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help!! Loud engine knocking noise... :(

Started by Ryan1980, 07 December 2008, 03:55 AM

Ryan1980

Tim,
bugger it, at that price, i'll take em. It's just easier.

Could you hold onto them for me until around the 10th april? Because i dont get back from my holiday until then

TJ 450

Sure thing, Ryan. I'll do just that.

I just noticed while looking at the stats that this is the most popular topic in terms of the number of replies.

Tim
1976 450SEL 6.9 1432
1969 300SEL 6.3 1394
2003 ML500

WGB

Sounds like one of lifes little bargains.

Bill (from Albany)

Ryan1980

tim, im guessing that means i really suck at fixing my car, and theres a hell of a lot of very helpful people on this forum :)

13B

Any update Ryan?  Hows this fix coming along?

I.
450SEL 6.9 #5440 = V MB 690 , 450SE # 43094 = 02010 H , 190E/turbo # 31548 = AOH 68K

Ryan1980

no updates unfortunately... however hopefully i can get it all sorted within the next couple of weeks.

Silly me got a bit sidetracked during my week off work... by transplanting a commodore 3.8 engine into an e21 bmw.
another headache... haha

im a sucker for punishment. anyways ill grab the heads off tim soon and will make the trip up to bill's to install the valve springs.

TJ 450

That sort of thing seems to happen during time off. 8)

Tim
1976 450SEL 6.9 1432
1969 300SEL 6.3 1394
2003 ML500

Big_Richard

3.8 litre into the first ever 3 series. That thing is going to be a bullet.

Ryan1980

yes... thats the plan. It'll be a bullet , but it's also an auto electrician's worst nightmare. It's been there over a week.

geiz

I'm reading this topic now for the first time and I'm curious if the engine is already running or not  ;)

Ryan1980

its all fixed buddy! had to take it to the star shop to get the tappets adjusted on the new head, and had a problem with the tensioner not working (my fault, gasket goo was blocking the oil hole), and she's been reliable ever since!

many thanks to everyone for all their help, in particular bill and tim, im in debt to you guys!!

WGB

I'm pleased your happy - hope to see my Valve spring compressor some time as I will need it very soon.

Bill

Ryan1980

sorry bill i totally forgot about that. are you coming up my way in the near future? if not i'll try get it to you tom night