BimmerFest BMW Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Ok I have read all the threads on here about the E36 ticking, and I still don't know how to go about fixing it, it drives me crazy. My dad thinks that it sounds like the lifters but he doesn't know anything about the Vanos unit that the one guy said it may be. Witch do you think it is ? Anyone know how to fix it if it is the Vanos? and if it is the lifters whats the easiest fix to that. I also experience power loss at about 3500rpms and then the car kicks back up like its fine, also when the car is reved and you let off the gas while in nutral the idle will drop low and then rebuild to normal could this be all the same problem ?

Thanks Zach

My car http://community.webshots.com/photo/237017132/275000687NaHqMB
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
355 Posts
pitchblackm3 said:
Ok I have read all the threads on here about the E36 ticking, and I still don't know how to go about fixing it, it drives me crazy. My dad thinks that it sounds like the lifters but he doesn't know anything about the Vanos unit that the one guy said it may be. Witch do you think it is ? Anyone know how to fix it if it is the Vanos? and if it is the lifters whats the easiest fix to that. I also experience power loss at about 3500rpms and then the car kicks back up like its fine, also when the car is reved and you let off the gas while in nutral the idle will drop low and then rebuild to normal could this be all the same problem ?

Thanks Zach

My car http://community.webshots.com/photo/237017132/275000687NaHqMB
Here I come to save the day..

First question, the ticking is your valve floating. Try getting some CDR vavle cleaning at your local auto-parts. I heard it does wonder for ticking sound ( did it myself)

Second, to replace the vanos is not your typical DIY job, much like changing out your Cams. Here's a link to fix it, if you are brave and have the time

http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/E36-Camshaft-Timing/E36-Camshaft-Timing.htm

Third questions, you need to check your ICV and TB. Your ICV control your Idle, if its get dirty it will cause irregular idle. TB (throttlebody) also need to be clean out (much like spring cleaning). Sometime so much dirt and crap gets on the sensor, causing it send out the wrong air flow (hence, idle issue).
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top