Originally Posted by AWD Addict
I had mine replaced around 40k. Was making a weird noise. I wouldn't say it's normal, but I also wouldn't say its an indicator of anything going forward. It's a high wear componant on the car.
How exactly did they replace your cylinders?
well i had the ticking sound looked on this site...brought it in told them i researched and this is what i suspect and they confirmed. Said two cylinders and lifters had to be replaced, its a common known issue with bmw and other german car engines... my 07 a4 had the same issue but only one cylinder was replaced and somehow they did it same day for me since i had someplace to go the next morning.