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Old 10-13-2008, 07:36 AM   #1
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Wierd noise on start-up

Hi.I have a 1994 318is. It does a wierd sound when I start it up. Sortha "valvish" noise but after a minute or 2 it stops.It is starting to worry me alot.

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Old 10-13-2008, 08:55 AM   #2
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My 92 318is made weird noises during cold weather starts. That might not be the case here.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:28 PM   #3
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Indeed my car makes the noise when it is cold. if I stop the car when it's hot and start it back up it does not make the noise
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:31 AM   #4
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hydrolic lifters, nothing to worry about it's normal for M42's.
Can replace all 16 of them, but will cost alot and only thing you'll notice is less noise and a lighter wallet.
Could just switch to a thiker synthetic oil as well, that will help.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:48 AM   #5
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The engine does not make a lifter sound I know wath a loose lifter sounds like and thats not it

Anybody know about Timming chain tensioner probleme on them ????
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:20 PM   #6
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nope, but i would take it in to be sure.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:32 PM   #7
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could be the air pump starting to go, if its a low humming/buzzing sound that goes away after a few mins when the car is warm
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:45 PM   #8
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Anybody know about Timming chain tensioner probleme on them ????

Yes, it will sound alot like a diesel (but quiter) if it needs to be replaced.

And 318's do not have air pumps lik 32*+ e36's.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:00 PM   #9
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didnt know that, never mind then, pretty stupid of me considering I used to own a 318 should have payed more attention to what was under the hood lol
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Is it true that I can use a M44 tensioner in a M42 engine as an upgrade???
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:12 PM   #11
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Yes, tell you the truth I do not think you can even buy the old style M42 tensioner anymore.
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Nice and it looks really easy to chance to. Not even have to open ent block
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