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      06-09-2013, 06:36 PM   #20
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Drives: Jet Black E90
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Originally Posted by Efthreeoh
Originally Posted by manutdas11 View Post
As it was stated above, there is a rattling sound that gives you plenty of warning. I mistook it for the sound of the lifter, thus leaving the issue unattended while I found out what to do about the supposed lifter tick problem. That whole lower region by the engine was a mess and there was an uncontrollable oil leak for a couple days non stop. After the defective parts were confirmed: (timing belt, oil pump, brake booster), there were shavings from the oil pump everywhere. How the timing belt lead to the oil pump getting a hole blown through it and the brake booster failing beats me, but it happened. It may not be common, but that doesn't mean it may or may not happen to another fellow N51/52 owner. I just thought I'd share my experience and if it helps someone then great, if not then all the same. Cheers.
What mileage did the grenade at?
It happened around the 85,xxx mark, man. It was unexpected too. Out of the blue. I did all maintenance on time and even some preventative maintenance to make sure the car lasted...but sometimes you can never tell when something unexpected like that can happen. : Oh well. I look forward to getting her back though. Ha
2007 Jet Black E90 328i
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