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Old 10-27-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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Need some help (ofhg, vanos line)

Still fairly new to the site and did some searching around, but couldn't find a definite answer to my problems. Today I replaced oil filter housing gasket, vanos line, as well as an oil change (M1 0w-40). Now I am experiencing a ticking noise. It was not ticking before said parts were installed. Some threads said lifters? Also, there was little to no oil in the oil filter housing. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to what the ticking could be and why there is no oil in filter housing. Ticking seems to be where the vanos is located. Thanks ahead of time for responses.

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Old 10-27-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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It's probably the M1, especially if you had some other oil in there before. VANOS spacers will rattle but that's more prevalent on the ZHPs, not 325s. Done the VANOS seals yet? Check for axial play when you do. But for now I would say it's the oil. No harm but noisy.


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Old 10-27-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
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I just purchased this car about 3 weeks ago with one previous owner, not sure what grade was used previously because the window sticker said grade: "own".
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bump. Problem still persists. Can anyone +1 on the oil I'm running.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:21 PM   #5
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I used an M1 oil my last change and have noticed it too. very annoying.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:21 PM   #6
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I have read on hear that over time the engines with develop a valve tap because of wear. Haven't heard anything major about it though.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:22 PM   #7
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oil drains back down into the pan...

0w-40 M1 has been known to be noisy, but not harm the engine.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:06 PM   #8
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My ZHP ran m1 0w-40 for the last 6 years exclusively and it is a bit noisy, but there's no harm. OP if you dont like it change it out. You shouldn't get much oil pouring out when you do the OFHG if you open take off the oil filter cap to let air in and let the oil flow to the oil pan.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:30 PM   #9
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I've been using M1 0W-40 for the past 5 years with no ticking sound like you describe. I would check the vanos as mentioned before.


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Old 10-28-2013, 08:38 PM   #10
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Check the crush washers on the vanos line. I have seen it once before where there were 2 stacked up, causing the banjo bolt to be misaligned and no oil got through. You will need to look close, it will be hard to see.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:01 PM   #11
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*UPDATE* changed oil again from M1 0w-40 to BMW 5w-30 from fcpeuro. Unfortunately, the noise is still there. Oil level is full, checked it 5 minutes after engine was shut off for most accurate level. I also checked the vanos line washers which were not staked Could it be the vanos seals or vanos rattle?
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