1989 BMW 318 LIFTER TICK

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  • Jacob_bmw
  • 1989 BMW 318

Engine Mechanical problem
1989 BMW 318 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 320000 miles

Hi,
My BMW E30 has developed a case of lifter tick over the past 12 months. I understand briefly what cuases this but I'm not sure what it will cost for a mechanic to fix?

Also, would you suggest that this be attempted at home?

Thanks,
Jacob

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Monday, July 5th, 2010 AT 9:09 PM

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  • Dr. Hagerty
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I would attempt an oil additive first, there are several on the market. The operation will require a jig for the camshafts, perhaps it is not a good idea to attempt it at home.

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 AT 1:18 AM

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