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Ticking sound in the upper part of the engine

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Sounds like a rocker arm or push rod problem

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It sounds like a collapsed hydraulic valve lifter- a part of yoiur valve train in the upper engine. You need to have it checked at a shop you trust I don't know of any oil additives that can cure this, although someone here may give you some advice.
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I had the car compleletly serviced((2years ago) I have not put 100 miles on the odomitor, Oil is steal clean. I dont drive the 98 740IL it sits in the drive way connected to the battery charger. starts...


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