1997 Mercedes Benz 280 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 175k miles
It is a mercedes c280 sport 97' wich has broken down after a frame work done with lots of effort.
Now the engine has several moths sitting on the garage wich had been waiting for a timing chain riveting tool.
Since it was an 800$ tool we figured out a way to get another timing chain and place it on the engine timed to TDC (or so is what we believe) so we could finally put it together.
The problem is that the engine cranks and fires for a couple of seconds and then goes dead.
The original problem was a broken timing chain and consecutive belnt valves. We suspect the car may have some issues with the piston rings since it burns oil badly enough to throw it from the engine top to the air intake (lots of burnt oil gas firing up from the engine cover intake while we try to fire it.
Again, it fires eventually after some tries, but it does not hold steady; the firing and cranking is a bit rough, and the engine has several new gaskets along with valves.
Could it be the piston rings.
Could it be the engine head?
Could it be bad timing,
What would you suggest?
Any help would be much appreciated.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 AT 12:47 AM