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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 realise BMWs have so many common problems...also have e60 525d...list of common regular faults just goes on. Used to Japanese and Mercedes of past where they ran on for years....
 

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some tappet rattle can be normal on startup its the HVA's just filling wiv oil, an oil change with the correct oil can improve it...
 

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What he said.

My 6 cylinder sounds horrible, if left sitting all weekend, for the first 5 seconds, but it's got 154K on and is overdue for an oil service (well orange light)
 

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You could change the oil, maybe a flush in between with Asda 20/50 as well.

A tappet that's noisy for a few seconds at start up is no worry!
 
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