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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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Question 330i hydrolic lifter noise *now with vid*

hey all. bought a 2000 model 330i a few weeks ago.
The lifters are pretty noisy, from cold and when warm.
Soon as i bought it i fully serviced it with genuine bmw parts/oil etc. flushed the oil aswell.
The noise has improved but still very loud.
anyone reccomend any additives? it has done 175,000miles....

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:48 PM   #2
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You sure its the lifter noise?

Many people mistaken disa noise,cold injector noise for a lifter tick.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:26 AM   #3
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heres a vid, anyone help??
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:09 PM   #4
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Almost sounds like an exhaust tick.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:03 PM   #5
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vanos rattle
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:22 AM   #6
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can vanos rattle but not effect performance?
car pulls strong all the way through revs etc and has no other symtoms of the vanos
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:14 PM   #7
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That doesn't sound like any VANOS rattle that I've ever heard
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:14 PM   #8
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thats what i thought.... ive got exhaust manifold gaskets anyway that i got with the car so ill change them and see its any better as it does sound like its blowing a lil
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:00 PM   #9
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What happened to the video? Because my car is making a weird ticking sound and I want to know if it's the same!!!
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