Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Finger Lakes Region, NY, USA
Spring finally arriving and ticking noise
Well Spring seems to finally be arriving here in NY. This Winter and the fact that my rear tire was worn out added up to no rides over the Winter like the past couple. I started her up a couple of times to keep the juices flowing but nothing to really count.
Well got the new tire mounted today hoping to take ride maybe tomorrow, but when she was idling in the drive I heard a ticking noise. I am wondering if that might be indicative of a valve problem?
I am approaching my 36K service and putting my plan together to do it including checking valves, but haven't ordered everything yet so figured it was a couple of weeks out.
Wanted to ride tomorrow or Monday to work, but not sure if it's a good idea with the noise I am hearing. Any thoughts, are valves a leading possibility?
I am not a mechanic, but typically will tackle normal maintenance, but not real good at diagnosing things like this.
Checked oil in case it was low causing the noise, but and it's not low.
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Closest dealer is 2 hrs away.
2000 Canyon Red "Crimson Cruiser"
40,000 miles grinning, and counting....
BMWMOA # 131660