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      04-10-2006, 09:26 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by andylee97
does anybody have any real answers to why my car ticks and sounds like i am flicking on a soda can when its idle and when i turn off the car then the knocks come ?????? I have 11000 miles on the car. I am tired of bmw telling me its normal, my 2001 honda civic doesnt even make a sound when idle or car off???
As stated, when the car is off, the knocks are probably the cooling of certain parts, most likely the exhaust pipes/system. Are you hearing the pings when idling, after the car has warmed up? I'd expect them when off and possibly when warming up(although not as prevolent when cooling).

If it's engine knocking, then do you use minimum 91 octane? If so, try 93 octane and see if that help's