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My 93 325is engine is starting to get a ticking sound at an idle like a lifter noise. As soon as I rev it up to 2 thousand rpm it stops, anything I can do to make it stop, oil additive or anything? It only does it when the car is idleing

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Tighten the lifter just give it a quarter tun or so until it stops ticking. (do this with car running)

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