3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
Hi guys, a friend has a new '08 328i. When he starts it he gets a ticking sound from the engine that stays while it idles.
While at the dealer the other day they started up an X3 with the 3-litre engine and it had the same ticking sound.
This is very annoying as it sounds like bad lifters on an old beat up Chevy and it should not appear on a new BMW.
Any ideas as to what causes this ticking? and is it normal? Thanks.
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