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Old 04-30-2013, 08:45 PM
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My N54 has a sticking lifter

I thought it was the bottom end of the engine but I saw a post from someone with the same issue and they replaced the bearing and as soon as they rebuilt it the sound stayed and it ended up being a lifter.

How had is it to replace?
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Doubt few have done that yet. The internet says try oil additives first (that was my guess and Google verifies).
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the noise has gone for now I think it happens every oil change its just been 5 month since the last one.
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the noise has gone for now I think it happens every oil change its just been 5 month since the last one.

Wait - happens just before every oil change?

And if so, what's the mileage interval?
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the noise has gone for now I think it happens every oil change its just been 5 month since the last one.

What spec & brand oil do you use?
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:34 PM
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It happens just after oil change and its serviced at BMW and its done every 8k

I thought it was a new thing when I put the cob on just after the oil change last week but then I remembered this crap happened when I had my oil change last time.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:29 AM
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I thought I remember reading somewhere you can just rev the engine at a low RPM to un stick it. I'd research that, might be a cheap fix.
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just drive it hard and get the oil pumping. like shifting at 6 grand a couple of times, once the engine is warmed up
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I thought I remember reading somewhere you can just rev the engine at a low RPM to un stick it. I'd research that, might be a cheap fix.
Here you go...

Ticking noise cure.pdf
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Yeah its not the rattle this sounds like a bearing has gone in the bottom end but its really coming from the top end.
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Since you have ~170K+ (right?) I'd be tempted to run it with some Marvel Mystery Oil or similar for a week before the next oil change. Synthetic is not meant to sludge but by that mileage one could imagine build up here and there causing parts to stick a little. Of oil additives designed to really clean internals can release large particles and cause real damage but I think that's rare. I've heard of cleaning causing blue smoke because it cleaned off carbon that was sealing at the rings

Just looked up used prices on N54 blocks and they are still pretty pricey
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here this thread explains it. (listen to the clip its not the tapping of the valve train but the clunk sound that I am on about).
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=667559

My cars got 148 close to now because I have not had weather to do anything but go to work and back and I have been running the X1 that's only got 3k miles on it since last October
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:36 AM
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replacing a lifter is hard and requires special tools to remove and replace the camshafts. Most camshafts on N54s are hollow. Without the special tools you can break the cams easily. The tools are available for rental so if you are motivated and a fairly skilled DIYer, I would try it if all else fails.
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