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I'm considering buying a 2012 300c Diesel. It has a noise…

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Hi, I'm considering buying a 2012 300c Diesel. It has a noise described as a slight knock on the upper engine. I have sent a auto inspector to assess the car - he says it is a Cam bucket needs replacing. I wondered if you could give me an idea on what is invoolved with that repair, approximatley how much it's going to be, whether it would need any specialist tools to do, and would it have to be done by a Chrysler dealer or could any decent garage be able to do it. thanks, Keith

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the engine? And when was it last serviced?

Car is 2012, 90K on the clock and believe last service back end of last year

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 300C yourself? What have you tried so far?

NO I would not do it myself - I don't own the car yet !! I need to know whats involved so I can make a sensible offer

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UK Auto Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 5 months ago

Hello Keith,

Special tools are needed to lock the engine in place before removal of the cam bolt. Best for a dealer tech to do this job.

The camshaft needs to be removed to change one or more hydraulic valve lifters.

A dealer tech can do this in about 4 hours without touching the timing case.

That won't be possible at another shop, since they won't have the special tools.

Allow 4 hours labour, valve cover gasket, valve lifter, cam bolt, about $900 AUD, about 500 pounds.

Hope this helps.

Gary

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UK Auto Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 5 months ago

Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

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