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      12-11-2008, 12:39 AM   #2
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Drives: 2006 E90 330i 6MT
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cambridge, MA

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I did have the ticking noise less than a year after I first got it. For me, the ticking noise was very loud, and would not go away when warmed up. They opened a PUMA case and replaced the lifters and camshaft (sent from Germany) and a few other pieces related. No cylinder head replacement. The good news is that from then on, it's never had a relapse and has always stayed quiet.

When I asked my SA how much it would've cost to do this if there was no warranty, she said it would've been around $5000. I've always wondered whether later on after my warranty expires (and possibly an extended warranty - still considering it) if BMW would consider "good faith" coverage if it happened again. Being that it seems to be a common problem and they already did the work previously.

2006 E90 330i 6MT: TiAg|Black Leather|Poplar Trim|Premium Package|Cold Weather Package
2003 E46 325i 5MT: Retired - The beginning of my BMW obsession!