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1997 S500 Mercedes with a ticking or clicking sound

This car has only 50,000 miles.It is in mint condition and drives like new. The only problem is that every now and then I hear a ticking or clicking sound from the camshaft. My mechanic says it is not going to cause any harm. I didn't ask him what is causing the noise. Any idea what is causing the noise? Is it safe to drive the car in that condition though the noise is irritating? Any remedy? Thanks.
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You would get more replies in the W140 or W220 forums, depending on your chassis type.

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Pre 2000 so it must be a W140 chassis.

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This car has only 50,000 miles.It is in mint condition and drives like new. The only problem is that every now and then I hear a ticking or clicking sound from the camshaft. My mechanic says it is not going to cause any harm. I didn't ask him what is causing the noise. Any idea what is causing the noise? Is it safe to drive the car in that condition though the noise is irritating? Any remedy? Thanks.

Hello:

It's probably the plastic oil tubes. The M119 is "famous" for that sound when one of the tubes gets clogged or broken.

FROM WHAT I HAVE READ.... it doesn't seem to be a problem. I've read stories about engines going over 100,000 miles with the sound without any ill effects.

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