VALVE/LIFTER TAP

1998 Mercedes Benz S500

Tiny

jkidd1974

December, 30, 2007 AT 9:44 AM

Engine problem
1998 Mercedes Benz S500 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 100400 miles

Hi. I recently purchased this car. I have the history and it has run fine. I only put about 1200 miles on it and decided to have it serviced. My mechanic was not sure if it had sinthetic oil previously or not. I have driven it about 10 miles since the oil change and it has developed a velve or lifter tap that it never had before. Could it be due to the wrong oil put in it. I just descovered this noise and it is the weekend so I can not get in touch with my mechanic to ask him what type of oil he used. I went through the previous records and can see that Mobil 1 has always been used previouslly. I do not even know if that is a sinthetic oil or not.

What could be the cause of this problem and what can I do to fix it.
Thanks,
Bob

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madmanoz

January, 5, 2008 AT 2:24 AM

Oiler tubes. There are little caps that pop off these tubes. Remove eight and left valve covers and check if they are missing

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