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Have a 2004 SL500 with 42000. sat for 6 months and when I…

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Have a 2004 SL500 with 42000. sat for 6 months and when I jumped it some oil got on the side and was smoking. I had it looked at and he said the engine mount is blown out. Said all lifters need replacing if not it will seize causing major damage and the left front abc strut is leaking. I'm selling the car. Can tthe lifters be individually fixed. Can they be bad with 42000 mile.

Mechanic's Assistant: When it comes to this particular vehicle, have flat tires been a problem in the past?

No !!! When I jumped it the car body was setting so close to the tire but not on the tire.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your SL500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

It's my husbands car and he died a year ago. He has a friend that's helping me out. I took it to the dealer and they want $5400.00 I had to tow it in. I'm in the process of gathering information and I'm trying to get a second opion. Pretty low maintance so far.

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Mercedes Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
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Mercedes Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 6 months ago

Did the dealer tell you the reason for replacing all lifters?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Had a clicking and he said that the oil has set in the pan and it was the hydraulic lifters getting oil to the engine. That's it but my friend is calling him Tuesday. Is there specifics that he should ask.
Mercedes Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 6 months ago

Yes, need to make sure that the engine oil is clean and on level. If good then next step is to check the oil pressure. It is too early for the lifters to go bad. If all that is good, performing an oil change and using a oil stabilizing treatment will be first step.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
His message reads as follows: on your car first both batteries fail load test needs both battries. loud ticking noise coming from hydraulic lifters loosing oil pressure. if lifters are not replaced will size causing major damage Your car has 2 oil leaks. engine mount completely blown out. second oil leak from left front abc strut. Note the smoking is coming from the lifters.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
OK thank you.
Mercedes Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 6 months ago

Do you know if this lifter issue was present before it was parked for 6 months?

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Mercedes Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 6 months ago

Are you still there?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No it was not here. But I do have a new click. Slight not like a knock.
Mercedes Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 6 months ago

I will recommend getting a second opinion as lifters dint usually go bad just like that at this low miles. It could have just low on lubrication as it has been sitting for 6 months.

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Mercedes Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
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Do you have any other questions?

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Mercedes Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
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Let me know if you have any more questions and good luck with your vehicle, And please don’t forget to rate my performance in the upper left corner otherwise i don’t get compensated. Thank you and have a blessed day.

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