Engine Performance problem
1995 BMW 520 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 100000 miles
About 2 months ago I was on the autobahn (here in Germany) and my car blew a fan belt. I heard the noise and thought right away that's what it was. Without going through the entire scenario I will say I drove it far enough to get off the autobahn and out of harms way. It got hot enough that the water pump was gone. Anyway, after a new belt and pump were put in the car ran great (again). I drove it for a month and it sounded fine. Then we drove to Berlin (280 miles one way). On the way back I noticed the valve clicking and couldn't believe how loud it was. Since (over a month) I have been driving the car and it comes and goes. I hate that it sounds that way but my mechanic says it's not hurting the engine. Did I overheat the engine so badly that it is now showing in a clicking valve? Am I hurting the engine? What do you recommend to get rid of the noise as I find it somewhat embarassing! Thanks for your help.
Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 AT 10:15 AM