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  1. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    Hi all, just joined this forum so good to be in a place with like minded enthusiasts. I'm sure you're all pretty familiar with the lifter noise in the '06 3.0 and while I can make it go away if I drive it, my wife toots around town so it gets a bit embarrassing not to mention annoying. I've...
  2. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    2000 miles out of winter storage and for the most part all is fantastic. We are really babying the Z only driving on sunny days hoping to get round trip top down days commuting to and from work. If you think thats odd consider we live in the real upstate New York. Everything is working as it...
  3. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Forgive me if this has been discussed before, been searching for answers or insight to my noisey coupe. Sounds like lifters. I'm a do-it-myself kinda guy with shop experience, so i don't mind getting dirty. Had the vanos replaced and engine timed, but it makes a loud "tapping" noise from mid...
  4. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Greetings ! This is my first posting and it's all about the noises I hear from my 2000, 316i Compact with something like 77000 miles on the clock. I've got used to the 'start-up rattle' I sometimes hear on a cold morning that stops after a few seconds. But I'm getting worried about it's...
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