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  1. E46 M3
    Hi all! I have a very disconcerning sound from my 2004 M3 177k miles. Theres a tap/ticking sound around 2000 RPMS that increases as RPMs increase. I'm wondering if its valve clearance and will a valve adjustment fix this or is there something else? Theres no vanos or motor codes. It almost...
  2. E46 M3
    Hi all! I have a very disconcerning sound from my 2004 M3 177k miles. Theres a tap/ticking sound around 2000 RPMS that increases as RPMs increase. I'm wondering if its valve clearance? Theres no vanos or motor codes. It almost sounds like rod bearings but I dont believe it to be that. No...
  3. E46 General
    Hi All, Please see the attached Youtube link that I took of my car, it's a 2000 323CI (M52TU engine) https://youtu.be/PRhi7wS5AhI This ticking noise is driving me insane, it's like this when cold and hot, it also increases with engine revs. I have first tried using Hydraulic lifter oil with...
  4. Suspension, Brakes
    Hello all, I have a slightttt problem. I've done tons of reading but still couldn't find anything. So, I installed FK Coilovers (Just the fronts) (non adjustable dampening, and not aligned yet), and experienced this weird ticking noise. :banghead: It's not heavy enough to be considered a...
  5. E46 General
    I am the proud owner of a 1999 323i E46, but recently my cars engine starting ticking/knocking when the car is first started. After the engine warms up, the ticking/knocking stops and the car runs fine. Can anyone shed some light on this issue that my car is having. My 323i is German Spec and...
  6. E46 General
    Hey all, I drive a 2002 e46 325i. 160k miles Recently installed new oil sender unit This week the temp has gone as low as -10, so very cold starts. Check engine light on, but normal due to high altitude...haven't checked any codes recently because I don't have a reader on hand. So here's...
  7. E46 General
    Hi, I really hope some of you more experienced folk can help put my mind at ease with this one :) My 323i has had an annoying engine tick pretty much since i bought it (6months ago) ive looked into all sorts like the disa and vanos but there not been any clear evidence to point either of...
  8. E46 General
    I will describe the noise as best as I can and see if anyone can figure out what it could be: e46 325CI conv. Its a ticking noise. Does not make noise when at idle or in park. Makes noise slowly when starting to move and then gets faster as car goes faster. Not a "tick" like rocker arms with no...
  9. E46 General
    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...
  10. E46 General
    Hey! I need some help identifying an issue (I think?) with my engine It is making a strange ticking noise. I think this noise has been going on for a little while now (month-ish) but I never noticed it while inside the car (very faint) I only noticed how loud it was today while the car was...
  11. E46 General
    After over a year worth of thousands of dollars of near-monthly diagnostics, I turn to the online BMW community to help me solve a tapping which has thus far been a complete mystery to all the euro-specialized mechanics who have looked into it. The tapping happens under very specific...
  12. E46 General
    I have similar problems as the "Not your typical car won't start thread" http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=14082477#post14082477 and have aftermarket installed Angel Eyes. Noticed some strange errors on dash as I was driving (high beams, ABS, then Left High beam, Right high beam...
  13. E46 General
    Hi all, My engine is making a horrible ticking sound as you will see here... http://youtu.be/icYvfPk2ka4 I had something similar not too long ago which turned out to be the water pump but this is definitely something else. Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers. Jason
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