Question about 1991 BMW 3 Series

2 Answers

Engine ticking it sounds like a lifter is ticking . Ticking speeds up as i increase RPM's...?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Actually, it sounds like I have the same problem. I have a 1987 BMW 325i i was going to describe the problem as "brushing" between 3000 and 4000 rpm but ticking sounds right. I'm wondering if there will be collateral damage for not addressing this immediately.

Posted on Sep 04, 2013

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 51 Answers

Yeah its a hydrolic lifter or the big end bearing (hopefully the hydrolic lifter as its much cheaper to fix) does the ticking go away after 5,000 rpm?

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Replace lifters


First how many miles on the vehicle and how long was the car run low on oil? Most cars today have an integrated fuel pump that will shut off if the engine is low on oil. Most likely you have either gotten some dirt into the lifters causing the noise so I would start with a fresh oil change and filter and add a good oil additive to help clean the insides of the engine. I personally like Rislone products because I have had good luck with them but any good additive that quiets lifters will have a detergent to help clean the lifter and help prevent lifter bleed-down.

Aug 22, 2014 | Chevrolet Cobalt Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

A ticking like sound from the egsaust


If you open the hood with the engine running, do you also hear a ticking sound? If you rev the engine, does the frequency of the ticking increase? If so, you may have a weak or failed hydraulic lifter on one of the exhaust valves.

Oct 10, 2013 | 1999 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

A ticking sound on a 06 ford f150 super crew 5.4L


Ticking sound could be coming from a Coil-on-Plug, or a pcv valve, or (hope it's not) a valve lifter which could be sticking. Sticking lifter noise often disappears when rpm's change, or the noise comes & goes. try changing the motor oil & filter right after adding an Engine-Flush Treatment to the motor oil, running the engine for 10 minutes at idle with treatment added to the oil, then draining the oil & changing filter while oil is still very hot. That last part is very important, so be careful not to burn your hands - be careful. -- The sticking lifter is a likely cause if motor oil has not been changed at frequent intervals in the past (every 3-4K miles) -- dirty oil causes sticking lifters.

Aug 10, 2012 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a ticking sound coming from the rear of the car in between the rear tries sounds like a clock ticking, what is it


An increasingly noisy ticking sound coming from your engine could indicate a lifter malfunction. I once had an exhaust valve lifter 'mushroom' where the cam makes contact with the flat tappet and the lifter wouldn't move up & down smoothly. This kept the exhaust valve from letting out the unspent fuel through the exhaust and the fuel had only one place to go: past the rings & into the oil. My cylinders needed rehoned.

It could be just a lifter gone bad. Unless you're into major HP(say over 400) you've probly got hydraulic lifters. This type builds up oil pressure to take up its 1/8" or so of slack they'll see when the engine hasn't recently run .


Parts Of BMW


Jun 12, 2012 | 2002 Chrysler 300M

1 Answer

Hello, I have a 2001 chevy tracker with a 2.0 engine. It has a ticking noise after it warms up. during up shift at RPM's about 3000 it rattles like lifters, but go away after the shift. Some times


when oil is cold it is thicker and stays [on]coats metal as oil warms up it thins out and flows better[makes it thinner will hear ticking] sounds like a bad lifter or even camshaft lobe problem ,could also have a problem with a loose or out of adjustment rocker arm

May 13, 2012 | 2001 Chevrolet Tracker

1 Answer

I have a 2004 GMC Envoy XUV with 127000 on it. The vehicle has been maintained and services better than any of my previous vehicles so this specific issue is just driving me crazy. About a week ago I...


These engines are known for ticking fan clutches. If the ticking doesnt significantly increase with the engine revving, it may be the fan clutch. The clicking usually happens momentarily and dissipates, and increases only to a certain engine speed. If its an internal mechanical issue, ticking will increase simultaneously with the engine speed increase.

May 27, 2011 | 2004 GMC Envoy

2 Answers

I have a 2001 toyota camry. I hear a ticking noise


depending on what engine, you may have adjustible lifters. aIf it doesn't you may have a lifter bleeding down. you may want to try a bottle of lucas additive your next oil chang.

Sep 16, 2009 | 1998 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

My 1993 rodeo makes a loud ticking noise until it reaches 2000 rpm's . Then it just shuts off like a switch. My mom had one and hers done the same thing. It sometimes doesn't also rev the rpm's down when i...


That ticking your hearing is most likely a valve lifter or tappet that is dirty or failing.At low RPM the oil pressure is lower, as you increase the engine speed the oil pressure rises; with this the lifter sees more oil pressure too and it fills fully with oil thus the ticking stops. You may be able to fluch the oil system in hopes of cleaning out any debris; my gut says the lifter is beginning to fail and should be replaced. If you have the ability and tools this is something you can do in your garage; pick up a manual and review the procedure before tearing into the engine.
I hope this may have helped,
Tom

Aug 10, 2009 | 1993 Isuzu Rodeo

2 Answers

Ticking or clicking noise in the engine while at idle speed


The "lifters" are valve lifter, not oil lifters. They are best described as hydraulic cushions. They use the engine oil pressure to expand and take up the slack between components. As the engine wears, clearances increase and the oil pressure decreases at idle. The ticking goes away with an increase RPM because the oil pressure increases. Using an additive like STP to thicken the oil some might stop it. It isn't uncommon or serious. I had a car once that had lifter noise unless I used Rislone detergent additive to keep varnish from building up around the lifter making it stick. The symtom of coolant in the oil is milkey foam. Some synthetic oils go in clear then turn red or purple. Relax and enjoy the next 100,000 miles. Keep the oil and air filter changed and watch for a leaking water pump. Overheating because the water pump seal or thermostat failed is the death of an older engine. If you want to be proactive, have these and the radiator hoses changed. Avoid a made in China water pump if possible.

Jun 07, 2009 | 2004 Dodge Stratus

Not finding what you are looking for?
1991 BMW 3 Series Logo

Related Topics:

447 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top BMW Experts

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

271 Answers

Al Clark

Level 2 Expert

290 Answers

Doberman

Level 2 Expert

246 Answers

Are you a BMW Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...