I've just repaired by E36's noisy engine - rocker covers, camshaft,
and tappets. The noise, like your's, started around the 150000 km
mark, or probably earlier, cannot really remember.
At least, start with an oil change and ensure the spray-bar is
My mechanic advised that oil changes should be every 10000kms or six
month, whichever comes first.
| 328 E46 1999 80K Miles
| Had from new, very few problems.
| I have noticed over the last few months that when starting from cold
| there is a light metallic tapping from the top of the engine for a
| seconds directly after starting up which then disappears.
| Please could you tell me what this is ?
| Is it serious ?
| Can it be fixed ?
| Does it need to be fixed or is it just a sign of old age creeping up
| Thanks in advance for any help given.
| Mal Vicars.