Date registered: Nov 2010
Vehicle: Mercedes E320 Wagon
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
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Former lurker with engine trouble!
I have a 1998 E320 wagon with abut 150,000 miles on it that has started running rough and making a noise at idle that sounds like the tapping of little hammers in the engine - tuneful enough that at first I though I was just sitting next to someone listening to music. This has now degenerated into a ghastly loose-sounding rattle.
Is this the sound of my engine dying, or something that can be relatively simply repaired by a semi-competent mechanic?
I've always been good about premium gas, oil is changed regularly, etc...