Only the hydraulic lifter type have this issue, the solid lifter designs do not suffer from this condition.
Originally Posted by t_living
All BMW's have the same lifter ticking problem. I have had four BMW's ranging from 1985 to 2006 and three of them have had this problem.
2002 E39 M5 / TiAg / Tubi Rumore / E60 SSK / Blanton 3.45:1 7 disc 40/100% locking diff / NCS Coding / Coby Alcantara / StrongStrut STB
2000 M52TU E36/7 Z3 Roadster Schwartz*3 / Rogue RSM / Rogue Trans Mounts / E36M3 FCAB / Beisan VANOS Seals