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: s52 noise

04-21-2008, 07:48 PM
I just had the vanos replaced on this engine, it is very smooth and quiet and then once I get going and the engine heats up I get this noise, its a clicking noise. The engine oil level is fine. I'm starting to get paranoid with me driving all the way to Cali for Bimmerfest and really don't want to blow up. I know s52's are the quietest engines but this noise does not seem normal to me especially after it was dead quiet a week ago.

I've posted video
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/e30e/Part%20out/th_101_0964.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/e30e/Part%20out/?action=view&current=101_0964.flv)
(Its video format but there's no picture, its just sound)

I most likely will be going back to the mechanic this week for him to hear it, I wonder if any s52 guys or techs out there might be able identify this noise.