Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 21:30:29 +0100
From: "Michael Arnold" <>
Subject: Re: Knocking sound on 900i 16

Hi, Your problem could be the cam chain tensioner. It's hydraulically actuated and will allow the cam chain to clatter on start up if there is no more adjustment left and will get worse as the engine oil warms. Usually it's only the "slipper" that wears but sometimes the bolt that supports the tensioner assembly workes loose, "It happened to me!" So check it soon. Happy hunting Mike GB Jan Kannemacher wrote in message <>... >Hi there. > >I guess my Elk is getting kinda old. 260,000 km and the engine starts >making noises. > >It's a knocking sound, coming a few times when starting the cold engine >and then, after warming up, permanently. The noise is directly >rev-dependent. It doesn't sound like a damaged rod bearing, so what's >up? One of the hydraulic valve adjusters? I'm not sure, but I think the >noise is coming with half engine speed. > > > > > >JK'99 >

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