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Old 06-23-2007, 03:39 AM
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Hey buddy

Coupe's do the window thing too as they have to lock into the roof when you close the door. There is a mircoswitch behind the panel that deals with this. if it goes a bit mad sometimes, it may need replacing

As for the oil, when you say it is all gone, do you mean it is still on the dipstick but at the very bottom? M52 engines do 'use' their oil and is perfectly normal. If is is using more than you would like, try using a thicker fully synthetic oil. Do you know what oil was used last time? Do you do a lot of short trips from cold or is it more longer trips (25 miles or more)?

The ticking is probably either a hydraulic lifter that is sticking or your VANOS lower tensioner needs replacing (common).

From the stuff you have listed, i would not worry so much just yet but agree you might wanna get it sorted as soon as you can
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