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Australian ML 63 AMG compliance 01/08 has engine failure,

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Australian ML 63 AMG compliance 01/08 has engine failure

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200,000klms

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Hydraulic valve adjuster has failed internally, Upon initial inspection visual damage is evident to camshaft, cam cover and cylinder head. Shim from adjuster has potentially disintegrated or has become lodged within the engine

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Mercedes
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Mercedes Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago
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Mercedes Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Hello there,

Can you post some photos on here please?

How noisy was the engine?

Was the engine still running before you pull the cam cover off?

Gary

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Engine was still running car was driving heard a bang and pulled straight over had vehicle towed could this be related to camshaft adjuster concern?
Mercedes Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

I'd say it has had insufficient lubrication at that cam lobe to lifter, oil partial blockage.

It needs that camshaft, and lifters, chain guides, valve cover and gaskets, front cover sealant etcetc.

You would be best to see a Mercedes AMG tech for this, since many won't tackle a job like this.

It may even need a cylinder head if the lifter has disintegrated that badly.

I haven't seen one fracture a valve cover before.

Gary

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Mercedes Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Gary

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I have towed to a workshop who specialize in these
Mercedes Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Glad to hear you have gone to a specialist.

Will get a more thorough job, and less chance of any other failure.

I wish you well with this.

Gary

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