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Old 01-18-2001, 02:06 PM
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Another thing to consider doing is to replace the lifters. My '88 300TE had one or two that were intermittently making noise (indicating that they were leaking down) so I replaced them. I just did the entire deal at 165k (head gasket had begun to weep a little oil out the back of the motor, and there was a tiny bit of oil in my coolant expansion tank), so I'm speaking from recent experience. And assuredly do the valve job while the head's off!
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