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      02-05-2012, 09:11 PM   #2108
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Originally Posted by RentonTDI View Post
Question: Based on the SIB detailed in post below, should I trust that any E90 manufactured after 11/31/2008 has then new engine head design, that eliminated the LIFTER TICK noise?

SIB link:

NOTE: Iíve been using the following site to verify production date, based on VIN number.

VIN Decoder:

Thanks in advance.
Update: Another member (ray_futbol) has an e90 manufactured/produced after 11/31/2008, AND YET he's experienced the engine ticking - see link below:

So, anyone have thoughts on this? Could it be that BMW continued to install faulty engine heads after 11/31/2008? Or worse, that the redesigned head is not the final fix ?

NOTE: I'm thinking of purchasing an used e90...hence the concern/question...