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      05-14-2018, 12:44 PM   #1
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BMW M4 loud tickling engine sound... is this normal to you?

I own this car since late April and i noticed this loud engine sound ... is this sounds ''normal'' to you or i should be stressed about it

Car pulls strong and runs great ... 40k on the car !!



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Tickling or ticking....
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Sorry I had to....

I'm all seriousness, it sounds almost like lifter noise if it's coming from the top of the motor.

Is that where it's coming from?

Last oil change done by BMW or independent?
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First one in to say.... rod bearings lol
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Tickling or ticking....
my first language is french so hey give me a chance here lol
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Sorry I had to....

I'm all seriousness, it sounds almost like lifter noise if it's coming from the top of the motor.

Is that where it's coming from?

Last oil change done by BMW or independent?
Yes top of motor !! Last oil change done at BMW like all other previous oil change !!
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First one in to say.... rod bearings lol
Its not an e9x lol
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Sounds normal based on what I believe is reasonable/acceptable engine noise, and there are two F80s in my garage: 2017 ZCP (fully modified with 11k miles) and 2018 ZCP (bone stock with 6.9k miles).

The noise is very common on the F8x, and it could vary from belt tensioner, injectors or valve lifters. Some have had actual issues with short valve lifters from the factory (http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1052412) that eventually got repaired under warranty, but it's quite difficult to tell the difference over a video. It's best to take your car to the dealer if you're concerned by the slightest bit, especially considering how you're near the end of warranty coverage.

Edit: As for the tickling sound, it could be due to kinkiness, and since you claim to be French, that may just explain things...

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Direct injection tick..
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That's normal.
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      05-16-2018, 02:54 PM   #11
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That's normal.
Yup mine makes it as well.
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I own this car since late April and i noticed this loud engine sound ... is this sounds ''normal'' to you or i should be stressed about it

Car pulls strong and runs great ... 40k on the car !!



Thanks!!
Mine started to make similar sound after rebuilding the engine with forged rods and pistons. It happens at certain rpm and tad a bit louder idle. I'm suspecting from valve lifters or the injectors. Do you have it at certain rpm as well? (Between 1500-2200) Did you find what it's really about?
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got 11000+ on my 2018. Makes same noise, but not as loud as yours. Its the lifters most likely. BMW use's 0w30, a very thin oil (in my opinion). A thicker oil is recommended if you don't want the noise.
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      03-18-2019, 07:57 PM   #14
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Possibly Lifters IMO.

Does it get better after a few miles/minutes?
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sounds like injectors to me
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Possibly Lifters IMO.

Does it get better after a few miles/minutes?
Mine doing the same like on this second video on the up on this page. Dealer said this is just the louder lifters and i dont have nothing to worry about it. But to be honest im worry about it - sometimes the noise sound like mettalic tapping and in my opiinion it is not normal for a car what worth like 70k . When the car is fully warm up the noise goes away.
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this is still going on my 15 M4 as well and the dealer wanted 2k to inspect it so i told him to go eff off....
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this is still going on my 15 M4 as well and the dealer wanted 2k to inspect it so i told him to go eff off....
Dealer already inspected this problem on mine car and they said it this is just a lifters .
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At around 20k mikes mine started sounding just like that. Car runs strong like always but at idle sounds like a truck.
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      04-04-2019, 11:11 AM   #20
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Call to Bmw USA America north , and explain them. Please take tawny to phone - I reported this issue there if a lot people explain this ticking maybe they will replace for us under warranty the lifters
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What do you think guys can i use the addative to oil ?
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