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#1 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 01:10 PM
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My engine is mildly ticking and I don't know what it is. The idle also bounces a range of 100-200 rpms while idling. Any idea what this could be? FYI, the car has about 45,000 miles on it, and not due for service for another 5000 miles. Input appreciated....Thanks

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Anyone have any input??? 59 views and no replies.....fuck

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My car does it too. I have had several people tell me different things. No harm is happening!!! I am sure of it. I have a 528i and it does it mostly in the summer when i use the ac. Something gets hot, im not sure what, and clicks.

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I've had it happen to. Have you checked you oil? Mine was al little low and I added a little more then needed and it stoped. I think I started a post and someone said the lifters usually sometimes stick and adding a little more oil can fix the problem.

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I've had it happen to. Have you checked you oil? Mine was al little low and I added a little more then needed and it stoped. I think I started a post and someone said the lifters usually sometimes stick and adding a little more oil can fix the problem.
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Thanks I'll check it and try it out. How often do you change your oil??? I was told it only had to be done every 15,000 miles.

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slight ticking that is intermittent is most often a stuck hydraulic lifter. in very old engines (100km+) this can be seen due to dirty oil, cos it plugs up the little holes. oil needs to get in then out of the lifter and if the flow is compromised , it knocks a little on the valve stem.

in a new engine, usually a manufacturing fault. inmho: would not worry until gets constant to show to the stealer and have warranty take care of it.

unless you are terminally low on oil, this should not happen. but of course, check the level NOW.
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oh, my idle bounces a little too. i think this is the computer thinking when the ac comes on, lights, vacuum changes etc etc....
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