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Old 06-19-2002, 03:40 AM
omegabenz omegabenz is offline
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1987 300D Turbo - valves / cam / timing chain

I went to my brothers car today to start it and it makes some funny noises.

1) when you start the car, I think that the starter is making a grinding noise. One of my friends said that the bendix is worn out. Is this true? Can it be replaced only, or does a new starter need to be purchaces.

2) at idle you can notice a tapping noise, and at higher rpm you can notice it more. Do the valves need to be adjusted? Do I need to replace the timing chain / tentioner, etc? I have been around cars most my life, but IM only 19 and I fear that I may screw up my brothers car. I have been consulting my CD manual and I cant tell what the problem is. Could someone please help?

No Benzes in the stable at the moment, but itching for one again.

Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 300E Amg Hammer 88k mi sold
1992 500E 156k mi sold
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