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Old 08-28-2015, 11:42 PM   #1
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Possible dropped a valve, a valve guide, or the cam broke.


I don't see the photo of the area with the knock loading.. so here is the link..
www.imgur.com/a3hTK26


I heard a small knock coming from the front of the engine, so i popped the hood and could feel a thump in rhythm with the knock. I waited a couple of mins, drove a couple spots over and the knocking noise seemed to disappear or rather get drowned out by other noises.

I was told that i might have dropped a valve, a valve guide, or the cam broke.

Im hoping to find some guidance on dealing with this issue. I start school on monday, and really need a car. If i could take this apart to check on it/fix it with out pulling the engine out that would be ideal, but if not it is what it is.

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Old 08-29-2015, 02:52 AM   #2
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VANOS rattle? Examples: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...8#post16387928.
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Old 08-29-2015, 02:49 PM   #3
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Its the vanos rattle for sure.

Any clue on if i should drive it out to my mechanic on monday on my way to school or should it just stay in my garage until i can get around to doing it myself?
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:09 PM   #4
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No harm in driving it, and you can do the job yourself. Save some money and know itís done right.

Pick up Beisanís rattle repair kit (and would recommend doing the seals, as well) here: http://beisansystems.com/products.html.

Seals Repair Kit DIY: http://beisansystems.com/procedures/vanos_procedure.htm
Rattle Repair Kit DIY: http://beisansystems.com/procedures/..._procedure.htm

Good information in that last link on understanding what causes the rattle, as well.
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:03 PM   #5
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Well alright!
Thank you for all your help!
Ill look at getting tools and parts this week!
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