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Old 05-25-2003, 03:48 PM
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Sorry guy .... the engine is much smoother. Multiple witnesses and comments to the fact.

Granted it may have nothing to do directly with the qualities of a synthetic and instead have a lot to do with a worn-out chain tensioner being pumped up with the thicker oil, since the old 190 does have a chain rattle when first starting up.

I would say your comments more than likely apply to a normal engine (one not with the miles the 190e has).

Next project is of course to replace the timing chain, rails and tensioner. In the short-term it was a nice by-product of a simple oil change.

BTW, what type and weight of oil do you run in your car?

'03 E320 Wagon-Sold
'95 E320 Wagon-Went to Ex
'93 190E 2.6-Wrecked
'91 300E-Went to Ex
'65 911 Coupe (#302580)

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