lifter noise


Asked by Aug 03, 2007 at 01:05 PM about the 1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

engine has lifter noise that comes and goes

4 Answers


i have changed oil , filter (mercedes)several times used synthetic and regular oil

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its common with the m117 engine..they use plastic oiler tubes and sometimes the plug on the end of them pop out and thats what causes the ticking noise..i would replace them with metal ones if you can find them, if not just replace the oiler tube with the missing plug and you'll be all set!

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Can this noise cause damamge to your engine?

7 of 7 people found this helpful.

no, since the originals are made out of plastic they get chewed up and ground down but it's not something i recommend should switch to the metal will fix the ticking noise and last much longer

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