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      03-14-2012, 07:49 AM   #83

Drives: 2008 128i, 2015 M235i, 370Z
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Location: MD

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Ticking has returned for me but only once every so often.... When I take short trips or let the car idle after start up when it is cold outside.

Cure for ticking = longer drives + no idling after start up

Do as the manual says just start driving after you start the car even when its cold outside.

These are the only things I do and my car rarely ticks now. It was ticking like crazy when I lived 3 miles from work. The engine never fully warmed up and I am pretty sure that is the biggest problem. I also noticed when it started getting cold out this last winter that letting your car idle after start up to let it warm up brings the ticking back as well.