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Old 10-15-2002, 02:19 PM
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420SEL High tickover when warm

Just one more question!

When cold, the car idles in park or neutral at about 750-850rpm, and engagement into drive or reverse is smooth.

When the car reaches operating temperature, it idles in park or neutral at 1500rpm, and engagement into drive or reverse creates a big 'clunk', and once drive or reverse is engaged, it drops back down to about 750-850rpm.

I'm getting the valve seals, guides and the head done over the next month or so. Will this solve the problem, or is it an idling problem?

Thanks again everyone
Oliver Plante

---My Previous MBs---
87 300SE (Sold) - Black, Cream Leather
89 300SE (Sold and missed) - Black, Cream Leather
87 420SEL (Died!) - Bronze, Black Leather

---Father's Previous MB's---
2004 S320 CDi - Black, Cream Leather, 18" AMGs
2001 CL500 (Stolen!) - Black, Cream Leather
1999 E55 AMG - Black, Black Leather
1994 500SE - Black, Cream Leather
1990 300SE - Midnight Blue, Cream Leather
1986 420SEL - Diamond Blue, Cream Leather
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