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Re: cold... starts ticking (archive)

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Posted by Lin Gilbert on October 09, 2001 at 12:11:31:

In Reply to: Re: cold... starts ticking posted by JoeZ- 90 735i 135k on October 09, 2001 at 10:50:51:

A little pitter patter is expected, and would be a little louder on a cold engine. But I always adjusted the valves on my former 735 at least every couple of years, even though the dealer said it wasn't necessary. I sold it at 185,000 and it was tight as a drum.
Anyway, it keeps everything happy and gives you a chance to inspect everything and a loose banjo bolt or plugged oil hole would be readily visible. Pulling the valve cover is just a few minute job anyway. An hour at most to adjust the valves and check everything out. I'd do it if there is any doubt at all.

Good luck.
Lin Gilbert



Thanks for all the input.

The car does not do this in the summer. I have read about the banjo bolts before and think that it is not the problem because it has had a head gastket job twice in 98 and 99. I would think that they used the new bolts or at least tighten the old ones back up again.

I will try the flush and synth oil and see how it does. I thought a little pitter patter was ok?


east coast is getting colder and with that comes a ticking from the top of the engine that only goes away after very long drive times. Sounds a bit like a diesel but a little more quite.

When should this become a concern. I plan to switch over to mobil 1 soon, maybe it will help.

Thanks!






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