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Old 06-14-1999, 10:40 PM
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The clutch is bad and so is the AC. I changed the oil.The car has 190K miles.
I'm more worried about engine killers. I'm not sure if the engine has a timing belt or chain. How do I check it?What else should I check on the engine? Valve lash, etc? Are their key lubrication points and safety items I shoul go over?
Is there anything else I should check? The car runs great; its slow though.
Old 06-14-1999, 11:29 PM
Lee Scheeler
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The car has a timing chain. Search the Shop Forum archives (search function in upper right corner of screen) for other 240D references, discussion, and tips. I'm not sure how much of a DIY'er you are but if you are unfamiliar with the motor and associated systems it is never a bad idea to take it to someone who knows the motor by heart. Even to just help familiarize you with everything.... Sort of a "post-purchase" inspection. That would give you some good DIY projects and guard against "engine killers" for the short term.

As for what could be wrong (without seeing it, given its age, described condition, etc) You can probably trust the oil, everything else is suspect...j/k It is hard to say without seeing it in person. 240D's run forever, but nowhere in a hurry. 0-60 in the 25-27 second range is quite normal. If there is anything else you need please feel free to ask.

Hope this helps...Lee
Old 06-15-1999, 08:59 PM
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Be sure to have the valve lash checked on a 15,000 mile interval. If this is neglected it can lead to a burned valve. Also use some algeacide (sp?) in the tank. Be sure that the fuel filters are replaced. (15K service is the one to look for)


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