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4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
101,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1999 BMW 318 engine problems

engine problem

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1999 BMW 318 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 122009

318 i 1.9L

  • Manual transmission
  • 101,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

i own a 1999 318i with M43 8 valve chain drive engine with 101,000 miles on, at 3000 rpm there is a definite rattle, from idle to2,500 rpm the engine is smooth and quiet, i have changed all the hydraulic lifters and rocker arms, also fitted a new oil spray bar, plus new timing chain and tensioners, but no change. i have been told it's piston slap or big end bearings but i'm not convinced as its had full bmw service history .

- , Bristol, England, UK

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