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Phensteel 12-02-2012 05:31 PM

E36 engine sound can it be identified? is it healthy?
 
E36 engine sound can it be identified? is it healthy?

I just need a second opinion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtYZwLss_WA&feature=plcp

^^^
This is my bmw.:thumbup:

dc_wright 12-02-2012 05:48 PM

Sounds like a lifter to me.

Phensteel 12-02-2012 05:49 PM

whats a lifter? you worry me...=\

how is that sentence anyway helpful?

Phensteel 12-02-2012 06:05 PM

are they easy to fix?

petriej 12-02-2012 06:06 PM

It's lifter tick. I'm not sure if it is serious on the M44/2 but us M50 folks usually ignore it.

Try changing your oil.

drivinfaster 12-02-2012 06:08 PM

that looks like an m40, 1.6??

valve lifters are hydraulic, and not adjustable. if the mileage looked correct, you have 274k kilometrs. these things do not last forever.

you could try some lucas oil treatment to see if that quiets them, but you may very well be looking at replacing them.

i would do the entire set, though, if the oil treatment doesn't help.

cd2 is also a good product, but not sure if available in your neck of the woods.



df

Phensteel 12-02-2012 06:19 PM

Thanks guys year its a bit old but she still has life in her =)

Had oil service not tolong ago so id assume it would need to replace them?

Is this a difficult task, will i be alright to do this my self?

also is it urgent or is it on of thought back burning problems?

Phensteel 12-02-2012 06:20 PM

and yes your correct its an m40 1.6 Lr

drivinfaster 12-02-2012 07:08 PM

no, not really 'urgent' in the sense that it will cause a no start or leave you strandd. it'll just make lots of racket.

you could always turn the radio up..:dunno:



df

Phensteel 12-02-2012 07:13 PM

haha i will go with the radio up exit strategy for now =P

so shouldnt effect engine longevity if i leave it for a while till i can repair it?

drivinfaster 12-02-2012 07:17 PM

well, you're not planning on driving across the continent, are you??:eeps:


you probably should be ok, as lifter noise in not uncommon on higher mileage engines. most guys runn a thicker oil to quiet things down.



df

Phensteel 12-02-2012 07:21 PM

i want to run it interstate for xmas, 705 km there and a week later 705km back. 7 hrs with intervals.

480km to my destination and then two days after a farther 200kms and then that reversed

What do you suggest?

Is she going to be ok going that far?

hornhospital 12-02-2012 08:24 PM

If it is a noisy lifter (and it does sound like it) it will be fine.

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dc_wright 12-03-2012 04:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phensteel (Post 7227262)
whats a lifter? you worry me...=\

how is that sentence anyway helpful?

It's helpful because you could do a SEARCH in this sub forum for LIFTER and you would have gotten tons of info.


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