Then it disappears after a few seconds. Using speakers to play an artificial version of the car’s own engine noise, every modern BMW … When I start my car there is a annoying ticking noise from the engine, but once the engine heats up it stops. Well maintained and seen by a specialist mechanic in the last month. Discussion Starter • #1 • Sep 15, 2005. The most common cause of VANOS noise involves excessive wear between the cam gear and VANOS shaft. I have a 2001 BMW e46 engine w43 4 cylinder. Loud hollow rattle/clacking sound … BMW was one of the first brands to introduce artificial engine/exhaust sound into the cabin. The story is - I'm driving along and notice this fun new noise in front of me. By this point, you will also start to notice bad performance, lack of power, etc. I have a BMW 318i SE E46 year 2000 with 74,000 miles. Hi Guys I have ticking noise comming from the top end engine. I got an oil change but the noise is still there. Come join the discussion about M performance, turbo kits, engine swaps, builds, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! Ticking noise on BMW E46 330i 2001. I always thought it might be a problem with the oil pump. Hi Guys, I have had my 2006 BMW E90 325i and she runs well, no smoke or anything, no oil leaks. This car is a 2001 BMW 325i E46 with 150k miles. So, I've got a new (fairly) loud tapping noise coming from my engine (MY 2003 with 132,xxx miles). Code is for cat efficiency. A couple seconds later, I get a SES light. It has been like this for nearly 2 years. Well, I installed some megan headers about 200 miles ago, so I figure maybe I Some help please? BMW E46 Fanatics Forum A forum community dedicated to BMW E46, E90, and F30 owners and enthusiasts. Jump to Latest Follow ... 3 Posts . - For more news, reviews and Top Tens, visit https://www.honestjohn.co.uk E46 Ticking at idle question. I recently bought a E46 325i Sport Touring, knowing it had a 'ticking noise' as a project car, common M54 stuff. It is really loud and makes the car sound like a crappy diesel. Lately after the car has reached operating temps I notice there is a ticking sound coming from the engine. Excessive axial play can also develop over time, leading to camshaft lash and the telltale VANOS rattle. As the seals on the valve wear down, air can slip past the valve in open and closed positions, causing a loud rattle. I have heard that there is a ticking sound in the engine, mostly when the car is cold, but still present when the car is warm. The most tell-tale sign of a bad valve is a loud rattling noise coming from the intake system. I usually get a ticking sound from my engine when I start it. ... A forum community dedicated to BMW E46, E90, and F30 owners and enthusiasts. Apparently the head gasket been replaced and after that I have this noise. 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