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      11-12-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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weird ticking noise

My car makes this noticable ticking noise now in days, it started to happen as soon as winter came by and snow started to fall. Any body have any idea what it is? also i've noticed that when my car is idling i can hear this faint sound, it sounds kind of like a phone is ringing.
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It might be this.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13504

This is really a ticking sound though .

Although 335 are not suppose to get this problem.

You should record it with your phone and put it up here.
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      11-13-2012, 10:41 PM   #3
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i'm pre sure it's not like that.
N I'll take a video of it in the morning
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      11-13-2012, 10:47 PM   #4
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use heavier weight oil and put a half quart more in once full.

Happens all the time. I switched oils in my E46 and Bam noise went away. Used Shell Rotella 5W40.
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My car makes this noticable ticking noise now in days, it started to happen as soon as winter came by and snow started to fall. Any body have any idea what it is? also i've noticed that when my car is idling i can hear this faint sound, it sounds kind of like a phone is ringing.
sounds like my car also, I talked to a technician they told be because my car is direct injected and what your hearing are the injectors not sure if its true or false. I own a 2008 335xi.
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My car makes this noticable ticking noise now in days, it started to happen as soon as winter came by and snow started to fall. Any body have any idea what it is? also i've noticed that when my car is idling i can hear this faint sound, it sounds kind of like a phone is ringing.
sounds like my car also, I talked to a technician they told be because my car is direct injected and what your hearing are the injectors not sure if its true or false. I own a 2008 335xi.
That is true, direct injection makes that noise, my 335xi has that noise as well, gets louder when the weather is too cold or if its "low on oil"
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That is true, direct injection makes that noise, my 335xi has that noise as well, gets louder when the weather is too cold or if its "low on oil"
+1. It's common with the n52s as well so unless the problem persists after several minutes of driving, there shouldn't be anything to worry about.
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