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rmse46
01-20-2007, 09:42 AM
Hi,
I am about to break 3000 miles on my new X3. I am enjoying this car so much that I am already over my lease allowance. Anyway, the vehicle is very quiet. Early this morning in cold New England, I drove to Dunkin Donuts for my regular cup of coffee. However, today my daughter was in the car and I let the car idle while I went inside.

I noticed a significant tapping sound from the engine. You can't hear from the inside but outside it was a bit disconcerting. Any ideas?
Rick S
Westborough, MA

Andre
01-20-2007, 09:48 AM
Check your oil level. Some oil will usually be consumed during break-in.

X3 Skier
01-20-2007, 12:16 PM
Seems I read a thread about lifter problems here a while ago. Try a search.

Cheers

dug01
01-20-2007, 12:52 PM
Seems I read a thread about lifter problems here a while ago. Try a search.

Cheers



http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=183636

vern
01-20-2007, 05:03 PM
Check your oil level. Some oil will usually be consumed during break-in.
If it is low oil level the light would come on. I'm going in next week for service and a ticking noise. The SA seems to thing it could be the air pump. The noise is only there when the engine is cold.
cheers
vern