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      02-17-2013, 04:06 AM   #23
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Drives: 2008 Z4 3.0si
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To the OP, I'd keep bugging the dealer about it. I had the same ticking sound in my Z4 and it was finally resolved when they replaced the lifters. I'll be keeping this Z for a long time. I expect it to last as long as my Civic and Jeep Cherokee both over 100k. This is a BMW. I expect to get what I paid for. To be told to just ignore the sound and just drive it hard is unacceptable. If it is making a ticking sound due to metal hitting metal from not enough oil getting in, then to me, this is defective and should be repaired. Just because this problem was mainly seen in 6 cylinder engines doesn't mean the problem doesn't potentially exist in a 4 cylinder.