Thread: Noisy 380SL
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Old 07-02-2001, 10:12 AM
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You may have cam chain stretch. You should take off the valve covers and rotate engine until you can see the cam timing marks and see if there is a 'stretched' difference from one cam to the other. On the other hand, if you know it has been a long while, or if you don't know when the chain was last replaced, just go ahead and roll in another one and put in a new chein. Not really a big deal and is peace of mind in the long run. It will get rid of that clatter on the first 2-3 seconds of start up. I just converted my single chain to a double chain in my garage at home. It cured the clatter and I have peace of mind. Of course, I think you have the double chain already, you just need to roll one in.
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