks. there was a used can of oil in boot (10-40) and cant realy tell where tapping from think top (not sure tho)

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hmmmm i would sugest A running about 1/3 of a can of seafoam threw the oil(dont drive hard!!! meaning pre 3k rpm shifts) and drive for 1-2 miles then do and oilcange and Valve adjustment! couldn't hurt and it is probably just the valve tapping... another question is that it is a Tap and not a knock?
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just tapping all the time no knocking. is valve ajustment easy?

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