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Hi, I am new to the forum and have a question. I bought a 05' 325ci about 10 months ago while still under warranty. About a month after I bought it, I was in a fast food drive thru and noticed a barely audible ticking noise start. I called the dealership to have it checked out, and to make a long story short, they finally got tired of looking for what was making the sound and told me it was the type of engine I had (high efficiency EPA?)and to expect it since they were solid bolted lifters like what they use in a diesel engine. It has gradually gotten louder, not to the point of a knock, but it worries me since it has since ran out of warranty (and since it took them 9 months to figure out I had a bad alternator, not real impressed with the mechanics at this dealership). I am hoping this is not the case, but the thought did cross my mind that maybe they were just telling me this since I am female. Has anyone else ran across this or know anything about this type of engine?
Thanks for all your help.
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