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The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 02-18-2016, 02:49 PM
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03 330ci 5 speed, 240 ish kms. Owned it since November, last month is was boosting somebody and I noticed a rattling/ticking coming from under the hood, it isnt loud enough to hear inside of the car or much from outside. It seem to be coming from around the intake but Im not sure. The only thing Ive done to the car is change the oil to 5-40 castrol synthetic. It doesn't seem to be getting any worse But I don't like it. Any input is appreciated thanks.
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Could be as simple as you`re using the wrong oil....should be something like the Castrol Euro blend 5W-30 that BMW dealers sell, Mobil 1 0W-40, or any other premium oil meeting LL-01 specs....
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Could be as simple as you`re using the wrong oil....should be something like the Castrol Euro blend 5W-30 that BMW dealers sell, Mobil 1 0W-40, or any other premium oil meeting LL-01 specs....

Thanks for the reply, I didn't look real close as 5-40 synthetic is one thing reccomended in my owners manual, but it does say it meets bmw longlife 01 spec. Although I am used to diesels they aren't real fussy haha.
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Alright update here when I unplug the disa valve on the side of the intake some of the noise goes away. The rest just seems like a little lifter tick.

If you follow the link there's an actual video of it.
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Alright update here when I unplug the disa valve on the side of the intake some of the noise goes away. The rest just seems like a little lifter tick.

If you follow the link there's an actual video of it.
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Lifter noise is quite often a matter of what particular oil you`re using. Remember, this is a BMW, much like a demanding woman, it has it`s needs. Rebuilding/replacing many parts and systems is just part of the experience....
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Lifter noise is quite often a matter of what particular oil you`re using. Remember, this is a BMW, much like a demanding woman, it has it`s needs. Rebuilding/replacing many parts and systems is just part of the experience....

Yep I'm starting to learn that haha. Honestly I'm not super worried about the lifter noise, that last post was more me coming back with the fix for what the worst of my noise was :thumbsup:. Although I do think I'm using the oil reccomended by the owners manual? Are you guys having better luck with other oils?
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