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Old 10-28-2004, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Iniquity
i believe your noise is normal.. a lot of cars exhibit it.. not just bmws.. just need to wait for oil to cycle up in there... you can try using a thinner cold weight oil.. like a 0w40 instead of a 5w40.... i think.. don't quote me on that..

however.. if the noise is like mine and some other guys'... vanos rattle at anything around and above 2k.. blech.... most prominent at 2k RPM

click here to hear the ugly vanos rattle

i've already had my vanos unit replaced once, the time chain and tensioner as well.. noise never went away, but was quieted down significantly.. now it's loud as heck again..
Iniquity, my vanos rattle is back after having it "fixed".
(Andy from
- 1987 BMW 325is
- 2002 BMW M3
- 2003 BMW 540i Sport

Last edited by Andy; 10-28-2004 at 11:50 AM.