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  • 09-20-2010, 08:47 PM

    Also know as TSB..."technical service bulletin"

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  • 09-14-2010, 09:50 AM

    Re: 2007 328xi valve lifters

    Thanks for your help Floyd. It clarifies my questions and helps me learn how BMW works as I said it is my first one.
  • 09-13-2010, 11:14 PM

    Re: 2007 328xi valve lifters

    I think I meant SIB - Service Information Bulletin (TIS is the service info for all BMWs). When BMW has problems - below recall level - with multiple failures of some system/part, they issue an SIB on how to deal with it. That SIB may mandate particular tests and actions hon how to deal with particular customer complaints; in this case tapping valve lifters.
  • 09-13-2010, 03:53 PM

    Re: 2007 328xi valve lifters

    Thanks Floyd, sorry, I'm totally new to the BMW brand, what's TIS? My service consultant said it should not be a concern either, but I wanted feedback from owners as we all know how dealers can spin things.
  • 09-13-2010, 03:01 PM

    Re: 2007 328xi valve lifters

    I wouldn't worry about it. I've seen postings about similar problems with valve lifters/etc. Evidently there's a TIS about this problem; you should be fine after they replace the head. Sometimes they can get by with only replacing the valve stuff, but sometimes it requires head replacement.
  • 09-13-2010, 01:36 PM

    consider yourself lucky

    You don't have the turbo model that has a consistent recurring
    High Pressure Fuel Pump Failure.
  • 09-13-2010, 11:54 AM

    2007 328xi valve lifters

    Hi all,

    I just purchased a certified pre-owned 328 xi (07), had the car a month and noticed the engine tapping. Brought it in for service and it is the valve lifters, while they were replacing the valve lifters they said a cylinder head was cracked too and will be replaced. My service advisor said BMW is aware of this and it's covered under warranty. Has anyone else with this model experienced this problem? The car had 33k miles on it. It's certified pre-owned and it seems to me this should have been picked up, especially if BMW was aware of it.

    I'm disappointed as I've been wanted this car for a long time and now I'm not able to enjoy it. On the flip side I do have a 2011 528i loaner, sweet ride, and appreciated but I find it to big and not as loaded as mine.

    The dealer and BMW service in general is awesome compared to other car brands I've owned but I'm concerned as this is a big investment.

    Any thoughts from die hard Bimmer owners? Thanks in advance. :)

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