2007 BMW 328 VALVE NOISE

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  • andrew crell
  • 2007 BMW 328

Engine Mechanical problem
2007 BMW 328 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Manual 30,000 miles

My BMW has a valve ticking sound that occurs mostly in the morning when the car is cold. I noticed the noise when I purchased the car and was told it was coming from the valves and it was normal. The engine has been "purged" by the dealer in an attempt to correct the problem but the noise remains. I believe the ticking sound may be do to faulty valve lifters. The dealership says this is normal but I cannot believe that is true. If I try to sell the car or even trade it in any mechanic worth their weight in synthetic oil would be able to tell there is a valve problem. Help!

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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 3:49 PM

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  • Dr. Hagerty
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The N-52 valvetronic motor has an issue with the noise from the valves. BMW knows this and has a policy of doing everything they can to correct this issue short of actually spending money on replacement of "faulty" parts. You may be able to extract some satisfaction from BMW NA if you complain loudly enough. Having said all that, I would start with documenting all the issues you have along with names, dates and times, to go to the court system and plead your case. Good Luck Mate ♥

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