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Old 01-24-2003, 01:05 PM
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Cool Lifter repaclement/Chain&Tensioner

Would like some info on replacing lifters and chain on a 89 420 SEL. 155K on motor,have some ticking at times on initalstartup,missing under accelartaoin and some times at constant speed on hi-way. I had two lifter repalced about a month ago with the same simptoms,this repalcement elimated the problem,but problem is back,seems to be only on drivers side of engine. Thanks for the info.
PS It is snowing her in Fkorida today 01/24/03

I will also check the search engine this evening

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Old 01-24-2003, 02:12 PM
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Check my web pages on the chain and chain rails


Chain rails.
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Old 01-24-2003, 06:23 PM
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I used Thomaspin's site for my chain replacement...'bout the best resource you can have. You can also do a search on this topic...countless posts have been written on this. If you replace the lifters or "cam followers" in MB speak, from what I hear if you replace them, you have to replace all of them AND the cams. Someone else here more knowledgable can confirm or deny this. But I don't think that the cam followers would lead to it I right? You may have other problems, such as ignition components or fuel injection system. Let us know what happens.

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