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I'm looking into purchasing a 2008 e63 amg with around 100k…

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I'm looking into purchasing a 2008 e63 amg with around 100k miles.. I'm alittle nervous because I don't know what to expect from the drivetrain I've heard issues with the top end

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Mainly issues with head studs and transmission I had one person tell me the M156 engines can be junk I really want this car but don't want to make the wrong decision
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Hi, my name is***** have seen problems with the M156 ranging from worn camshafts and valve lifters to worn out camshaft adjusters. This is noticeable when starting the engine after sitting overnight. When you have wear in either the adjusters or the lifters you will get a loud clattering noise on startup. The lifter noise will last a few minutes whereas the adjuster noise will go away immediately after starting the car. The motor should run quiet and smooth on startup. You should definitely have the car inspected for this problem prior to purchasing. I strongly suggest a complete pre-purchase inspection be performed prior to making your decision on the car. Oil leakage and motor mount and suspension wear are also common problems.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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