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Re: 1988 BMW M3 Questions...cold start (archive)

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Posted by Austin on December 22, 2001 at 01:29:44:

In Reply to: 1988 BMW M3 Questions...cold start posted by Bruce L. on December 21, 2001 at 15:51:10:

I get the dreaded chain rattle at startup occasionally. Seems to happen more when the oil is a little old/dirty.

If it happens to you, just let it idle. The piston will gradually fill with oil and the noise will go away. Don't know how harmfull this is when/if it happens. Perhaps an engine expert can chime in...


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