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Old 12-16-2000, 02:53 AM
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I recently noticed a squealing noise coming from the front of my 87 300e. when I checked it out it seemed like the pulley on the fan clutch is off balance and is grinding up against another pulley. since I noticed this I haven't been driving it. I'm planning on having the head rebuilt in a few days anyway but, is it safe to drive it about 20 miles like this? should I get a tow??
also, is their anything else I should replace when I'm doing a valve job??
your comments will be greatly appreciated!
Current Stable:
01 ML55 AMG
92 500E (a few mods)
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Old 12-16-2000, 10:01 AM
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Sounds like you are having problrms with the fan bearing support. Very high failure rate (125k-150k mi). DON'T wait you can ruin many $$$ parts if fan comes off. Not a hard job & part is $160 +-$.
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