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E36General discussion and technical help for (E36) 1992-1999 3 series cars. 318, 323, 325, 328.
So I've noticed like when i accelerate, like my car makes a fast ticking sound , more noticeable when windows down and im driving next to a wall or something. it's like a ticking marbley sound. Like the sound thats described in the lifter nosie thing that apparently is a common problem.
Now, this car has 119k on it. so obviously out of warrenty. but it does it all the time. My car runs fine tho.
so Main questions
Anything else this could be?
if so what else?
is it prolly lifters though? and Im guessing it's the valve lifters were talking about
Any chance dealer would fix this for free?
and If I leave it, is it just mainly an annoyance or is it gonna cause damage/reduce life of my car.
I do that like every fillup
Im MAINLY curious at if it is indeed the lifters, if it's just an annoyance or it's going to damage my engine.
I mean it can get pretty loud when Im up against the wall, and it does it all the time. but yet I cant hear it when i pop the hood at the engine bay? weird huh
Went to my mechanic, we discovered the sound comes faster when i accelerate, but it louder towards the bottom of the car?
he heard it but said it def wasnt lifters because we'd hear it in the engine bay, and it was more towards the bottom?
does that sound legit?