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Old 03-25-2002, 06:02 PM
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Alastair Alastair is offline
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noisy engine

Have you had the cam chain replaced recently? It could be that yur injection pump timing is a little over advanced, causing a valve lifter type noise, this is good old fashond Diesel Knock,and sounds like lugging a gas engine. What colour is the smoke?, Is the smoke worse when hot or cold? If black, its a bit advanced. If blue/white and oily, its retarded, but quiet. At this milage its best to change the chain anyway, and set up the timing at the same time

Hope this helps.

Alastair AKA H.C.II South Wales, U.K. based member

W123, 1985 300TD Wagon, 256K,
-Most recent M.B. purchase, Cost-a-plenty, Gulps BioDiesel extravagantly, and I love it like an old dog.

W114, 1975 280E Custard Yellow,
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