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  1. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have a 2007 325i touring, starting up the engine its quiet but after 5 minutes I get a tapping noise does not affect performance in anyway but is annoying. I have flushed & changed the oil thinking it may be a lifter sticking! took it on a 260 mile drive, tried the revering it at 2500rev for...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi folks, I have a 2003 E46 316i with the N42 engine. It has 90k on the clock, and has been well looked after. Yesterday, I removed all the plastic covers from the engine, and installed a new MAF & coil to cylinder no.2. This may be unconnected, but, when I started the engine with all the...
  3. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    e34 518 M43 Tappet replacement I think I'm going to replace the tappets on my m43b18. Is it a simple case of removing the rocker shaft and pulling each one out and replacing with new lifters or is there anything else to do as well such as setting them up or filling them with oil? I assume they...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi My 1997 E36 323i automatic touring the engine has just 88,000 miles on the clock. It has developed tappet noise. I have changed the engine oil and filter, and put in a Wynns tappet additive...but this has not cleared the problem..performance is not affected..... Any ideas please?
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone, first post on forum... 100k miles on clock,,,fully serviced vehicle not thrashed...know previous owner...on cold startups i get a tappet type noise for a few seconds from the head. Any pointers of what the cause/likely cure could be. Oil level on dipstick is fine. PS did not...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have a 318 petrol with the later 143bhp engine. Car great but unsure as to the engine as it seems to have what i can only describe as what sounds like noisy tappets on tickover, although not imense was wondering if it was a charteristic of the engine or is there a problem car has only covered...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, jist finished work on putting the new head on the m43 engine in the Bm... had severallll problems... Long story short and 12 hours later:rofl ive gone to start it and the waterpupm decided to pack up.. so i started it for litraly like 50 sces to let the oil get round but its making a...
  8. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Dear Forum, Can anyone instruct how to adjust the tappets on an M50 non-vanos engine? I understand that having the tappets adjusted and set correctly will improve fuel efficiency. New shims required at 100 000 miles? How do you fit them? Advice and links please.
  9. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello all, I have just bought a 2007 318i SE, the car has only 25K and a full BMW service history. I have noticed that when starting the engine after an overnight stop there is a tappet type rattle from the engine that lasts for about 2 seconds max and then dissapears. Is this a normal...
  10. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Can anyone have the tappet clearences for an '89 520? been told they have solid tappets that can be adjusted?? thanks :)
  11. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Ok guys regarding my previous post about a rattly noise the noise sound more like a tappety noise between 1500-2000 rpm under load cant hear it when idel. i have checked oil level its ok. the car has done 180,000 motorway miles with full bmw + specialist service history. any idea what i can...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi everyone!! While my car is warming up it makes a loud tappeting noise that fades in and out and is really annoying, you can hear it now and again once the engine has warmed up. Also you can hear it less when I gun it and seems to dissapear faster. The car has done 92000 miles but has no...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Sometimes (especially when it's very cold) the tappets on my car are noisey for a a few seconds on start up. I've changed the oil and filter which calmed it down a fair bit. A mate has got some Wynns tappet cleaner that goes in with the engine oil. Supposed to clean the tappets and oilways etc...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all I have tried to search for a similar issue on here but cant find one. I noticed yesterday that the engine has developed what I can ony describe as a tappet type noise. Its noticeale above the usual engine noise on tickover and if revved steadily. I have taken it to the garage I use...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    past week ive noticed engine seems alot louder than usual, my friends were calling it a tug boat :lol i havent serviced it since i got it just ran alot of injector cleaner through it, i was going to service it and maybe use them zx1 oil additive see if it helps, is it common for then to be like...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, my haynes manual doesn't tell me how to adjust tappets/cam followers, and I know they need it is there a guide online I could follow, couldn't find anything in the How To's on here
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi new to this site, i have just last week bought my 1st bmw, the car is great to drive and as this forum advises 1st job was to get oil breather changed along with oil and filter. the car has all been done and was even advised to run half normal size bottle of redex (diesel treatment) to full...
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