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)
Last edited by haasman; 05-25-2003 at 03:59 PM.