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Old 02-14-2002, 08:00 PM
400E 400E is offline
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Omaha, NE
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Thanks for the info!

I had replaced my caps/rotors last year and like you, no help.

I am starting to think you're right, that it's inherent in the breed. I bought my 400E when it was a young pup, 3 years old and 25,000 miles, coming off someone else's lease. I remember taking it in right after I bought it, and complaining of this very same idle. "That's just the way the V8s are" was the response. At the time I thought it was hogwash, since I figured the more cylinders, the smoother the idle.

I have no other engine-related problems -- mileage is good (20/25), starts quickly in all weather, good acceleration -- so yep, maybe "They all do that". . .

I will be VERY interested in your timing chain experiences. I am really torn about what to do. I surely don't want to spend thousands of $ for damage related to chain breakage, but my tech says "Leave it alone until it gets noisy" and so does Stu Ritter, who owns a 400E. I hear there's a lot of labor involved to get to it and the rails.
'93 400E
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