BMW Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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as I am sure you can appreciate, it is difficult to diagnose a noise that one cannot hear, but I will do my best to provide helpful info
my assessment based on your description is that this is most likely nothing to be concerned about if it goes away once warm. usually a tapping noise is just the valve lifters being noisy which has no impact on longevity or performance.
if you are very worried, it would be worthwhile to have the vehicle inspected by a trained BMW technician who is familiar with this engine to make sure it is nothing more serious
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