Intermittent ticking noise from valve train on BMW 528i

Problem Description and Possible Solution

An intermittent ticking noise from the valve train may be noted at times. This concern is commonly caused by one or more faulty hydraulic valve lifters. Our technicians tell us updated valve lifters are available which should correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 105,847 (68,000–170,000)
2 model years affected: 2008, 2009
8 people reported this problem
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Loud ticking, car under warranty, took to dealer. Two valves replaced.
Ticking resumes from time to time, dealer refuses to repair the problem until the ticking is constant.
Loud ticking, car ran rough after start and when idling.

Dealer replaced 2 valves, problem continues from time to time, BMW cannot replicate the problem, will not replace until 'consistent' ticking.