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    rattly timing chain on M103 engine

    Please help me work out whether i need a new timing chain tensioner or whether i am suffering from 'pinking'. My old 300E sounds ever so slightly like a diesel when it starts but then quietens - except when up a hill and then a faint rattling can be heard. Is this the chain or is it pinking...
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    what colour is my old 300E?

    thanks to all of you for that. Now for the tougher question/ where can i but it on line so u can get it mailed to me in Beirut?
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    what colour is my old 300E?

    if anyone can say for sure what mercedes colour code this it, i would be grateful many thanks stringer ps, i was told it was 'champagne' by the owner but he was not so sure
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    m103 timing chain and synthetic oil...

    hi the timing chain on my m103 engine occassionally rattles when engine is hot an i was wondering whether this was anything to do with the fact that i put in synthetic oil by mistake. If i went back to 20/50 mineral, would that quieten it a bit? thanks MJ in Beirut
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    W124 heater blower problem

    i have an ancient 300E which has just lost its heater blower function and AC. It's bloody freezing here at the moment so any help appreciated to locate both fuzes where is Dieselman, Grober, Stwat when you need 'em eh? MJ
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    blower fan in 300E packed up, help

    sorry to re-post this moderators but i didn't get any reply in 'electrical'. All my blower fans are out along with air con, etc i checked the fuse but i wanted to know where is the second fuse/regulator? any help appreciated mj
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    300E blower fans just stopped...

    ...can anyone help me locate the 'second' fuze? or it is regulator? I'm assuming that the main one is number 7? thanks MJ
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    300E blower fans and AC all gone

    I'm guessing it's a fuse issue but i've checked the ones in the box. Just don't know where the 'other' one is which i read about/ can anyone help? It's f-f-f-f-f-freezing here in the middle east (although the photo of the pyramids with snow on was a hoax, i admit) thanks mj in Beirut
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    tapety tap tap m103

    i did actually want to say to VLad that his mechanic is taking him for a ride if he's telling him that. Maybe he didnt spot that mine is a M103 engine so the cam is beneath, not on top. Anyway, he's from Reading, so let's not be too hard on the lad mj
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    tapety tap tap m103

    aren'y you both getting carried away though? We're talking about cam lifters which are notorious for getting stuck when the tiny springs inside wear out, no?
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    tapety tap tap m103

    any advice appreciated on changing a cam lifter. Or is it really as simple as popping the old one out and pushing a new one in? I"m guessing there's more to it than that but I tried the Wyns-type treatment and it didn't work so i thought i might as well buy an aftermarket one for about 5 quid...
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    tap-tap-tap....are my cam lifters telling me something?

    sure but you are saying run it for 30 minutes whereas Louwdj is saying DRIVE it.... confused
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    tap-tap-tap....are my cam lifters telling me something?

    you mean with 2 litres of diesel oil mixed in the sump oil? i have already driven it for 2 hours on the highway but it did not clear but that was not with the diesel oil trick
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    m103 cam to find the dodgy ones....

    hi does the motley crew have any tips on how to quickly identify the cam lifters which are not working properly? If i took the rocker cover off and started the engine (warmed up) would it be evident from the noise? Or is there a clever shade-tree way of listening with a dutch cap and a...
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    tap-tap-tap....are my cam lifters telling me something?

    can anyone elaborate? i mean on how exactly to clean them? blow them through with carb cleaner
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    tap-tap-tap....are my cam lifters telling me something?

    crud in cam lifters its probably here somewhere but these kind of products are hard to find in lebanon. but heres the question. does it really work? Surely, if the cam is sticking and this stuff cleans out the crud, wouldn't a better solution be to take them out and clean 'em? M in Beirut
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    tap-tap-tap....are my cam lifters telling me something?

    hi all i just put back my rockers after changing all the valve seals and i just noticed that one of the cam lifters seems to be sticking - and of course more so when it's cold. What's the best remedy? take them out and replace them? Are they expensive? Or can something be done? thanks...
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    synthetic iol for a m103? aaarrrgghhhh.....

    well spotted stwat, yes actually it was 5 litres. but did i also mention that it seems to have quitened the rattly timing chain? thanks, Dieselman
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    synthetic iol for a m103? aaarrrgghhhh.....

    i know. it's dumb, but i just wasn;'t paying attention and did the annual oil change and filter - only to find that i had chucked in almost 6 litres of fully synthetic 20/50. Is this automatically a bad thing and should i drain it right away? I mean, is there an danger of damage on an old (but...
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    duty cycle frozen at 20%

    can anyone give me an idea what is the checklist under these circumstances please? I've managed to get the engine to run reasonably smoothly but i understand that the duty cycle should be up at 50% but when i try and make the mixture richer, it dies. Possibly faulty temp sensor? EHA? If i...
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