M104 Noisy lifters on startup

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M104 Noisy lifters on startup

Post by ngruzevs » Thu 04 Oct, 2018 9:18 am

I've just purchased a 300e-24 and noticed on startup for about 60-120 seconds, lifters are quite noisy, but once warm noise goes away. The car has high 314k on odometer, but since 2010 has only done 12K. Since purchasing I have done an oil change using 10w-40 Penrite semi-synthetic oil (full zinc). Seller said car had been used very sparingly for last 8 years, as he had two other cars. I'm just wondering if there's anything I can do to quieten lifters on startup, or are they just worn?
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Re: M104 Noisy lifters on startup

Post by benzy53 » Thu 04 Oct, 2018 4:12 pm

Hi Nick
Please change the oil pressure sensor as discussed. When I come on Saturday we can have a look but we
need a correct reading to go further.
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Re: M104 Noisy lifters on startup

Post by ngruzevs » Mon 08 Oct, 2018 7:50 am

Seems to be all good after a few days of driving. Started up this morning (from cold) and couldn't hear anything. Looks like oil change did the trick.

BTW, oil pressure issue now resolved, replaced sender and now good a full 3 bars of pressure when moving.
Current Garage
1971 MK2 Jensen Interceptor Regency Red Jeremy
1979 W116 450SE Brilliant Red Metallic Claudia
1985 W126 280SE Thistle Green Max
1987 W126 300SE (SA Delivered) Pearl Grey Matt Oscar
2018 Hyundai i30N Polar White Penelope

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