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    Valve tick when warm

    I have an interesting problem with my 05' X3. M54 engine. I has a valve tick but only after the engine warms up for a few minutes.

    The story started out with water getting into my crank case. Not a lot but enough to get into the Crank case vent valve and stick it closed and blow out my valve cover gasket. I replaced all associated parts and changed the oil but the tick remains. I was told of a bleed procedure of holding the engine at 3k RPM for a few minutes but that didn't help.

    Anyone have any ideas? I REALLY don't want to take it to the dealer. I am fairly handy with tools and am confident i can do just about anything that needs to be done to check it out or fix it.


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    If it's a lifter it might correct itself in time..

    if it's a wrist pin or rod bearing then, of course, it won't. I'm hoping it's a piece of debris that has found it's way into the lifter
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    X3 O.T. : Valve tick when warm

    change the oil & filter again

    use only

    BMW synthetic 5W/30
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    Mobil 1 0w/40

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    X3 O.T. : Valve tick when warm II

    how many miles on the motor ?

    where do you live ? (important climate related)


    pray (a lot after the oil & filter change)
    that the lifters wont need replacing

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    Might also want to check.....

    Your probably right about the valve noise, but you might also want to check the DISA valve on the intake manifold. When it's worn it sounds a lot like valve tapping.

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