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Old 12-18-2001, 09:44 PM
John Plut John Plut is offline
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Location: Joliet Illinois
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'88 260E cam and lifter question

My '88 260E makes a loud ticking sound for several seconds after starting, especially if it has not been driven for a couple days. Could this be the hydraulic lifters and can anything be done other than replacing them?

Another thing I noticed while going through the previous owner's service records is that the car was serviced 1n 1991 with 40k miles because of a clicking/ticking noise. The dealer replaced the cam and all 12 rockers due to abnormal wear on the came lobes and rockers. I have not seen any other problems with camshafts on this board and was wondering how common this problem is.
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