rattling supercharger w210 query

Discussion in 'Engine' started by brens-e200, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. brens-e200

    brens-e200 Active Member

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    hi all

    i have a 2002 w210 2.0 Kompressor and the kompressor rattles. Its not too bad but noticeabe ( well to me anyway ha ha ) and has 140k on the clock. There doesnt appear to be any performance impact as it still accelerates well

    I was wondering

    1. where is the part number located on the unit so i can seek a replacement

    2. If I go down the second hand unit path what do i need to check ?

    3. is there any risk of letting it continue to run as is

    4. any advantage in getting a larger unit or one from a different model ?

    thanks in advance

    brendan
     
  2. BlackC55

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    Are you sure its the charger?

    The camshaft advance mechanism tend to rattle when worn.
     
  3. Amin

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    If you can get hold of a mechanics stethoscope, do so.

    Otherwise, while exercising great caution use a screw driver instead. Metal tip on item, handle in ear should allow you to have a listen and track down the noise.
     
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    brens-e200

    brens-e200 Active Member

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    thanks

    hi

    thanks for the tip , how can i check the camshaft advance mechanism ?
    regards

    brendan
     
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    brens-e200

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    thanks

    hi Amin

    i used the screwdriver method in narrowing down the source .

    regards

    brendan
     
  6. BlackC55

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    Its at the end of the camshaft under a small cover. Just unplug it. If it goes away the its that.
     
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