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E36General discussion and technical help for (E36) 1992-1999 3 series cars. 318, 323, 325, 328.
So i've been having issues with ticking and whatnot. but let me confirm this, the e36's lifters DO make noise on startup right, for like 2-3 seconds. cuz if thats a lifter sound my car DEFInetly is not making that noise.
you engine gets junked up i believe. Thats what causes that. Also depends on the weather and what viscosity oil u are running. more then likely its cold in the monrnin gand the oil is thick on start up.
my 318 did it when it was cold. then i would just put thinner oil in it and it would be fine. Just keep in mind if it gets too hot and you are running thin oil, then oil can become too thin and itll be like water and wont get to your valves. (atleast in my M42 ie 5-30 in 100 degree weather=no oil to valves. )
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