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      06-21-2013, 02:52 PM   #2367
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Originally Posted by Fortyb View Post
I had the Ticking noise at around 15000 miles on my 2007 328 E92..So what i did was use a different oil from what BMW was using which is Castrol..I dropped in some 5w-30 Mobil 1 full Synthetic and haven't had that problem since and i'm sitting at 51500 miles right now... Some of you should try that first instead going through the whole lifter replacement process just for it to return again.
I'm due for an oil change, and am also experiencing the same noise. Only had my 2007 e90 2.5L (323i - Canadian model) for a few months.

Can anyone comment on the above post, whether or not this could remedy the issue? Any other conerns with switching to Mobil 1 Synthetic? Normally I'd want to stick with OEM fluids (even if not getting it done at the dealer), but could this be the holy grail to resolve the noise?