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      07-13-2010, 09:22 AM   #47
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I wasn't meaning to get into the whole oil change debate, and i understand the theoretical merit of more frequent oil changes. But i still believe it is an inadequate explanation for the ticking noise, and i sometimes get the feeling that people just jump to the "bad oil" for the cause of any engine problem.
Even as you have said JimD, you should be able to get a few decent kms/miles/years out of it without any problem by following bmw's recommendations. Whereas the ticking noise seems to occur in relatively new engines.