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...
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?
MJ in Beirut
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?
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
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)
mj in Beirut
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
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...
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...
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
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?
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...
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...